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The German language - questions, grammar, etc.

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<a href="/bn/translator/magicmulder" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1264038">magicmulder</a>
যোগদান: 26.10.2015

Zur Vertiefung des Themas "man(n)/frau" für Fortgeschrittene:
http://www.missfits-fanseite.wilmarenz.de/seiten/feminispraech/feminispr...
Wink smile

Member Odjuret
<a href="/bn/translator/fish" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1337587">Fish</a>
যোগদান: 09.05.2017

Hi need help, alright the phrase "Sie stehen da, im alten Zopf"
Do they really mean "in their old braid" if I'm even correct about that or is that particular thing an idiom for something I've missed?

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<a href="/bn/translator/bellerophon" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1247094">Bellerophon</a>
যোগদান: 24.05.2015

Please add context or the whole text!

Member Odjuret
<a href="/bn/translator/fish" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1337587">Fish</a>
যোগদান: 09.05.2017

Right, terribly sorry about that.
Full text:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/ludwig²-es-ist-bei-hof-nicht-mode-lyrics....
(First sentence of the second paragraph)

And question again:
In the phrase "Sie stehen da, im alten Zopf"
Do they really mean "in their old braid" if I'm even correct about that or is that particular thing an idiom for something I've missed?

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<a href="/bn/translator/silenced" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1423036">silenced</a>
যোগদান: 29.05.2019

My guess would be that's a reference to 18th century wigs of the nobility. Some were plaited.
"they just stand there with old wigs on their heads".

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<a href="/bn/translator/bellerophon" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1247094">Bellerophon</a>
যোগদান: 24.05.2015

I agree, it seems to be a reference to the wigs and "ein alter Zopf" also means a tradition that is outdated, "alte Zöpfe abschneiden" means to finish with old and outdated traditions

Member Odjuret
<a href="/bn/translator/fish" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1337587">Fish</a>
যোগদান: 09.05.2017

Thanks both of you for your kind help, certainly makes more sense now haha. Interesting saying.

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