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    Exclamation Anybody know German Language well?

    I'm planning on making a sign for the game, however, we aren't really sure which translation to use for "we love you lucca" we have gotten wie lieben sie lucca, and wie lieben dich lucca....anyone know which one is correct?



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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    It's been a few years, but "wie" is "what" or "How" I can't remember. So I doubt you want to use that in your sign.
    "Wir lieben Lucca" would be "We love Lucca"
    Wir lienben Sie Lucca would be word-for-word We love you Lucca, but I don't know how that would translate to our German friend.


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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    I second "Wir lieben Lucca" for simplicity.

    "Sie" is a formal version of "you" and not really something you'd use in that context so if you wanted to go with "you" I would use "dich."



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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    i know that my last name means "liar" in german...does that help


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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    In the community where I grew up, when the adults wanted to say something that the kids shouldn't hear, or when they wanted to let a few cuss words rip, they would do it in German. Thus, if you were making a sign for Miles Brand and the NCAA, I could suggest a few choice German phrases for ol' Miles.

    It's been awhile since I've studied conversational German, but lieben could have a very "romantic" connotation, but I'm not sure what another word would be...mag/mogen?

    In any case, which ever one you choose, I'm sure Lucca will get the message...


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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    My girlfriend took German religiously in high school, and can also confirm "Wir lieben Lucca". With the web translated version, the translation engine is assuming that Lucca isn't a name, so it's more of saying "We love our Lucca".

    She also suggests if you really want to get personal, we can chant "Wir lieben dich, Lucca", which is saying "We love you, Lucca."


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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    So what is FREE LUCCA in German?

    Problem with foreign languages and chanting is that sometimes saying it one way means one thing and saying it another way means something completely different. So chanting could cause undesired effects.



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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    Wir lieben Sie Lucca would be "We love you Lucca" Check out the Google Translator: Language Tools



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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    So what is FREE LUCCA in German?

    Problem with foreign languages and chanting is that sometimes saying it one way means one thing and saying it another way means something completely different. So chanting could cause undesired effects.
    I'm pretty sure it's "Frei Lucca"

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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    I took this semester and I beleive "Wir Lieben Sie Lucca" is we love you Lucca and "Wir Lieben Lucca" is we love Lucca. That is what we were taught, not exactly sure if that is authentic German or the Americanized German for teaching though.



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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    Don't use sie, as someone said that is the formal version, maybe suitable for grandparents. Go with dich.


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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    I just hope the crowd as a whole starts a "Lucca, Lucca" or a "We want Lucca" chant early in the game.



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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    Well as I was taught in German typically Sie is the formal form for you. Used for teachers, associates, bosses, people you dont know well,ect. Usually du(or in this case dich) is only used among friends but the younger generation of Germans are much liberal in the use of the du form.

    Bottom line, I'm sure he got the message and was happy to be supported.



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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    Now what would be REALLY cool, is if the crowd chanted we love lucca in german. That would show that some people really went out of their way to make him feel wanted.


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    Re: Anybody know German Language well?

    Nice sign, whoever made it.


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