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siehste ist doch schön! aber kein schwein interessiert das du alex wright heisst

English translation: You see, it's nice after all

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German term or phrase:siehste ist doch schön!
English translation:You see, it's nice after all
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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11:37 Mar 4, 2001
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German term or phrase: siehste ist doch schön! aber kein schwein interessiert das du alex wright heisst
alex wright is a wrestler
benito mussolini
You see, it's nice after all. But nobody's interested in the fact that your name is Alex Wright.
Explanation:
I translated "kein Schwein" as nobody. A literal translation is "no pig." To capture the flavor, you could translate it as "not a soul."
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Kim Metzger
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Local time: 21:39
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Summary of answers provided
na +1You see, it's nice after all. But nobody's interested in the fact that your name is Alex Wright.
Kim Metzger
naSee, ain't that nice? But there's no-one (here) who cares that your name's Alex Wright.Sibyl Marquardt
naWell that's just fine - but noone gives a damn about you're name being Alex Wright.Christopher Hay
naYou see, it's alright after all; but nobody gives a damn about your name being Alex Wright.Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naYou see, its nice after all. But noone gives a dam about you being Alex Wright...
Elisa Capelão
naYe, that's fine, but no-one is going to be interested that your name is Alex Wright.transatgees


  

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13 mins peer agreement (net): +1
You see, it's nice after all. But nobody's interested in the fact that your name is Alex Wright.


Explanation:
I translated "kein Schwein" as nobody. A literal translation is "no pig." To capture the flavor, you could translate it as "not a soul."


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Kim Metzger
Mexico
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1 hr
You see, its nice after all. But noone gives a dam about you being Alex Wright...


Explanation:
I agree with the previous ansewr but I would say that the meaning of "kein schwein interessiert dass du Alex Wright heisst"
means that noone is interested about the fact the HE IS Alex Wright

So I would translate:
You see, its nice after all. But noone is interested in the fact that you are Alex Wright...

or

You see, its nice after all. But noone gives a dam about you being Alex Wright.

I think this captures better the spirit of the sentence in German...
Good luck!


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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 03:39
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

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Ulrike Lieder
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1 hr
You see, it's alright after all; but nobody gives a damn about your name being Alex Wright.


Explanation:
I'm not sure that there is anythin nice about wrestling and can't find the word noone and I think that the point is, that Alex hasn't made a name for himself yet.

Just my interpretation.
HTH


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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 13:39
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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14 hrs
Ye, that's fine, but no-one is going to be interested that your name is Alex Wright.


Explanation:
I can think of no English equivalent for "kein Schwein".

transatgees
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14 hrs
Well that's just fine - but noone gives a damn about you're name being Alex Wright.


Explanation:
Re. kein Schwein: No need to seek a word-for-word translation, the main thing is the tone, rendered via "gives a damn".
Re. doch: This is fairly certainly not "after all", but merely provides stress, "ist doch schön" being an indivisible phrase and probably meant ironically. Therefore the ironic "that's just fine".
Re. identity: My first impression was that the addressee bears the name of AW, but is not the wrestler himself. The proposed translation avoids being explicit about this.

Christopher Hay
Germany
Local time: 04:39
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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21 hrs
See, ain't that nice? But there's no-one (here) who cares that your name's Alex Wright.


Explanation:
Hi, I have the feeling that all the translations offered so far a quite complex in English - so I've been thinking if there's a way to make it simpler.

So how about:
See, ain't that nice? But there's no-one (here) who cares that your name's Alex Wright.

I put in "ain't" for the "siehste", which is actually a version of "Siehst du" - and I thought the translation should reflect this 'slang' version.

HTH
Sibyl


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Sibyl Marquardt
Italy
Local time: 04:39
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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