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21:25 Sep 20, 2007
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German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Video Game text
German term or phrase: abgehangen
Ich mag es gut abgehangen!

This comment is made by a skeleton to his opponent (that's the humorous part). There is a literal translation of this term, but since it is very commonly used in slang in the U.S., I don't want to use it. This does not have to be a literal translation, just some sort of joke to do with meat and possibly hanging (the text could be used for a specific sequence in the game). Any suggestions?
Courtney Sliwinski
Local time: 13:01

Summary of answers provided
4 +6aged

Discussion entries: 4



7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6

To avoid the vulgarity use "well aged" - it has the same meaning - web search gives lots of references to aged meat, aged beef etc.

Local time: 13:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nicole Schnell
6 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  Andrea Black: And since a skeleton is sort of on the "aged" side, too, you still have a double meaning of sorts.
9 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  Katarina Peters
18 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  Stefanie Reinhold
2 hrs
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neutral  xxxFrancis Lee: Except simply saying "aged" omits the unambiguous meat reference in "abgehangen"
13 hrs
  -> depends what the context before is - otherwise "I like my meat well aged" perhaps to avoid ambiguity

agree  Rebecca Garber: a 'well-aged' skeleton would be humorous.
17 hrs

agree  s4saveen
2 days1 hr
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