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English translation: The extremely thin material of the bikini feels like a second skin.

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08:08 Jul 23, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: hauchdünnes Material
Das hauchdünne Material des Bikinis fühlt sich an wie eine zweite Haut.
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English translation:The extremely thin material of the bikini feels like a second skin.
Explanation:
dünn = thin
hauch = in this context would be extra, extremely, minimal

hauchdünn as such does not translate, so you must find the closest possible match. :) Hope this helps!
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Helga Rhoades
United States
Local time: 22:16
Grading comment
Sounds most neutral! Thanks to ALL OF YOU for the friendly and professional support! Thanks again and BYE! :)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1ultra-thinlkoch99
na +1barely-there
Mary Worby
na +1gossamer materialUlrike Lieder
nasheer material
Kim Metzger
naThe extremely thin material of the bikini feels like a second skin.
Helga Rhoades
nagossamer
IngePreiss
na -1gauzily (filmy) material
KONSUL-SLOVENIA
na -2The wafer-thin material of the Bikini feels like a second skin
Kim Metzger


  

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13 mins peer agreement (net): -2
The wafer-thin material of the Bikini feels like a second skin


Explanation:
Sounds marvelous!


    Bi-lingual background
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Ulrike Lieder: 'wafer-thin' is not the right choice for a fashion context
1 hr

disagree  Helga Rhoades: wafer would indicatee some sort of food (wheat wafer, for example)
11 hrs
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16 mins
sheer material


Explanation:
the word "hauchdünn" means as thin as your breath


    Bi-lingual background
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844
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16 mins peer agreement (net): -1
gauzily (filmy) material


Explanation:
This one sounds moreover interesting.

HTH :-)

Damian





KONSUL-SLOVENIA
Slovenia
Local time: 05:16
Native speaker of: Native in SlovenianSlovenian, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Helga Rhoades: Gauze is a very specific type of material to wrap wounds
11 hrs
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22 mins peer agreement (net): +1
gossamer material


Explanation:
If you want to wax a bit poetic, "gossamer material" might be a good choice.

A few examples:
...delight in the draping of the finest muslin gowns, and focus on the
way in which this gossamer material is pleated at the neck or at the breast. ...
www.artchive.com/artchive/I/ingres.html -

The light veil, with its soft folds of fine, gossamer material, is full of delicate highlights. A large clasp of pearls and ...
gallery.euroweb.hu/html/g/ghirland/domenico/7panel/09visita.html

With clothes made of such a fine and gossamer material that it had to be lace. Clothes that shimmered and shifted with every ...
www.imperialsecrets.com/joust/22.shtml

HTH

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 20:16
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  KONSUL-SLOVENIA: This answer is really good!
3 mins
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22 mins peer agreement (net): +1
barely-there


Explanation:
the barely-there material of the bikini feels like a second skin!

Hope they're not wearing these things out in public (-;

HTH

Mary

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ambittles
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47 mins
gossamer


Explanation:
a) Nomen: hauchdünnes Gewebe
b) hauchdünn, zart

Gruss

Inge

IngePreiss
Germany
Local time: 05:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 47
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2 hrs
The extremely thin material of the bikini feels like a second skin.


Explanation:
dünn = thin
hauch = in this context would be extra, extremely, minimal

hauchdünn as such does not translate, so you must find the closest possible match. :) Hope this helps!

Helga Rhoades
United States
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Sounds most neutral! Thanks to ALL OF YOU for the friendly and professional support! Thanks again and BYE! :)
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
ultra-thin


Explanation:

more appropriate than 'wafer-thin', more specific than 'gossamer'

'barely there' could be confusing as it might be construed as a reference to its skimpiness rather than thinness

lkoch99
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Beth Kantus: or super-thin
1 hr
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