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mich alleine beschäftigen

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to entertain myself (alone)

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Ich habe etliche Freundinnen und Freunde, mit denen ich gerne Verschiedenes unternehme, andererseits kann ich mich auch gut alleine beschäftigen.

I have a number of friends with whom I like to do several things together, but I am also able to entertain myself alone.
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kann man hier das wort "entertain (myself)" verwenden?
AuthorGollum (277710) 10 Jan 07, 22:56
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ja, aber lass das "alone" weg- ist überflussig wenn Du schon "myself" gesagt hast.
#1AuthorTodd (275243) 10 Jan 07, 22:58
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Or perhaps: amuse/occupy myself
#2AuthorWilliam10 Jan 07, 23:20
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Leave out the 'together' too, since you already have 'with':

I have a number of friends with whom I like to do (various/different) things, but I am also able to / can also entertain myself.
#3Authorhm -- us (236141) 10 Jan 07, 23:42
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mich alleine beschäftigen

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enjoy my own company



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That's how I would say it.
#4AuthorCath23 Apr 10, 13:14
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thanks for the world-shattering revelation more than three years after the thread ran its normal course, Cath...
#5AuthorTodd (275243) 24 Apr 10, 01:51
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LOL
#6AuthorHans (DE) (686996) 24 Apr 10, 01:59
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But the most idiomatic expression is still missing!

I'm self-entertaining.
#7Authormoti24 Apr 10, 02:43
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