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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:46 pm 
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Sounds like the switchboard operator in a Factory in Barcelona I used to deal with...
"Can I speak to Mr Valeriano please?"
"You wan spik Valeriano EIN?"
"Yes please"
"I try EIN...You wait EIN!"
"He not here EIN..you go now EIN!"
..and then she always cut me off...

EIN is pronounced more like AN...

Its direct translation is something like:
"I consider this to be a good idea, but I would like to know your thoughts?"


At last an answer that makes sense! :)


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Yes,but WTF does WTF mean?

Sometimes life's just too much!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:40 pm 
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Ein... not sure but, it might be Spanish?

Also seen it in post. I think it's someone trying to clever knowing us ordinary folk can't understand it.

Just plain rude if that's the case.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:14 am 
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Ein is also the German word for the number 1.


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Yes, but why would someone use the word one on its own? :?


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ive decided its now the prefix to " here thee here thee i am hereby now stripping and painting a frame and fully expect the thread to span at least 5 pages before i conclude with a finished picture "


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ein = a

its german
ich is I
bin is am
ein is a


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:01 pm 
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As I already stated, ein is an indefinite article in German (indefinite article=a, definite article=the), but you can't say "I am an Adam." You say "I am [called/named]..." (Ich heisse...) or "My name is..." (Meine Name ist...) And it's a moot point, as it's not German in the context it's being used, but Spanish.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:04 pm 
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really

i have an album with "ich bin ein bassliner" on it
it was a german dj


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but he's spanish not german


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