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knistern

English translation: rustle, crackle

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German term or phrase:knistern
English translation:rustle, crackle
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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04:06 Jun 12, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: knistern
As I know, knistern means to rustle. But in this context, it's about the relationship:

Bei Ihnen wird es ewig knistern, oder die Funken spruehen.
Lava
be excitement
Explanation:
Between you there will always be excitement and the sparks will fly.
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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 22:01
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Summary of answers provided
nabe excitement
Mats Wiman
nacorrection
Mary Worby
na...volatile relationship ...
Mary Worby


  

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9 mins
...volatile relationship ...


Explanation:
Don't think you can translate this one word for word, you need to work around it a bit.

They'll always have a volatile relationship where the sparks really fly.

My dictionary has 'eine knisternde Atmosphäre' as 'a tense or charged atmosphere', so I guess that's the idea you need to get across.

HTH

Mary Worby
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16 mins
correction


Explanation:
When I say 'they', of course I mean 'you'.

(mental note: engage brain before submitting in future!)

Mary Worby
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17 mins
be excitement


Explanation:
Between you there will always be excitement and the sparks will fly.


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Mats Wiman
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