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Old 13.01.2010, 20:22
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Help with my son's German homework

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I'm trying to help my son with his homework. He has to make a sentence with "sich aufrappeln" in it. I can't find aufrappeln in the dictionary, and it doesn't translate on babelfish. also, he needs a sentence with "die sprache verschlagen" which comes up as the language devious ???? or has it a certain meaning in german? Any help with these translations and perhaps a little sentence would be hugely appreciated. Danke sehr
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I'm trying to help my son with his homework. He has to make a sentence with "sich aufrappeln" in it. I can't find aufrappeln in the dictionary, and it doesn't translate on babelfish. also, he needs a sentence with "die sprache verschlagen" which comes up as the language devious ???? or has it a certain meaning in german? Any help with these translations and perhaps a little sentence would be hugely appreciated. Danke sehr
Try Leo - I prefer that as an online dictionary to Babelfish. I've found possibilities for sich aufrappeln in the search.
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Re: ?? help with deutsch hausaufgabe

"Sich aufrappeln" is when one pulls oneself together, heaves oneself off the sofa etc. to get something done.

Ich habe mich aufgerappelt, um meine Steuererklärung rechtzeitig abzugeben.

"die Sprache verschlagen" means being gobsmacked, basically.

Seine freche Antwort hat mir die Sprache verschlagen.

BTW, I would strongly urge you to use dict.leo.org to look up things like this. Often there will be forum discussions noted as well, that are really helpful.
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Thanks you two, I'd never heard of that site. Got it added to my favourites now though. Cheers
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