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zuwider/unrund (in the ff. expression)

English translation: repulse/revolt/loathe/detest not being happy with one's self

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16:13 Jan 6, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: zuwider/unrund (in the ff. expression)
The sentence:
Manchmal sind wir uns selbst einfach „z’wider“, wie wir sagen, unrund mit uns selber.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 04:18
English translation:repulse/revolt/loathe/detest not being happy with one's self
Explanation:
Langenscheidt's Handwoerterbuch:
Jemandem zuwider sein:
repulse/revolt/turn off someone
something ist zuwider:
detest/loathe/can't stand something
As for the 'unrund mit uns selber', I would translate it as 'not being at ease with ourselves'. The original meaning probably comes from
'not smooth' 'something out of place/sticking out'

HTH Chris
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Chris Koenig
Local time: 19:18
Grading comment
Thanks Chris, I got that one in the dictionary, but your confirmation is helping.
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repulse/revolt/loathe/detest not being happy with one's self


Explanation:
Langenscheidt's Handwoerterbuch:
Jemandem zuwider sein:
repulse/revolt/turn off someone
something ist zuwider:
detest/loathe/can't stand something
As for the 'unrund mit uns selber', I would translate it as 'not being at ease with ourselves'. The original meaning probably comes from
'not smooth' 'something out of place/sticking out'

HTH Chris

Chris Koenig
Local time: 19:18
PRO pts in pair: 78
Grading comment
Thanks Chris, I got that one in the dictionary, but your confirmation is helping.
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