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Marschallin as in "Der Rosenkavalier"

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by Cufflinksandtie, May 25, 2009.

  1. Cufflinksandtie New Member

    English (American)
    What is the equivalent title for a marschallin? In Der Rosenkavalier She is a princess married to a Field Marshall in Austria. What is a good definition?
     
  2. Wroclaw

    Wroclaw Senior Member

    upper midwest
    American English
    "field marshal's wife" seems to be the closest equivalent in English.
     
  3. Frank78

    Frank78 Senior Member

    Saxony-Anhalt
    German
    As you statet: "princess" is her title then. A royal title does not get lost through marriage and it´s higher in rank as a "field marshall´s wife". If you´d use just the latter it sounds as she were a common person.
     
  4. berndf Moderator

    Geneva
    German (Germany)

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