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English translation: Arch du lieber

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19:05 Aug 24, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Arch! Du Lieber
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vlynn
English translation:Arch du lieber
Explanation:
Oh my goodness, Augestine!

The story of Augestine is a hoot. After falling into a mass grave for "Die Pest" victims, he climbed out of the grave much to the amazement of the citizens of his town. That's why they said
Oh my goodness, Augestine!

Hope this helps.
Cindy
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oudghiri
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naArch du lieberoudghiri
naGoodness gracious!Nancy Schmeing
naOh, my dear!
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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16 mins
Oh, my dear!


Explanation:
I assume this should be'Ach', not "Arch"? More context would make it easier to suggest different translations(if only, alas etc)



    muret sanders
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 10:39
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1 hr
Goodness gracious!


Explanation:
This is what is called a Mark Twain cuss-word. His wife objected to his language, so he came up with mild forms like darn. This is in lieu of stronger words. Of course, it is ach. People say it all the time, often in consternation or amusement.


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Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 13:39
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1 day 18 hrs
Arch du lieber


Explanation:
Oh my goodness, Augestine!

The story of Augestine is a hoot. After falling into a mass grave for "Die Pest" victims, he climbed out of the grave much to the amazement of the citizens of his town. That's why they said
Oh my goodness, Augestine!

Hope this helps.
Cindy

oudghiri
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Thanks very much... My daughter got bonus points in band for deciphering this phrase!!
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