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14:27 May 3, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: sieg heil
A WWII book
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Summary of answers provided
nadon't translate!samsi
nasieg heil
Alan Johnson
na"hail to victory/triumph!" or "here's to victory/triumph!" or "hail victory/triumph!"Dan McCrosky
naDon't translate!Elizabeth van der Veen
naA Nazi saluteAgius Language & Translation


  

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58 mins
A Nazi salute


Explanation:
Literally -Victory hails!
This was used by pro-Nazis as a salute to Hitler's regime. Often seen as an insult if used out of context.
Hope this helps!
Claire

Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
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Rebekka Groß
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5 hrs
Don't translate!


Explanation:
Sieg Heil was a specific Nazi Salute and carries itself without translating. If you translate this it would take away the meaning of the book/title of the book.
If you use this frase people will immediately know what it stands for!

Just watch some WWII documentaries and you'll understand why.


    History is one of my absolute favorite subjects and From my childhood on I have read and seen everything I could about
    WWII. I pride myself on knowing, not everything about this, but an awful lot!
Elizabeth van der Veen
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Rebekka Groß
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9 hrs
"hail to victory/triumph!" or "here's to victory/triumph!" or "hail victory/triumph!"


Explanation:
Elendil is quite right that the phrase is normally not translated in film, theater, or literature about the German Nationalist Socialist period but maybe you or your customer would like to know what the real meaning of the phrase is. It means literally "hail to victory/triumph!" or "here's to victory/triumph!" or "hail victory/triumph!". These meanings are supported by Duden Universal Wörterbuch and NODE – The New Oxford Dictionary of English. NODE writes "a victory salute used originally by Nazis at political rallies."

Hope this helps,

Dan


Dan McCrosky
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Rebekka Groß
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11 hrs
sieg heil


Explanation:
If this is the title of the book, it is most certainly not to be translated. Even where it appears in the text, a translation would be dubious at best. As has been suggested, do not translate.

Alan Johnson
Germany
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2 days 23 hrs
don't translate!


Explanation:
I agree with ajohnson and Elendil, "Sieg heil" should definitely not be translated.

nice regards


    xxx
samsi
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