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    Sparflamme

    [sociol.]
    Context/ examples

    Bei einem Betrunkenen laufen die Gehirnfunktionen auf Sparflamme.
    Comment
    Hat jemand eine Idee für eine Übersetzung?
    Authorsøs12 Feb 05, 11:04
    SuggestionSparflamme (de)...with drunks (or intoxicated persons) the brain functions are reduced to their most elemental level...
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    I know that this language sounds a little stilted, but I don't have a better idea right now. Maybe someone else can help, too.
    #1AuthorDon Tyler13 Feb 05, 10:33
    Suggestionhalf-assed
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    Du gehst jeden Tag hin und arbeitest auf Sparflamme.

    You go everyday and do a half-assed job.
    #2Authorwho dat?12 Feb 08, 16:53
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    During intoxication, brain functions are extremely low. (an exact translation is, unfortunately not possible).
    #3Author DD (AE) (412799) 12 Feb 08, 16:59
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    brain functions shut down to a minimum

    eventuell
    #4Authordude (unplugged)12 Feb 08, 17:11
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    #2: "half-assed" would be very colloquial, even slang.

    In addition to # 4: also: brain functions are cut back to a minimum
    #5Authorfwk12 Feb 08, 17:22
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    their brain functions on low key.
    #6AuthorGulliva (411965) 12 Feb 08, 17:22
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    Hi dude

    "The brain functions of a drunk/drunkard shut down to a minimum" sounds more the right language level :-)
    #7Author Marianne (BE) (237471) 12 Feb 08, 17:23
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    Hi Marianne: you mean I finally managed to make you happy? :-)
    #8Authordude (unplugged)12 Feb 08, 17:25
    Suggestionon the back burner
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    Comes quite close to the German 'auf Sparflamme'.
    #9Authorwalker uk (237255) 12 Feb 08, 17:29
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    @ dude
    sure thing - finally convinced we speak the same language? :-)
    #10Author Marianne (BE) (237471) 12 Feb 08, 17:34
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    no.

    (just kidding, of course). :-)
    #11Authordude (unplugged)12 Feb 08, 17:39
     
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