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Old 24.12.2010, 14:38
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"Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Hello
I am searching for a german-english translation for "Wundertüte" the Lion gave me only:
showbag, in the forum i found
grab bag
lucky bag
a bagful of goodies
surprise bag
lucky dip , = but "Grabbelsack" it is not a "Wundertüte"

Do any words with marvel or wonder exist ?

Thank you for your ideas, have an enchanting christmas.
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Old 24.12.2010, 15:07
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Hi Tom, as kids we always called them lucky bags.
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Old 24.12.2010, 16:00
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

One translation comes up as 'Fun Bags'. The images are not suitable for this forum.
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Old 24.12.2010, 16:53
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Reading the wikipedia entry for Wundertüte, I would go with grab bag (American English).

If it was something given at a party, it would be a goody bag.
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Old 24.12.2010, 20:52
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Hmm, if it's like the ones I see in Kiosks, with old comic issues inside for a discounted price, I'd probably call them a mystery bag ...
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Old 24.12.2010, 21:30
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Hey I remember them wern't they called lucky dip bags?
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Old 24.12.2010, 23:24
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Mmmm from my childhood

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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Those things are still available ... can't recall where, but saw one in a shop recently, almost bought it. Having my children there was the only thing stopping me ...
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Old 25.12.2010, 15:48
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

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Hi Tom, as kids we always called them lucky bags.
Yes that's what we call them too - 40 years ago!!! Have not seen them in years.....

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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

could it be ""wonderbra???""
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Try this site for simple single word translations. It's pretty good.

http://www.dict.cc/?s=Wundert%C3%BCte
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

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Hi Tom, as kids we always called them lucky bags.
"Jamboree Bags"...
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

"Wonder Bomb".
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

Loot bag. Grab bag. Lucky bag.

In the three dialects I know. [CAD/USA/UK]

And as someone mentioned:

Goody bag.
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Old 26.01.2011, 21:17
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Re: "Wundertüte" is there a English translation?

i remember them being called "lucky packets"
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