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Translation from English into German

Hallo! Please translate from English into German'

''Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? ''

Danke

June 23, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

If we're talking Snow white,
Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand, wer ist die Schönste im ganzen Land?

not literal, obviously... Wand rhymes with Land


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

... and, as we all know, the original quote from the brothers Grimm ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

Yes, or did they "just" collect it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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I did a study on Snow White once. It was collected and published by the Grimm brothers and called Schneeweißchen, later it was published in low German as Sneewittchen.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

did it have a happy ending? I'm still traumatised by the Little Mermaid...
EDIT: Oops, that was Hans Christian Andersen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

that's ok then!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

depends on whose side you are. Snowwhite gets poisened a couple of times but in the end she got her prince charming. The evil stepmother won't have a happy ending.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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npLam - Yes it does but most fairy tales in the earliest versions are too gruesome for children. Nicht wahr?

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