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Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 10:28 pm
by Bamfette
*special thanks to Menshevik, Circus Elfe and jogurt in compiling this guide!

ever wonder what Nightcrawler was saying when he says something in German and they don't translate it? well worry not, the translation guide is here!

Common Kurtism's
  • Mein Gott - My God
  • Gott im Himmel - God in heaven
  • verdammt - damn
  • unglaublich - Unbeleivable or incredible
  • mein Freund - My friend (Male)
  • meine Freundin - My friend (female)
  • meine Freunde - My friends
  • Herr - the German equivalent of "Mr.", but can also be translated as "master", "lord" or "(the) Lord" according to context. "Mein Herr" (my (good) sir) is usually considered at least a little aggressive these days, while "Herr Professor" would be a polite way of addressing a professor, however, if the name is included, Kurt would be addressing Chuck either as "Herr Xavier" or "Professor Xavier".
  • Fraulein/Frau - is considered antiquated these days. In German, "Frau" (which can be translated as "Mrs.", "woman" and "lady") is used for Mrs., Miss and Ms. If you address a woman in the street without knowing her name, the most frequently used address nowadays is "junge Frau" (young lady), even if the lady in question is over 60)
  • Guten tag/abend/nacht/morgen - good day/evening/night/morning
  • Auf Wiedersehen - goodbye (which more literally translated would mean "Au revoir" or "Until we meet again".)
  • Liebe - love
  • Liebchen - a term of endearment similar to sweetheart. aparently quite antiquated and no longer in common use
  • Liebling - sweetheart
  • schatz - treasure
  • Kätzchen - kitten (pet name for Shadowcat)
  • Nicht war - literally: "not true?" is used roughly where you would use "isn't it?" or "right?" in English.
  • Was - usually spelled 'vas' in the comics... means 'what'
  • Was ist das? - what is that?
  • Danke - thank you
  • ja - yes
  • nein - no
  • gut - good
  • sehr gut - very good
  • Schweinehund - plural "Schweinehunde" literally 'pig-dog'
  • schnell - (quick(ly), fast)
  • Teufel - devil
  • schön - beautiful
  • verrückt - crazy
  • Ach du lieber...! - "oh my dear...!" -- this is actually a broken-off sentence, you would normally expect a (masculine) noun to follow, e.g. "Schreck" or "Gott".
  • Jawohl - strong for "yes". Directly translated it would mean "yes right", it is also a military term. A German soldier wouldn't replie to his officer with "Ja-Yes" but only with "Jawohl".

Uncanny #407

Uncanny #407 had a LOT of untranslated German in it, and a lot of people would understandably like to know what was said... so courtesy of Peter Luzifer at X-Fan, a translation of all the German bits:

"Feuer" means "fire", it seems to be the man's stagename from when he was working in the circus


the title :
"Gläubiger, Heiler, Gefallener" = "believer, healer, (the) fallen"

Page 3 panel 5
Supreme Pontiff - "Tetuedeb netsiem ma rid saw sad." - backwards and in german.

"das was dir am meisten bedeutet" (when said forwards)
= that what means most to you


page 4
"was bitte ist ein Pontifex Maximus" - said by Feuer
= pardon, what is a Supreme Pontiff ?
(actually Feuer himself translates it the next panel)

"vas ?" (when will they learn - it is spelled Was ?) = "What ?"

"mein Gott" = my god


page 8
"Mir geth es gut, danke" (spelling error, it's "geht" ) = "I'm fine, thank you"


page 17
"Vielleicht schulde ich dir eine Erklärung" = "Perhaps I owe you an apology"


page 19
"Soll ich euch allein lassen?" = "Should I leave you alone? "

"Nein, das ist nicht nötig" = "no, that is not neccessary "

"meinen Freunde" (grammar error it's "meine Freunde") = "my friends"


page 22
"Ich schätze, du hast recht" = "I guess you're right"


page 23
"Feuer, alter Freund" = "Feuer, old friend"

"lebe wohl und wurde" the last word makes no sense at all. I think they either mean

"lebe wohl und werde" - "farewell and grow / develop"
or
"lebe wohl und Würde" - "farewell and dignity"

Both sound strange in german, though I'd take the first one out of therse two.

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ok so that was the post from X-Fan. but there is one panel Peter missed

page 22 panel 1

Feuer (to Iceman)- "Ja. Wir sind feuer und eis. Aber das feuer ist machtiger."

"Yes. We are fire and ice. But the fire is mightier"

Uncanny #408

page 2:
1st panel: "Guten Morgen, meine Herren" - "Good morning, Gentlemen!" (Now isn't that mean? He doesn't say "Ladies and Gentlemen" )

2nd panel: "In Pressekonferenzen geht es nur um Eines... Publikumswirksamkeit." - "Press-conferences are only about one thing... appeal to the public"

Uncanny #417

page 14 panel 2: Hallo Aphel, nenn mich Adam! - "Hello apple, call me Adam!"

Exiles #30

Kurt: Vas? - What?
Kurt: Verdammter Mist. (Condemned/Damned muck.) I knew I should have been more careful.

