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Warum bist du so spat? Wir brauchen fruher dieses information

English translation: Why are you so late?

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00:35 Jul 28, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Warum bist du so spat? Wir brauchen fruher dieses information
My boss is so fluent in German and wants me to figure it out. I have to learn my native tongue before he squelches my intelligence. I'm not trying to cheat, only trying to get a quick info.

Heir Grau
Kevin Grau
English translation:Why are you so late?
Explanation:
We need this information earlier.

NB - Perhaps it would be more consistent to say "we needed this information earlier"; in this case, I think the German phrase would run "Wir brauchten diese Information früher"

Best luck with your boss!

F.
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Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 01:03
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for the help. That sounds just like what he'd say too!
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na +4Why are you so late?
Francesco D'Alessandro


  

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18 mins peer agreement (net): +4
Why are you so late?


Explanation:
We need this information earlier.

NB - Perhaps it would be more consistent to say "we needed this information earlier"; in this case, I think the German phrase would run "Wir brauchten diese Information früher"

Best luck with your boss!

F.

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 01:03
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 2
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for the help. That sounds just like what he'd say too!

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

agree  Thomas Bollmann

agree  ambittles

agree  Davorka Grgic
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