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    und kein bisschen müde

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    Sixty Plus is a special for all over 60 who are still ready for action .... und kein bisschen müde
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    Gibt es diese Floskel auch im Englischen?
    AuthorJulia23 Jul 08, 10:32
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    Nachdem dies eine der vielen Abwandlungen des Udo (oder Curd??) Jürgens Titels "60 Jahre und kein bißchen weise" sein dürfte, halte ich es für unwahrscheinlich, daß man das auch im Englischen kennt.

    Aber "not tired in the least" würde wahrscheinlich verstanden werden ...
    #1AuthorBacon [de] (264333) 23 Jul 08, 10:34
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    ...and not at all tired?
    #2Authorkedi31 (394684) 23 Jul 08, 10:34
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    and not the least bit tired
    #3AuthorTable Mountain (461847) 23 Jul 08, 10:36
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    In BE you'd be more likely to turn it round and say "... and still going strong."

    NB, another of these cases where the normal adverbial "strongly" would be incorrect, since this is a standard, well-known phrase.
    #4AuthorRMA (UK) (394831) 23 Jul 08, 10:38
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    I completely agree with RMA. "not the least bit tired/weary" sounds very negative in English, as if that were the normal expectation for over-60's.

    Try:

    over-60s who are still going strong and ready for action.
    #5AuthorSteve (BE)23 Jul 08, 10:41
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    So you mean the correct sentence should be:

    Sixty plus is a special for all over 60 (born in or before the year 1949) who are still going strong and ready for action.

    but don't you but a are before ready?
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    Thanks for your answers
    #6Authorjulia23 Jul 08, 10:46
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    Sixty plus is a special for all over-60's* (born in or before the year 1949) who are still going strong and** ready for action.

    * "over-60's" sounds better in an advertisement
    ** no, you don't need to repeat "are"
    #7AuthorSteve (BE)23 Jul 08, 10:48
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    thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!
    #8Authorjulia23 Jul 08, 10:50
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    Sixty plus is a special for all over-60's* (born in or before 1949***) who are still going strong and** ready for action.

    *** leave out "the year" - in English you usually say "in 1949", not "in the year 1949".
    #9AuthorSteve (BE)23 Jul 08, 10:50
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    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #10Authorjulia23 Jul 08, 10:57
     
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