[German] Two phrases, one of them "ironic".

Christoph Maier cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 18:44:52 PDT 2010


On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 00:16 +0000, Jason Dusek wrote:
> I have a Russian friend I correspond with now and again.
>   We discuss German some times (she went to high school
>   in Germany).
> 
>   We talked about these two phrases today:
> 
>     Als guter Freund sollte ich keine schlechten Gewohnheiten unterstuetzen.
>     Als guter Freund sollte ich deine schlechten Gewohnheiten nicht
> unterstuetzen.
> 
>   The latter, I'm told, would be "ironic" in German. A direct
>   translation in English would make it the more direct of the
>   two. What do you all think?

I don't think I should support your bad habits.

Christoph




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