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Des Aprilens Lachen verdirbt des Landmanns Sachen.

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21:02 Apr 1, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Des Aprilens Lachen verdirbt des Landmanns Sachen.
It is a farmers rule about weather.
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Summary of answers provided
5April's sunny weather spoils the farmer's summer.Nancy Arrowsmith
naApril's joy spoils farmer's soil.Astrid Bidanec
naAprils smiling/sunny jest is bound to spoil the harvest.Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naSmiling April weather will do the farmer much harm.
Vesna Zivcic


  

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3 hrs
Smiling April weather will do the farmer much harm.


Explanation:
Freely translated:

Smiling April weather will do the farmer much harm.



I have found a saying that conveys the meaning of the above farmer's rule, however for the month of March:

"March damp and warm, will do the farmer much harm."



    Reference: http://www.ea.pvt.k12.pa.us/htm/Units/lsDevon/DFormSS/weathe...
Vesna Zivcic
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3 hrs
Aprils smiling/sunny jest is bound to spoil the harvest.


Explanation:
April's sunny/smiling jest might spoil the farmer's harvest?

I'm so amazed that I can't find an english proverb.
April in Germany could be the beginning of spring, interrupted by sudden frosts.
So, trees start to bloom, seeds to sprout, and then they get killed by frost.

"April's sun too warm, will bring the farmer harm".

I should be a poet (but german)
regards!






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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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17 hrs
April's joy spoils farmer's soil.


Explanation:
Maintains the meaning and rhyme of the German phrase. April weather is known to change a lot and produce serious hazards to agriculture, whether it is due to rain or sunshine in often extreme amounts.


    German mothertongue and English poetry skills.
Astrid Bidanec
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April's sunny weather spoils the farmer's summer.


Explanation:
guess that must be happening in Germany and Austria now...

Nancy Arrowsmith
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