English translation: God knows I do not want to be an angel.
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16:09 Jun 26, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase:Gott weiß ich will kein Engel sein
Explanation: Another common phrase, which sidesteps any suggestion of being even a little bit wicked: "Heaven knows I'm not perfect." If you feel uncomfortable with omitting the "wollen" concept: "Heaven knows I've never tried to be an angel."--->>Lord knows<< could somewhat selectively replace >>Heaven knows<<depending on the speaker (religious orientation [e.g. fundamentalist Christian], dialect [Southern US etc], historical period etc.)
Tom Funke Local time: 16:13 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 2419