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  1. Omerta

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    If anyone speaks German, I would really appreciate if you could translate the following two sentances. I am in an advertising class, and found an ad for BMW, however it is in German. I thought it would be cool to keep the german add, but I need to know what it says!

    "Sie glauben, ihn zu berühren. Aber es ist umgekehrt.......Bauchkribbein beginnt in den augen."

    Help would be greatly appreaciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. LetsJet

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    You might want to post in the Europe section.
     
  3. WJHMH

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    “They believe to affect it. But it is.......Bauchkribbein (???) begins in reverse in the eyes.”
     
  4. sduke

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    that's either incredibly deep, or incredibly insane.
     
  5. Stackhouse

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    Keep in mind that many statements, when translated from another language, will make no sense whatsoever.

    Seeing as your looking at an add your probably reading a metaphorical statement which will not translate correctly if attempted literally.
     
  6. leftcoastblurr

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    There should be some people in germany that speak german. ??
     
  7. Spasso

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    From the little I learned, sentence structure is basically the reverse of English. The verbs and adjectives are spoken first before the subject if I am not mistaken. (it's been 30 years)
     
  8. trevi

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    "You think to touch it. But it's the reverse.....the tingling in the stomach starts in the eyes."

    or something like that....hint for the next time: ask for help in the european section, not many of us visit the OT sections.
     
  9. BWS550

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    GET A HOLD OF WOLFGANG OR MARTIN FOR THIS ONE

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  10. trevi

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    btw: i don't get the meaning of this sentence in german either, it really must be something very philosophical :)
     
  11. cairns

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    It's the German version of Homer's (that's Simpson to you intellectuals who may be thinking Iliad) "mmmmmmm.....donuts."
     
  12. Zupra

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    WAit im ger man

    \"Sie glauben, ihn zu berühren. Aber es ist umgekehrt.......Bauchkribbein beginnt in den augen


    They think, in to ????????. But it is ?????????......... Stomachkribbein??? ???????
     
  13. Varenne

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    Tell us more about what kind of visuals were in the advertisement...that would help. Was it in a magazine?
     
  14. trevi

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    correct german spelling is "Bauchkribbeln", kribbeln means tingling, Bauch is stomach (see my translation).
     
  15. Omerta

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    I posted late last night and forgot all about the European section. I will re-post there along with a link to the add.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  16. Spasso

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    What I get out of your translation is in essence; "You want to touch it but the sensations you feel start with the vision you see."
     
  17. Gilles27

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    Hmmm, you'd think 8 years of German would help me here....
     

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