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English translation: dirty man / dirty guy

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03:33 Jul 7, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Drecksack
Deutsches Schimpfwort
Emma2001
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:51
English translation:dirty man / dirty guy
Explanation:
Depending on the degree of formality in swearwords, either "dirty man" (formally upset) or "dirty guy" (more joking and colloqial). The "sack" part always refers to a person in German. "You dirty thing, you" would also be possible, but is more likely to be used with regard to a child than a grown-up.

HTH
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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 04:51
Grading comment
Vielen Dank an alle, die geholfen haben!!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1swine, dirtbag,dirty bastardFlorin Badea
na +1bastard
Sonia Rowland
na +1ScumDaphne b
na +1dirty man / dirty guy
Alexander Schleber
na +1scumbagUschi (Ursula) Walke
nadirtbag
Alan Johnson
na -1Dirty ThingDaphne b


  

Answers


7 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Dirty Thing


Explanation:
Swearword.

Daphne b
Sweden
Local time: 04:51
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sven Petersson: Not in common use.
52 mins
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8 mins
dirtbag


Explanation:
none needed

Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 04:51
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3388
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11 mins peer agreement (net): +1
scumbag


Explanation:
:o)

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 13:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Johanna Timm, PhD
9 hrs
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12 mins peer agreement (net): +1
dirty man / dirty guy


Explanation:
Depending on the degree of formality in swearwords, either "dirty man" (formally upset) or "dirty guy" (more joking and colloqial). The "sack" part always refers to a person in German. "You dirty thing, you" would also be possible, but is more likely to be used with regard to a child than a grown-up.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 04:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2340
Grading comment
Vielen Dank an alle, die geholfen haben!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcus Malabad: not really in common use!
8 hrs
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14 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Scum


Explanation:
Literally meaning "dreckskerl". Pretty common in English.

Daphne b
Sweden
Local time: 04:51
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
46 mins
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15 mins peer agreement (net): +1
swine, dirtbag,dirty bastard


Explanation:
Langenscheidt DE-EN lists it as swine.
Leo lists it as dirtbag.
Wordreference lists it as dirty bastard.
The last is my favourite!



    Langenscheidts Grosswoerterbuch DE-EN, EN-DE, Leo, WordReference
Florin Badea
Romania
Local time: 05:51
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
42 mins
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58 mins peer agreement (net): +1
bastard


Explanation:
It depends on the context as you can call a good mate a 'drecksack' in a joking sort of way, but it can be used as a seriously abusive word, too, it which case 'bastard', said from the bottom of one's heart, would be appropriate.

Sonia Rowland
Local time: 04:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 37

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
2 mins
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