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er hat die augen zugemacht

English translation: this could be interpreted and translated as

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11:58 Jul 26, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: er hat die augen zugemacht
talking about drugs
daniel
English translation:this could be interpreted and translated as
Explanation:
either somebody literay 'shutting their eyse' or as 'ignoring something'/ ' chosing not to take notice of'
'turn a blind eye'
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TRANSRAPID
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:28
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Summary of answers provided
na +3this could be interpreted and translated asTRANSRAPID
na +2All three
Trudy Peters
na +2he died
Thomas Bollmann
nahe closed his eyes
Kim Metzger


  

Answers


9 mins
he closed his eyes


Explanation:
I don't know what this has to do with drugs specifically.


    Bi-lingual background
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 23:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844
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11 mins peer agreement (net): +3
this could be interpreted and translated as


Explanation:
either somebody literay 'shutting their eyse' or as 'ignoring something'/ ' chosing not to take notice of'
'turn a blind eye'

TRANSRAPID
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trudy Peters

agree  Beth Kantus: good call - often heard "he/she/we just closed his/her/our eyes" to ...
25 mins

agree  xxxHenri
5 days
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
he died


Explanation:
depending on the context it could also be translated as "he died"


    native German
Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 06:28
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 92

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

agree  xxxHenri: this is one of the possibilities
5 days
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7 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
All three


Explanation:
All three answers are correct translations/interpetations. I would lean toward "turning a blind eye," i.e. the person ignored the dangers of drugs, but it could also mean that he died.

Trudy Peters
United States
Local time: 00:28
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3087

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

agree  IngePreiss
1 day 17 hrs
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