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Old 08-18-2014, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Need help translating German stein.

I have two beer steins that seem to be a pair, one of them I was able to translate using an online translator. The other one however is only coming up with half the words, I could be misreading them. Here is what I got

Sind dirtrocken Kals und Bung
Kehr hier zu kiihlein Drunk

Which came out translating to

Are dirtrocken Kals and Bung
Return here to kiihlein Drunk

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Old 08-18-2014, 11:12 PM   #2
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I don't know any german, but it looks like you've misread a few words. I see:

Sind dir trocken hals und Bung
Kehr hier zu kühlem trunk

which google translates to:

Are you dry neck and environment
Return here to cool drink

I'm sure there's a bit lost in google translation there, but that sounds closer to me...

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:29 AM   #3
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Sind dir trocken hals und Bung
Kehr hier zu kühlem trunk

which google translates to:

Are you dry neck and environment
Return here to cool drink
That makes a lot more sense, thank you
Still not sure what Bung is, can not seem to find it anywhere it can be translated.
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http://www.beerstein.net/articles/alpha.htm

Bung, might actual be Jung making it say

Sind dir trocken Hals und jung / Kehr hier ein zu kühlem trunk
Are you dry throat and young / return here to a cool drink

Thoughts?
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I only studied German two years but I see a couple things--apostrophes which could mean they left off letters, and the B in Bung could be an "ess-tsett" or double S.

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Also 'Hals' can be translated as throat.

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SWMBO is German and say it reads thusly:

Kehr' hier ein zu kühlem Trunk
Sind dir trocken Hals und Zung'

Which translates to:

Come in here for a cool drink
If your throat and tongue are dry.

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Default Great work everyone

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Kehr' hier ein zu kühlem Trunk
Sind dir trocken Hals und Zung'

Which translates to:

Come in here for a cool drink
If your throat and tongue are dry.
Thanks everybody for helping me with this. You are a wonderful group of people.
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