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    Dein Wort in Gottes Ohr

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    Dein Wort in Gottes Ohr
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    VerfasserUta Schmitz05 Sep. 03, 10:38
    VorschlagFrom your mouth to God's ear
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    I've been trying to find the origin of this expression for some time now. I've seen reference made to a Jiddish origin, seems plausible enough to me.

    http://www.jewish-languages.org/yiddish.html
    #1Verfasseranotherdayanotherdollar05 Sep. 03, 10:55
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    I meant Yiddish, of course. :)
    #2Verfasseranotherdayanotherdollar05 Sep. 03, 11:01
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    Auf diese Quelle habe ich leider keinen Zugriff:
    Walther, Helmut. "Dein Wort in Gottes Ohr." Der Sprachdienst, 35, no. 5 (1991), 166.
    #3VerfasserAndreasS05 Sep. 03, 12:26
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    I rather like "from your mouth to God's ear" but up to now I always thought "Dein Wort in Gottes Ohr" was something like
    - let's hope so
    - let's hope it happens
    - let's hope you're right
    #4Verfassercom05 Sep. 03, 12:48
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    com
    And you are absolutely right!

    So I guess the English expression hasn't got the same meaning ...?
    #5Verfassercharlie05 Sep. 03, 13:05
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    "From your mouth to God's ear" DOES mean the same as "let's hope so", "let's hope you're right", "let's hope it happens".

    I don't really want to start any long, protracted discussion about God and religious beliefs here, but if one were to think that God was listening to what one was voicing in the way of requests/desires/wants, etc and that God delivers on those things, i.e.(hopefully) gives one what one asks for, then the meaning here should be clear.






    #6Verfasseranotherdayanotherdollar05 Sep. 03, 16:55
    Vorschlagyour lips--God's ear
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    or,
    from your lips to God's ear
    (said with intense fervor, meaning, may it be so!)
    #7VerfasserEl06 Sep. 03, 16:53
     
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