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Herbert im Glück

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by morristhepen, May 2, 2013.

  1. morristhepen Senior Member

    Roussillon, Provence
    English (UK)
    HERBERT IM GLÜCK

    Title of an article about a businessman. Happy Herbert? A Happy Man? Or does Im Glück have a distinct meaning?
     
  2. ablativ Senior Member

    German(y)
    There is a fairy tale, called "Hans im Glück": Hans became a very happy man by fortunate circumstances (in his view) and also by his simple mentalitiy.

    The businessman's name is Herbert. He probably is a happy man, too, by fortunate circumstances and by having a certain mentality that allows him to accept the feeling of being happy.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2013
  3. morristhepen Senior Member

    Roussillon, Provence
    English (UK)
    Great. Thanks for this...
     

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