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English translation: rumgammeln

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17:33 Dec 14, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: rumgammeln
Dass man also rumgammeln kann, dass ich auch in einem Hotel bin, die Roomservice haben, dass ich wenn ich morgens um zehn nicht auf der Matte stehe, dass ich zum Frühstück muss, einfach, dass mich niemand tritt und drückt und dass ich mich in die Sonne legen kann, faulenzen kann, lesen kann.

I know what they want to say, but can't find a proper term for it in English. Thanks a lot!
Elinor Thomas
Local time: 05:45
English translation:rumgammeln
Explanation:
to lounge around.......be lazy......a Gammler is somone who is
a layabout or do-nothing
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Sean Miner
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Thank you! Thanks to all of you for your effort! :)
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nabum around
Kim Metzger
nahang / hang out / vegUlrike Lieder
nachill/hang out
Johanna Timm, PhD
narumgammelnSean Miner


  

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12 mins
rumgammeln


Explanation:
to lounge around.......be lazy......a Gammler is somone who is
a layabout or do-nothing


    German Teacher/Translator
Sean Miner
PRO pts in pair: 6
Grading comment
Thank you! Thanks to all of you for your effort! :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Ulrike Lieder

Sabine Wedemeyer

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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20 mins
chill/hang out


Explanation:
.this is what my teenagers call it when they hang out in the local ( canadian) mall...


    personal experience;)
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 00:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7302

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Trudy Peters

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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26 mins
hang / hang out / veg


Explanation:
"hang out", shortened to just "hang", is what US teens (and, for that matter, some adults) use.

Another possibility would be "veg", short for "to vegetate", which also commonly used in colloquial US English, especially when someone is tired and just wants to do nothing but rumgammeln.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 00:45
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

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Trudy Peters

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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54 mins
bum around


Explanation:
I guess this is an expression used by the baby boomer generation as opposed to the x generation. By the way, rum is written herum in formal German. A Gammler is a bum, a loafer.

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 02:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844

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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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