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14:51 Jan 2, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: streicheln
Sie wollen immer nur streicheln.
Steven Prunty

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Roland Grefer
Robin Salmon
nastroke , touch , pet
Ulrike Lieder
naThey always just want to stroke.
Sabine Cane



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They always just want to stroke.


They just want to stroke / touch.

Sabine Cane
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Trudy Peters
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31 mins
stroke , touch , pet

For an animal, you'd use pet. (Petting zoo - Streichelzoo)

All they ever want to do is pet / touch

Ulrike Lieder
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1 hr

They always just want to caress (you/me/one another).

streicheln: to stroke; caress; fondle.

    Cassell's German-English Dictionary (for checking)
Robin Salmon
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230 days

Pet related terms do not apply in this context; for pets it would need to be passive voice "wollen immer nur gestreichelt werden". This is active voice, and as such either in a medical/therapeutical or in an erotic context.

Roland Grefer
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