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Unschuld vom Lande

English translation: country cousin

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German term or phrase:Unschuld vom Lande
English translation:country cousin
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23:58 Aug 30, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Unschuld vom Lande
No specific context - this is an expression referring to a person (generally female) from the countryside who doesn't have much (life) experience.
Just wondering whether there is an equivalent English expression...?
Ralf Lemster
Germany
Local time: 18:57
country cousin
Explanation:
Is quite standard...
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Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 02:57
Grading comment
Thanks! (This was hiding somewhere in the back of my head, but as we all know...)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nanaive country girl
Kim Metzger
nacountry bumpkin
Sven Petersson
nacountry cousin
Hans-Henning Judek


  

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1 min
country cousin


Explanation:
Is quite standard...


    Langenscheidt
Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 02:57
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks! (This was hiding somewhere in the back of my head, but as we all know...)
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11 mins
country bumpkin


Explanation:
Scores 7980 Google hits.
"country cousin" scores 3830.


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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 18:57
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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18 mins
naive country girl


Explanation:
I know there must be something better, but right now that's all I can come up with at 2 a.m. and still finishing a project.


    Roget's International Thesaurus
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:57
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 140
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May 12, 2015 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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