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Need wedding blessing/toast in German

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A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD
BRAHMS' LULLABY
BUMM! BUMM!! BUMM!!!
CORPORAL SCHNAPPS
DIE GEDANKEN SIND FREI
DIE GUTE KAMERAD
DIE LAPPEN HOCH
DIE MOORSOLDATEN
EDELWEISS
GORCH FOCK LIED
HANS BEIMLER
HEISE, ALL
LILI MARLEEN
MARIA DURCH EIN DORNWALD GING
ODE TO JOY (GERMAN)
YAW, YAW, YAW


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Marion 20 Mar 04 - 10:05 PM
Marion 28 Mar 04 - 04:00 PM
Bill Hahn//\\ 28 Mar 04 - 06:58 PM
Wilfried Schaum 29 Mar 04 - 05:31 AM
Marion 29 Mar 04 - 10:25 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 29 Mar 04 - 10:49 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Mar 04 - 11:37 PM
Wilfried Schaum 30 Mar 04 - 01:27 AM
Marion 24 Apr 04 - 11:18 AM
Barbara 24 Apr 04 - 04:38 PM
Wilfried Schaum 25 Apr 04 - 08:08 AM
GUEST 16 Nov 09 - 07:38 AM
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Subject: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Marion
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 10:05 PM

Guten tag gang. I've just learned that my sister is engaged to her German boyfriend. I'm thinking of embroidering something for them with an appropriate saying in German (as well as something in English, but not necessarily the same thing).

Do you have any suggestions for good quotes, blessings, etc. on the subject of love or marriage? I'll need to know what they mean, too.

Danke,

Marion


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Marion
Date: 28 Mar 04 - 04:00 PM

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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 28 Mar 04 - 06:58 PM

Ein Langes Leben --Ein Langes Lieben.   


Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 29 Mar 04 - 05:31 AM

Not bad, Bill H.

To say a toast at the end of a speech: Erheben wir nun unsere Gläser auf das Wohl des jungen Paares und wünschen wir ihm ein langes Leben voller Liebe. Prosit! [and now empty your glass]

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Marion
Date: 29 Mar 04 - 10:25 PM

I'm guessing that Bill's quote means "A long life and a long love."

What does Wilfried's toast mean?

Thanks, Marion


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 29 Mar 04 - 10:49 PM

Posted in MC times past.



Drie Gute Ding - Leib Trink un Zing



Sincerely,

Gargoyle



Three good things....Love, Drink and Sons


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Mar 04 - 11:37 PM

? Drei gute Dinge...Liebe, Trank und Söhne (und Kinder- children).


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 01:27 AM

Let us lift our glasses now to the very good health of the young couple and let us wish them a long life full of love.

Gargoyle's toast is:
Drei gute Ding: Lieb, trink und sing!
Three good things: Love, drink and sing!
[Lieb, trink, sing are imperatives 2. sing.]
But I wouldn't use it as toast, more as a motto upon a stein, or drinking glass.

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Marion
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 11:18 AM

Guten tag mes amis.

I just want to confirm this:

Ein Langes Leben --Ein Langes Lieben.

Is this perfect German exactly as it is? The punctuation is correct, all the first letters capitalized, no extra bits written above the letters?

Danke, Marion


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 04:38 PM

Hi Marion. Here's what babelfish says the toast is:
"We raise now our glasses on the well-being of the recent pair and wish we it a long life of full love. Prosit!"
(Erheben wir nun unsere Gläser auf das Wohl des jungen Paares und wünschen wir ihm ein langes Leben voller Liebe. Prosit!)
See that bar at the bottom of each post? If you click on TRANSLATE it takes you there. the second toast, Ein Langes Leben --Ein Langes Lieben. translates as: A long life -- long loving.

Notice that babelfish doesn't do "Prosit" which I always thought meant "health". Oh well.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 25 Apr 04 - 08:08 AM

Never rely on babelfish - you can get astounding results, often insulting (not on this case, fortunately).
wish we it sounds English, but it isn't: Let us wish them ...
Prosit is Latin, often shortened to Prost: May it benefit you.
Instead of Ein langes Leben - ein langes Lieben the following sound better to the German ear:
- Ein langes Leben - eine lange Liebe (a long life - a long loving)
- Ein langes Leben voller Liebe (a long life full of love)
The latter one is preferable, here the feeling is meant, while in the former one it sounds a little bit more like the act.

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 07:38 AM

'Prost' is roughly translated as, 'Cheers.' When I was a young soldier stationed in Baden-Wurtembourg, we freely interchanged Prost with 'Brust.' Brust is German for breast. An obvious choice of pun's for a young soldier. I too (well, almost) married a German woman, thus I am very familiar with the play on words, as it were. In short, its Prost!!


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Subject: RE: Need wedding blessing/toast in German
From: GUEST,Susan
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 04:08 PM

In regards to the last couple posts how do I say/sepll:

- We wish you a long life full of love and happiness?

I also would like to know how to say:

- Engaged to be married on march 26, 2011

- in honor of the happy couple

- Engaged

Is there also a special way to say or spell "Margaret" and "David" in German?


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