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Any German here? need a simple transalation

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  1. conas

    conas Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Could someone form Germany could tell me what is the best translation for this word?

    "Glücksspieler"

    Its "Gambler", "Addicted" or other?
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    i'm not from Germany, but not so far from it, so long story short: gambler is just fine ;)
     
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    I always wondered why they call the illegal gambling dens
    "spiels" in London. Not that I would frequent them (much).
     
  4. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Regular Member

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    Gambling is "Glücksspiel" and gambler is the player --> glücksspieler... So gambler is fine ;)
     
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  5. conas

    conas Registered Member

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    And if people wrote Glucksspieler? (without the 2 points over the u) its another word?
     
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    nope, they just don't have that character on their keyboard, it's the same word, but if you want to write it correctly, then you should write it with "ü" (i have the "ü" too on my keyboard, because we Hungarians also use it), and if you find this word in a webaddress, it's also with "u" and not with "ü" for obvious reasons
     
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  7. conas

    conas Registered Member

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    Yes, I was asking because I have the domain (without the "ü", I dont like IDN's).
    (I just buy before is gone).

    Now I have good plans for that domain.

    Thanks a lot for the help
     
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    word for word it is 'Luck Player' :)
     
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  9. wrangler

    wrangler Regular Member

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    Actually if you don't have u-umlaut dots) you should replace it with ue, not just u. Same for any umlaut character. So A-umlaut would also be ae. Also helps to understand how it should be pronounced when you read it like that.
     
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  10. conas

    conas Registered Member

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    I think google will better "eat" this with a simple "u" (I have more results writing "Glucksspieler" than "Gluecksspieler" at google.de. But yes the correct is how you say.

    (maybe the google parse the Glucksspieler as simple u)

    I'm lreading now on wikipedia about the "umlaut"
     
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    I can do translation jobs witha a software.

    regards
    RB
     
  12. blackheader

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    Its gambler, which is also the same as "zocker", "glücksspieler", etc.

    Addicted = "süchtiger", which would mean that this person has a drug problem or is in any other way addicted to something!
     
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  13. Pete Thong

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    If you want to profit from a generic domain name you would need the domain "gluecksspieler" with "ue" instead of "ü". Google will rank the domain with the "ue" better than with the "ü", thats my experience as i have several domains with ü,ä,ö in the domain name and several with ue, ae, oe.

    When you want to use any german word as domain name that has an "umlaut" like either ä, ö, or ü in it you should replace these letter with ae, oe or ue. This is also the proper writing for these words on systems where you don't have these "umlaut" letters (e.g. on us keyboards).

    "Glucksspieler" with just "u" is a completely different word so there is no wonder that you have more results on google for the search term "glucksspieler" than for the term "glücksspieler".
     
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    Same as above post, but a shorter form, if you want to get a domain name in German with special characters use these:

    ü --- ue
    ö --- oe
    ä --- ae
    ß --- ss
     
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  15. HoNeYBiRD

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    it can be in terms of SEO

    but it's a non-existent word, if you're strictly seeing the German spelling rules, but independently you still can see (presumably not German) people write it this way, so technically it's not really different, it's the same just with wrong spelling

    as you and others already mentioned: if you don't have "ü" on your keybord and want to type it somewhat right bearing in mind the spelling rules, you need to type "ue" and not "u"
     
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