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  • Source Language Term

    Milchgesicht

    Correct?

    milksop

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    A milksop to me is a weak or pathetic man…I just saw in "Das Boot" where Juergen Prochnow refers to his young crew as "Milchgesichter", presumably because of their age.
    Comment
    It seems like he would have been denigrating their youthfulness, not their effectiveness as soldiers (or sailors), however. Thus wouldn't a better translation be something along the line(s) of "baby-faced"? (I can't think of an equivalent nominative term.) ("still wet behind the ears"?)
    Author pfarrer83919 (292595) 15 Jan 09, 02:07
    Ergebnisse aus dem Wörterbuch
    milksop [coll.] [pej.]das Milchgesicht  pl.: die Milchgesichter [coll.] [pej.]
    Ergebnisse aus dem Forum
    Comment
    maybe something with "fuzz(y) faces". Do you have a complete sentence?
    #1Authorwupper (354075) 15 Jan 09, 02:36
    Comment
    callow youth

    = Milchgesicht
    = noch grün hinter den Ohren
    #2Author.15 Jan 09, 07:44
    Comment
    bum-fluff (Analogie mit Arschhaaren)
    #3Author...16 Feb 09, 10:21
    Suggestions

    shaveling

    coll.

    Comment

    yes, LEO has "Pfaffe" still I wonder whether shaveling - one just about to begin shaving - would also fit?

    Sorry I have no more serious problems ;-)

    #4Authorudo (236605) 29 Nov 20, 15:05
    Comment

    udo, auch hier wäre ein Link nett gewesen: Dictionary: Pfaffe

    #5Authorpenguin (236245) 29 Nov 20, 15:11
    Context/ examples

    Hi there, almost sounds like something out of Karl May?

    Comment

    I like #2.

    #6AuthorGo Sharks (871021) 01 Dec 20, 22:35
    Comment

    ... und dann gibt es noch den "Milchbubi" ... der ist auch noch grün hinter den Ohren ...

    #7Authorno me bré (700807) 02 Dec 20, 10:33
     
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