Sonnenanbeter

English translation: sun worshipper

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German term or phrase:Sonnenanbeter
English translation:sun worshipper
Entered by: barbarameyer

10:11 May 5, 2017
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / ungewöhnlicher Beruf
German term or phrase: Sonnenanbeter
Found this term in a list of "ungewöhnliche Berufe" in a German language textbook for school-going children.
Other terms in the list are
Mondgucker, Sonnenanbeter, Tierstreichler, Schönwettermacher, Fragensteller, Antwortgeber, Gesundpfleger.


Sonnenanbeter sun worshipper
http://www.dict.cc/?s=Sonnenanbeter

Indeed, a 'sun worshipper' may be 'ungewöhnlich', but a "Beruf" ? Never known it to be.

Many thanks for your insights into this unusual term !
barbarameyer
sun worshipper
Explanation:
None of these terms can really be used to describe a "profession" in the sense of an electrician or plumber. They are more terms that are used to describe individual characteristics but certainly not professional capabilities. The term "Beruf" is certainly misplaced here unless it is used in a rather cynical manner which would certainly not be fitting for a school book.
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David Phillips
Germany
Local time: 09:34
Grading comment
Thank you, David :-)
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sun worshipper


Explanation:
None of these terms can really be used to describe a "profession" in the sense of an electrician or plumber. They are more terms that are used to describe individual characteristics but certainly not professional capabilities. The term "Beruf" is certainly misplaced here unless it is used in a rather cynical manner which would certainly not be fitting for a school book.

David Phillips
Germany
Local time: 09:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Thank you, David :-)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ellen Kraus
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agree  Wendy Streitparth
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agree  Michael Martin, MA: A case of Germans displaying a sense of humor and nobody seems to notice...
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agree  Eleanore Strauss: agree with Michael :)
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