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  1. Account suspended
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    05 Oct '15 15:40
    Well, in fact I lost the way on the streets of a big European city.
    It was in June, I had been walking for half an hour, and finally I asked some local women (elderly women) for direction.

    "I lost myself" I said, translating literally the expression from Serbian.
    It means something different in English.

    And they pointed me, all right, but the felt compelled to correct me first:

    "You mean you lost the way?!"

    I should have told them to go to Hell.
  2. Subscriberrookie54
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    05 Oct '15 15:56
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Well, in fact I lost the way on the streets of a big European city.
    It was in June, I had been walking for half an hour, and finally I asked some local women (elderly women) for direction.

    "I lost myself" I said, translating literally the expression from Serbian.
    It means something different in English.

    And they pointed me, all right, but the fel ...[text shortened]... to correct me first:

    "You mean you lost the way?!"

    I should have told them to go to Hell.
    would you have shown them the way???
  3. Standard memberSeitse
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    05 Oct '15 16:00
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    "I lost myself"
    Lucky she didn't start telling you about John Smith and the good book.
  4. Subscribermoonbus
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    05 Oct '15 16:13
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Well, in fact I lost the way on the streets of a big European city.
    It was in June, I had been walking for half an hour, and finally I asked some local women (elderly women) for direction.

    "I lost myself" I said, translating literally the expression from Serbian.
    It means something different in English.

    And they pointed me, all right, but the fel ...[text shortened]... to correct me first:

    "You mean you lost the way?!"

    I should have told them to go to Hell.
    "I am lost" in English does not translate well as "ich bin verloren" in German. I can well imagine that it does not translate literally into other languages either.
  5. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    05 Oct '15 17:52
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Well, in fact I lost the way on the streets of a big European city.
    It was in June, I had been walking for half an hour, and finally I asked some local women (elderly women) for direction.

    "I lost myself" I said, translating literally the expression from Serbian.
    It means something different in English.

    And they pointed me, all right, but the fel ...[text shortened]... to correct me first:

    "You mean you lost the way?!"

    I should have told them to go to Hell.
    I suspect, in their search for hell, they would have become lost.
  6. Standard memberptobler
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    06 Oct '15 01:43
    Can I buy your books?
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    06 Oct '15 06:23
    Originally posted by moonbus
    "I am lost" in English does not translate well as "ich bin verloren" in German. I can well imagine that it does not translate literally into other languages either.
    I would rather translate: "ich fühle mich verloren" and expression of despair. But if someone would tell me that I would understand the intention imidiately and most probably act accordingly.
  8. Standard memberSeitse
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    06 Oct '15 06:36
    ICH BIN EIN FRANKFURTER!

    (with curry)
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    07 Oct '15 10:18
    Originally posted by Seitse
    ICH BIN EIN FRANKFURTER!

    (with curry)
    Eher ein Wiener... mit versauerte Milch.
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
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    07 Oct '15 18:54
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Eher ein Wiener... mit versauerte Milch.
    lol...
  11. Mar-a-Lago
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    07 Oct '15 20:361 edit
    A friend of mine said she was going to South America to find herself.

    I suggested once she found herself she should exchange addresses with herself so she does not lose herself again.

    Suzi that is the sort of thing you would do so take note.
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    09 Oct '15 22:35
    i lost myself at fourteen.

    not a sexual loss.

    a loss of spririt.

    where, before fourteen, did i lose purpose or identity ?

    when i was hungered and beaten in old detroit.

    it is hard to become better than one raised in detroit.
  13. Standard memberptobler
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    09 Oct '15 23:531 edit
    Ich habe mich in den Augen verloren.
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