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English translation: fussy

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18:19 Dec 29, 2010
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Sewing
German term or phrase: tuddelei
Hello, I'm hoping to find a translation into English. I believe it is related to fiber or sewing? Thank you!
Jackie deRuyter
English translation:fussy
Explanation:
tueddeln, betueddeln etc. is actually making a fuss about s.th. or s.o.


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Note added at 1 day20 hrs (2010-12-31 15:19:25 GMT)
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fussiness, if you need the noun

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Note added at 6 days (2011-01-05 12:16:03 GMT) Post-grading
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thank you!
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Vere Barzilai
Israel
Local time: 01:35
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4fussy
Vere Barzilai
Summary of reference entries provided
tüd(d)eln
Johanna Timm, PhD

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1 day 20 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
fussy


Explanation:
tueddeln, betueddeln etc. is actually making a fuss about s.th. or s.o.


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Note added at 1 day20 hrs (2010-12-31 15:19:25 GMT)
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fussiness, if you need the noun

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Note added at 6 days (2011-01-05 12:16:03 GMT) Post-grading
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thank you!

Example sentence(s):
  • Full of superfluous details: "It can indeed be fussy, filling with ornament what should be empty space" (H.D.F. Kitto).
Vere Barzilai
Israel
Local time: 01:35
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4 hrs
Reference: tüd(d)eln

Reference information:
http://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/tüddeln

Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 71
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