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22:23 Jan 10, 2003
German to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Explanation: It ist not as general in meaning as suggested by my colleagues, but means only a realtionship that the male enters into because of certain benefits he gets from it (like a regular meal, a bed, getting his clothes washed etc) but which does not involve a strong bond to the woman.
Acc. to Duden, Oxford-Duden, Pons
"er hat ein Bratkartoffelverhältnis mit ihr" - "she is his meal ticket"
Eckhard Boehle Germany Local time: 01:42 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in pair: 523