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English translation: slightly cross-eyed

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German term or phrase:Silberblick
English translation:slightly cross-eyed
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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12:14 Feb 26, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: Silberblick
Er hatte einen Silberblick --- it means
something like "he squinted" or "he
was cross-eyed."
Gero Tresbirri
slightly cross-eyed
Explanation:
While the dictionaries do list "squint" (cf. Reuter/Reuter, Medizin or Langenschedit), Silberblick in general usage does mean cross-eyed (Silberblick = [leichtes] Schielen)

Silberblick: Schielen;
einen Silberblick haben
(c) Dudenverlag

HTH!
Selected response from:

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 12:36
Grading comment
Thank you very much indeed. I see that I was mistaken,
and I appreciate very much your time and patience.
Thank you for your help!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naHe had a slightly cross-eyed stare.Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
naslightly cross-eyedUlrike Lieder
nacross-eyed
Dierk Seeburg
naslight squintUschi (Ursula) Walke


  

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25 mins
slight squint


Explanation:
Silberblick = (ugs. scherzh.) (slight) squint.
cross-eyed is too strong,
HTH


    Oxford Duden
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 06:36
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27 mins
cross-eyed


Explanation:
You got it! It means cross-eyed.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    native language experience
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 13:36
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1 hr
slightly cross-eyed


Explanation:
While the dictionaries do list "squint" (cf. Reuter/Reuter, Medizin or Langenschedit), Silberblick in general usage does mean cross-eyed (Silberblick = [leichtes] Schielen)

Silberblick: Schielen;
einen Silberblick haben
(c) Dudenverlag

HTH!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 12:36
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
Grading comment
Thank you very much indeed. I see that I was mistaken,
and I appreciate very much your time and patience.
Thank you for your help!
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2 hrs
He had a slightly cross-eyed stare.


Explanation:
He had a mild case of strabismus.

One can also say "slight strabismus".
If you want to be pedantic about it...



    Usual dictionaries, Internet
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 21:36
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 126
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