VERY BRIEF 1940's German/English Translation Help Requested
February 27, 2013 5:09 PM Subscribe
I'm working on a historical graphic novel and a portion of it involves four sentences in German. I've made an effort to hammer something out by testing Google Translate's gibberish against some German language textbooks and grammar sites. I'm sorta confident about them, but would love for any bilingual native German speakers to give them a once over. Particularly, if you have any insights into generational differences in the German language, as this piece is supposed to take place during WWII.
Posting them after the jump.
posted by ProfLinusPauling to writing & language (6 answers total)
• Warten Sie bei Childs Restaurant auf 34th Street
[Wait at Child’s Restaurant on 34th Street.]
• Suchen Sie nach einem Mann mit einem "New York Times" in seiner linken Hand.
[Look for a man carrying a "New York Times" in his left hand.]
• Folgen Sie ihm zu einem Tisch und tauschen Passwörter.
[Follow him to a table and exchange passwords.]
• Der Mann wird Ihnen die Mittel, die Sie angefordert.
[The man will give you the funds you requested.]
Thanks in advance!!!!