#1
hey, sorry i know there's always loads of threads like this but y'know. help. i'm working on a translation of Mortmain, a short story by Graham Greene, and i'm just stuck on a grammar point.

"how wonderfully secure and peaceful a genuine marriage seemed to Carter, when he attained it at the age of forty-two"

the problem is the "how wonderfully secure"

how??

"wie wunderbar sicher und friedlich eine echte Ehe zu Carter schien, als er mit dem Alter zweiundvierzig Jahre erreichte."

is that right?

any help mucho appreciated and i have cookies for you
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#2
"how wonderfully sure"

im half german

your right........
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#3
I'd say it should be "wie wunderbar sicher und friedlich eine echte Ehe Carter erschien, als er sie mit dem Alter von zweiundvierzig Jahren erreichte."

I'm half-german and studying German at the university

EDIT: ah yes, 'erschien' instead of 'zu ... schien'
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#4
I Believe it's:
"wie wunderbar sicher und friedlich eine echte Ehe Carter erschien, als er sie mit dem Alter zweiundvierzig Jahre erreichte"
"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses."

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#6
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"how wonderfully secure and peaceful a genuine marriage seemed to Carter, when he attained it at the age of forty-two"

"wie wunderbar sicher und friedlich eine echte Ehe für Carter schien, als er im Alter von zweiundvierzig Jahren heiratete."


I'm German, this is a correct and better way of saying it. You CAN use the German word for 'attained', but it sounds forced and no German would ever say it that way. 'Heiratete', which means 'married' is much better.

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I'd use "geborgen" instead.


Good idea as well.
#7
woo! thanks so much you guys! it is ever so much appreciated and, as promsied, cookies for all!

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#9
you don't have to have any if you don't want... all the more for me
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#10
I'm half-german, ifyouknowwhatimean
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#11
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I'm half-german, ifyouknowwhatimean

no you're not you liar. you're really a souf' londoner with a terrible cockney accent!
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#12
no you're not you liar. you're really a souf' londoner with a terrible cockney accent!

How dare you call me british
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#13
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I'm half-german, ifyouknowwhatimean


You're a lot of things Kjell, but certainly not German.
#14
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How dare you call me british

yeah i know, low blow sorry
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#15
"how wonderfully secure and peaceful a genuine marriage seemed to Carter, when he attained it at the age of forty-two"

THIS:
"wie wunderbar sicher und friedlich eine echte Ehe Carter erschien, als er im Alter von zweiundvierzig Jahren heiratete."

Im half german btw, and im educated bi-lingually.
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#16
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yeah i know, low blow sorry


It's ok. Atleast you didn't call me norwegian.

I think I had a dream about you the other night. I don't remember anything but I think it wasn't a nightmare.

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You're a lot of things Kjell, but certainly not German.


My love for beer and hookers says otherwise
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#17
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My love for beer and hookers says otherwise




Fair enough!
#18
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"how wonderfully secure and peaceful a genuine marriage seemed to Carter, when he attained it at the age of forty-two"

THIS:
"wie wunderbar sicher und friedlich eine echte Ehe Carter erschien, als er im Alter von zweiundvierzig Jahren heiratete."

Im half german btw, and im educated bi-lingually.

much appreciated, really. i'm studying german at uni, just in my first year now and the course is so intense. i wish i was fluent

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It's ok. Atleast you didn't call me norwegian.

I think I had a dream about you the other night. I don't remember anything but I think it wasn't a nightmare.

a dream about me? rawr

my kensai dream counter is currently at 4389 btw
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#19
I only wanted to mention that im german too
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#20
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I only wanted to mention that im german too

yay for germans
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#21
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yay for germans

wtf
you are born in 1950
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#22
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Fair enough!


Now we're talking

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a dream about me? rawr

my kensai dream counter is currently at 4389 btw


I can't believe you've been keeping score...


... and not telling me!
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#23
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wtf
you are born in 1950

ha i'm lying. i am 19 really

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I can't believe you've been keeping score...


... and not telling me!

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#24
I'm a native German! I like beer!
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#25
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I'm a native German! I like beer!


But no hookers?

And you call yourself german!
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#26
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But no hookers?

And you call yourself german!


Or coprophilia! Clearly he's faking!
#27
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Or coprophilia! Clearly he's faking!


Faking it like a german hooker drugged on beer.
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#29
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Faking it like a german hooker drugged on beer.

you have quite the obsession with hookers tonight...
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#30
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getting shat on!


Uh... whatever floats your boat >.>

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you have quite the obsession with hookers tonight...


You're starting to sound like my probabtion officer!
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#31
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Uh... whatever floats your boat >.>


You're starting to sound like my probabtion officer!


Did you know I shit on unwary ducks? Just ask thequailman >_>
#32
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You're starting to sound like my probabtion officer!

maybe i AM your probation officer
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#33
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You're starting to sound like my probabtion officer!


I totally misread probation as something else at first.

On topic, I loved learning German at school, more than French.
I didn't get anywhere mind you.
#34
im half german
haha
and love it

even though all my friends call me the nazi >_>
#35
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Did you know I shit on unwary ducks? Just ask thequailman >_>


Wait... I thought he was very aware of it? Or am I thinking of another duck?

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maybe i AM your probation officer


That does explain why I never see you.

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I totally misread probation as something else at first.


Masturbation officer? I wish!
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#36
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even though all my friends call me the nazi >_>

I don't.... I should obviously start

>__>
<__<

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#37
haha you could always make it the 'nazi jew'
thats popular too

i dont even know how that works but you know
#39
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haha you could always make it the 'nazi jew'
thats popular too

i dont even know how that works but you know



Don't say the F word!
What, Jew?


>__>

If I call you a Nazi Jew everyone in our class will be worried about us
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