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    hibbelig

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    wenn man nicht mehr still sitzen kann, z.B. vor aufregung und man im ganze hasu rumhüpft und immer rum grustelt ist man hibbelig - aber was heißt das auf englisch?
    AuthorLea29 Jul 04, 20:12
    Ergebnisse aus dem Wörterbuch
    squirrelly  adj.   chiefly  (Amer.) [fig.]hibbelig   or: hippelig
    Comment
    jittery
    #1Authorx29 Jul 04, 20:38
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    Man kann auf englisch sagen "You have ants in your pants". Oder "You are a little hyper." (wegen Hyperactive)
    #2AuthorBerns13 Nov 06, 00:19
    Suggestionhippelig / to be hyperactive
    #3AuthorHarper13 Nov 06, 08:24
    Suggestionfidgety
    Comment
    hippelig is more like "to have ants in your pants"
    can be cause by hyperactivity, but doesn't in my head mean hyperactive (Hyperaktiv)
    #4Authormanja (248376) 13 Nov 06, 08:33
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    hyper is used in the same way in the US and though derived from "hyperactive", does not mean you have that condition.
    #5AuthorSelkie (236097) 13 Nov 06, 08:37
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    wie wäre es mit
    nervous
    http://www.dict.cc/?s=hibbelig
    #6Authorelfe (236235) 13 Nov 06, 08:43
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    @ selkie, yes, you are right, it can means the same
    I would say that hyper (hectic) was MORE SO than fidgety (restless)
    #7Authormanja (248376) 13 Nov 06, 09:11
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    ---disclaimer---
    sorry everyone, I seem to be having typing probs today
    "it can MEAN the same"
    and
    "can be CAUSED by"
    #8Authormanja (248376) 13 Nov 06, 09:12
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    restless?

    Just a thought : )
    #9Authorjill13 Nov 06, 09:17
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    fidgety, restless, restive are close to hibbelig, hyper has different connotations
    #10Authornoli13 Nov 06, 09:18
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    noli: We had a friend who the Germans all called "hippel Jens", while we Americans called him "hyper Jens." It does not have different connotations in this particular usage.
    #11AuthorSelkie (236097) 13 Nov 06, 09:19
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    @ selkie, here again I would use fidgety for someone who is resltess (can't sit still), but hyper for someone who is more hectic (can't even sit down!;-)
    #12Authormanja (248376) 13 Nov 06, 09:29
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    I have also heard the word "Antsy" used.
    (Sorry if the spelling of "Antsy" is incorrect, as it may not even be a proper word : )
    #13Authorjill13 Nov 06, 09:34
     
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