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"Die Jugend wäre eine viel schönere Zeit, wenn sie später im Leben käme."

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03:20 May 23, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: "Die Jugend wäre eine viel schönere Zeit, wenn sie später im Leben käme."
Are there any Charlie Chaplin experts out there. The phrase above is a quotation by him. I couldn't find the original on the Net.
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Summary of answers provided
nahere's what I foundBeth Kantus
naYouth would be much more enjoyable if it arrived later in life.Bernard Adelt
nayouth would be a much nicer time, if it happened later in life
Saskia


  

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19 mins
youth would be a much nicer time, if it happened later in life


Explanation:
more or less literal translation. i can't remember his words verbatim

Saskia
Local time: 09:59
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 179
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2 hrs
Youth would be much more enjoyable if it arrived later in life.


Explanation:
I couldn't find the quote either so this is just my version.

Bernard Adelt
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6 days
here's what I found


Explanation:

Was Chaplin perhaps repeating this quote ?

"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life." -Herbert Henry Asquith

HTH

Beth Kantus
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Local time: 10:59
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924

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