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English translation: My surrounds are blue and forest green

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15:33 Nov 22, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: hirschgrün
Die Umgebung von mir ist blau und hirschgrün.
Someone talking about the area where they live I think, which is in Germany but I don't know where specifically.
I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Sorry not more context, I don't have any myself.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 10:37
English translation:My surrounds are blue and forest green
Explanation:
Hirschgrün usualy relates to a deep, dark green that the German hunters wear.
So, the person who writes this is enjoying nature and describing the blue sky and the dark green colour of the forest.

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Andrea McNamara
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nahunter's greenBarbara Schmidt-Runkel
naMy surrounds are blue and forest greenAndrea McNamara
naNOT purple metallicUlrike Lieder
napurple metalic
Elisabeth Moser


  

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28 mins
purple metalic


Explanation:
Der Begriff hirschgruen scheint von Hirschgras zu kommen.
Hirschgras=purple metalic grass (melica caerulea)
Thus, I would coin a term using part of the Hirschgras translation,
i.e. my surroundings are blue and purple metalic . . . or metalic purple. When you search google under this color description, you'll find lots.


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Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 04:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 772

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Ulrike Lieder
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56 mins
NOT purple metallic


Explanation:
Hirschgras is purple melic grass, not purple metallic grass (an unfortunate typographical error in the previous answer). In view of the Latin name Melica caerulea, the common name of purple melic grass does make a little more sense, too, than would purple metallic.

Unfortunately, I don't have a better suggestion to offer; searches on hirschgrün or Hirschgras came up empty, and even a search on the botanical name in German websites was not very productive.

The only suggestion I can offer is to be somewhat vague in your translation of "hirschgrün" and use a phrase like "various hues of green" or "many hues of green" - at least you're not altering the meaning. And who knows, maybe someone else has encountered this rather strange word...

Hope this will be of some help...

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 01:37
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

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Mats Wiman
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4 hrs
My surrounds are blue and forest green


Explanation:
Hirschgrün usualy relates to a deep, dark green that the German hunters wear.
So, the person who writes this is enjoying nature and describing the blue sky and the dark green colour of the forest.



Andrea McNamara
PRO pts in pair: 19
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8 hrs
hunter's green


Explanation:
ditto on the "forest green". American sporting clothes catalogs call this colour "hunter's green", so take your pick.


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Barbara Schmidt-Runkel
Local time: 10:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 22
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