29. September 2016

Spotlight: Sprachtipp - Lerntipps – false friends 3

 

False friends can be tricky, annoying, interesting... and they can be fun.
 

lust/Lust

Translate the following sentences:

1. His lust for money and power knew no bounds.

2. Ich habe keine Lust, jetzt nach Hause zu fahren.

 

 

Answers

1. Seine Gier nach Geld und Macht kannte keine Grenzen.

2. I don’t feel like driving home now.
 

The German Lust haben auf is generally best translated with the verbs feel, like or want. English “lust” is a far stronger word than German Lust. It is used to express a strong desire, most typically sexual desire (sexuelle Begierde). “Lust” is also a verb: “He really lusted after her when they were young.”

 

 

 

Mehr zum Thema: