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How not to flirt in German January 11, 2010

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, German culture.

ALTA Translation’s blog has a fun blog post this morning on How NOT to flirt in German. Although to be perfectly honest the lines don’t work in English either. If someone used them on me I would groan and roll my eyes and excuse myself. 🙂 But it’s a fun read for an otherwise blah Monday morning.



1. Craig - January 11, 2010

The pun in “If I said that you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?” cannot be rendered in German, to my mind, though “würdest du es mich spürgen [sic] lassen?” is not without its charms 😉

What crap German…

2. MM - January 12, 2010

This is amazing. Is it good for ALTA to get advertising even if it means demonstrating it can’t handle German?

3. Michele - January 17, 2010

It should really be called “How not to advertise your services” as a language services provider, in multiple respects. The comments at Margaret’s blog are priceless: http://www.transblawg.eu/index.php?/archives/3644-How-not-to-flirt-in-GermanDeutsche-Sprache-schwierige-Sprache.html

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