Movie (courtesey of Circus Elfe)
When Storm and Jean first encounter Nightcrawler in a church, he yells:
"Gehen Sie raus!" - Get out!
"Ich bin ein Bote des Teufels!" I am the devil's messenger!
"Ich bin die Augeburt des Bösen" I am the spawn of evil.
(then again)
"Gehen Sie raus!" "Ich bin ein Bote des Teufels" "Ich bin die Ausgeburt des Bösen"
He speaks with a rather strong accent, so the first few lines are kinda swallowed (also mixed with his BAMF) but also according to the book he says those lines.
In the novelization he adds to the 3 phrases above:
"Ich bin ein dämon" (should actually be "ich bin ein Dämon" with capitalized D) - I am a demon

Before Storm comes to talk to Nighty on the Blackbird he prays "The Hail Mary" "Ave Maria"

Ave Maria: Gegrüßet seist du, Maria, voll der Gnade, der Herr ist mit dir. Du bist gebenedeit unter den Frauen und gebenedeit ist die Frucht deines Leibes, Jesus.... Heilige Maria, Mutter Gottes, bitte für uns Sünder jetzt und in der Stunde unseres Todes. Amen.

The Hail Mary: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

He also says those lines when Xavier spots him on Cerebro.

When Rogue says "thanks" later. He replies with "Bitteschön" "Your welcome"


ACH!

courtesy of jogurt, a breakdown and explanation of the word 'ach' and it's many uses...

Ach, is a phrase you use of reasons.
Ach... ? - Really?
Ach manno/mensch -hey/ (sometimes the fustrated version)
Ach! slaps the forehead - now i get it...
Achso....ah s.o.
achja- sigh
phrase of frust:
Verdammt(damn- hallo he is a Priest!)
Mist!
stronger:Ach mist !

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 2:48 am
by Ult_Sm86
WOW> GOod job bamfette.

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 3:08 am
by ac0demon
yes, very good job! thank you very much! this helps a lot...

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 5:41 am
by Erynne
Alright! I was waiting for you to make one of these. Maybe you should stick this post in a separate section and add to the list as more quotes come up.

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 4:20 pm
by Bamfette
the FAQ section is not seperate enough for you?? sorry but no single post deserves its own forum... i always planned to edit this list and add to it, though.

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 2:08 am
by kurtlover
hey this is neat :) the explanation of "Ach" is very useful.
separate thread? *confused*

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:06 am
by crawler_17
Thanx very useful.

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:51 am
by jogurt
:)good job...

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:20 pm
by kurts_baby
i'm trying to learn grman thiswill help alot

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 2:04 am
by blauliebeself
I knew I wasn't the only Kurt fan who knew German. Admittedly, not THAT much German. I'm relieved to know what he actually said when Storm and Jean first walked into that church. Poor guy. To call himself demon spawn....

Ta

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 2:42 pm
by Steff Wagner
I wanna thank you sooooooo much for the translations because I dont speak a word of Greman and also I think this site rocks:D

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 5:03 pm
by Harlekein
Might wanna say that Schweinehund is used as an insult. And if you want to be really technical, some should be lowercase such as:
verdammt
unglaublich
and mein/meine freund

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 5:27 pm
by Sandy
Originally posted by Harlekein
Might wanna say that Schweinehund is used as an insult. And if you want to be really technical, some should be lowercase such as:
verdammt
unglaublich
and mein/meine freund


...and I'd like to add that Schweinehund isn't used that often....at least not directly talking to someone.

...hm...and actually Freunde should be starting with a capital letter, not lower case..;)

Just nitpicking :D

Oh - and to add to Bamfette's guide: It should actually be "Gott imHimmel", otherwise it's not making sense. "im" is just short for "in dem", menaing "in the", if you wondered...

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:29 pm
by Harlekein
Yeah I forgot that, I was more referring to the mein part. And it would be Freund/Freundin or Freunde (multiple)

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2003 12:00 pm
by Sandy
Alright...and to clarify what goes with what:
Male: mein Freund
Female: meine Freundin
und,er....and:
More than one: meine Freunde. :D

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 12:39 am
by -_-_Nightcrawler_-_-
Danke - ver gut for ze newbies who don't know any german. :)

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:42 am
by Nightmare
Firmer thanks?

I'm using dankeshoen (sp?) in my next chapter and would like a hint I'm spelling it right... :oops

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:48 pm
by MsWagner4lyfe89
does anyone know our father in german?! i need it for a fan fic im writing!

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 3:05 pm
by Bamf Bunny
Originally posted by MsWagner4lyfe89
does anyone know our father in german?! i need it for a fan fic im writing!

This website has all the prayers of the Rosary in German.

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:48 pm
by Northstars Love
I :love you BB! Thanks for that website. I bookmarked it! I may need it later!:D

**gives BB a big hug and a ;)**

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:52 am
by Gaz
Those are all really great and helpful, but i have no idea how to say anything!!! Could you put in the way to pronounce the words or something? That would be soooooooo great!!! That way, the old german ladies wouldn't laugh at me when i attempted to quote Kurt while talking to my friends on the bus! ;)

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:17 am
by ravenbamf
Sorry for the post in the other topic Bamfette, I did look for a thread on it, but still some how missed this one... :blush

And for the record, what you haved listed for Exiles #30, is actually Exiles #29.

--
Raven

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 1:12 pm
by RobDBlackwolf
I'm using dankeshoen (sp?) in my next chapter and would like a hint I'm spelling it right...


Almost correctly spelled.
Danke schoen.

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:42 pm
by Harlekein
Actually the correct spelling would be danke schön.

Nightcrawler's German Translation guide

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:54 pm
by Siona
Heh heh; for a funny note today, in Frenche I recited just about all of these. Madame Blake was impressed and asked, "Where'd you learn all this?"

My answer?

"Nightscrawlers."

Only one person knew what I was talking about. :LOL

~Siona