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    Translation?

    I collect old post cards , last week end I found this card at a flea market. Really nice card, good color but I'm trying to translate what is printed in the top of the card.

    Ein Fecienaûsflûng aûf Pedalen
    die Fceûde ist nicht aûszûmalen
    Ich stcämple keafting mit den Füben
    Die Klappe hach! Ich lasse geüben
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    As far as I can work out, a literal translation of

    Ein Ferienausflug auf Pedalen
    die Freude ist nicht auszumalen
    Ich strample kräftig mit den Füßen
    Die Klappe hoch! Ich lasse grüßen
    would be:

    A holidays' trip on pedals
    the joy is not to be painted
    I pedal strongly with the feet
    They flap highly! I let greet.

    You might want to find a native speaker for a better translation

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBravey
    As far as I can work out, a literal translation of



    would be:

    A holidays' trip on pedals
    the joy is not to be painted
    I pedal strongly with the feet
    They flap highly! I let greet.

    You might want to find a native speaker for a better translation
    what language is that paul?....I know abit of German but couldn't make more than a few words out...is it Austrian or something?

    hitchy

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    A cycling holiday on the pedals
    The happiness is not comparable
    I pump mightily with my feet
    The throttle on full! I'll not refuse/givein.

    ^^^ that's what my partner came up with.
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    Neat old card, congrats on the find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitchy
    what language is that paul?....I know abit of German but couldn't make more than a few words out...is it Austrian or something?

    hitchy
    It's a a dialect of german (could be austrian, I wouldn't know) but there's more umlauts than I'd expect. I've asked my German boss for a translation - he's a cyclist so he might even reply

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    Thanks for the help, I tried some of the on line translation engines not much help.

    A cycling holiday on the pedals
    The happiness is not comparable
    I pump mightily with my feet
    The throttle on full! I'll not refuse/givein.
    Bentbaggerlen
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