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English translation: "ring the bell and win (a prize)"

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15:26 Nov 30, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Hau den Lukas
Attraktion auf Kirmes,Jahrmarkt, Volksfesten, wobei mit einem Hammer auf eine Platte geschlagen wird und die Schlagkraft durch ein senkrecht nach oben aufsteigendes Teil angezeigt wird
ekimov
Local time: 22:33
English translation:"ring the bell and win (a prize)"
Explanation:
The correct answer is "ring the bell and win (a prize)"

"try your strength" can be used for various attractions including "Lukas" but also for other activities such as free climbing, grip testing machines, as at this site:

http://homearts.com/depts/home/kfkov115.htm

http://www.eng.uci.edu/~pfluegl/1995.08.19.BournemouthTrip.h...

One was a measure-your-strength kind of deal where you hit a target with a sledge hammer to catapult a weight up a measuring stick with a bell on the top.

http://www.aceproject.org/main/english/ve/vef03/default.htm

fairgrounds often have a "ring the bell and win" game. It consists of a target to be hit, a hammer, and a long column with a bell at the top that rings if the impact of the hammer on the target is hard enough.

http://www.neumedia.net/~sykes/lc/summaries/lcs108-109.txt

Meanwhile, Clark
spends some more time with his parents, and then shows them that he is still
not back up to strength by trying to "ring the bell and win a prize." But his
effort falls short.

http://www.subreality.com/mst3k/gen13.html

MIKE: His strength, just like at the county fair.
CROW: (as a carnival barker) Ring the bell and win a prize.

"ring the bell and win" draws 44 Google hits, all pertinent

- HTH - Dan
Selected response from:

Dan McCrosky
Local time: 22:33
Grading comment
Thanks Dan, very helpful and convincing reply

Mike
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na"ring the bell and win (a prize)"Dan McCrosky
naTry your strength!Ulrike Lieder
naTry your strength!Sabine Cane


  

Answers


3 mins
Try your strength!


Explanation:
that is what they shout out to attract peoples attention, or something on those lines

Sabine Cane
Local time: 21:33
PRO pts in pair: 66
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36 mins
Try your strength!


Explanation:
Just to support Gem's answer (not that she needs it...)

Muret-Sanders, Enzyklopäd. Wörterbuch, also gives "Try your strength!" (exclamation point and all) for Hau den Lukas

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 13:33
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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22 hrs
"ring the bell and win (a prize)"


Explanation:
The correct answer is "ring the bell and win (a prize)"

"try your strength" can be used for various attractions including "Lukas" but also for other activities such as free climbing, grip testing machines, as at this site:

http://homearts.com/depts/home/kfkov115.htm

http://www.eng.uci.edu/~pfluegl/1995.08.19.BournemouthTrip.h...

One was a measure-your-strength kind of deal where you hit a target with a sledge hammer to catapult a weight up a measuring stick with a bell on the top.

http://www.aceproject.org/main/english/ve/vef03/default.htm

fairgrounds often have a "ring the bell and win" game. It consists of a target to be hit, a hammer, and a long column with a bell at the top that rings if the impact of the hammer on the target is hard enough.

http://www.neumedia.net/~sykes/lc/summaries/lcs108-109.txt

Meanwhile, Clark
spends some more time with his parents, and then shows them that he is still
not back up to strength by trying to "ring the bell and win a prize." But his
effort falls short.

http://www.subreality.com/mst3k/gen13.html

MIKE: His strength, just like at the county fair.
CROW: (as a carnival barker) Ring the bell and win a prize.

"ring the bell and win" draws 44 Google hits, all pertinent

- HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 22:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
Grading comment
Thanks Dan, very helpful and convincing reply

Mike
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