The Message

July 29th, 2009

I just rediscovered Bronco, a Berlin street artist, thanks to rebel:art.

The Message by Bronco

Sorry, the next one is in German. A rough translation would be “I can’t be amazed anymore”. You actually need to know that “Ich komm in das Staunen gar nicht mehr rein” is a variation of a German saying: “Ich komme aus dem Staunen gar nicht mehr raus”. Thanks to comments of Silvia and Mario, I can give you a better translation for Bronco’s piece: “I can’t get into the amazement anymore” (Silvia) or “I can’t even start to be amazed” (Mario). The translation of the orginal saying would be “I can’t stop to be amazed” (Mario).
Of course it’s a pity when you have to explain a joke, sorry for that.

ich komm in das staunen gar nicht mehr rein by Bronco

7 Responses to “The Message”

  1. Silvia Says:

    Hey there,

    I’m from Berlin. The second bronco poster it’s a german saying, but he slightly changed it so it means somthing totally different. The right one is “ich komme aus dem Staunen gar nicht mehr raus” – “I can’t get over being amazed”, but he wrote “I can’t get into the amazement anymore”.

    :) Cheers,

    Silvia

  2. pieter | today and tomorrow Says:

    Thanks Silvia.
    But “I can’t get into the amazement anymore” and “I can’t be amazed anymore” mean more or less the same, no?
    “I can’t get into the amazement anymore” sounds just a little weird to me.
    Disclaimer: German and English are not my mother-tongue.

  3. Mario Klingemann Says:

    I’d say the original German saying “ich komme aus dem Staunen gar nicht mehr raus” is better translated with “I can’t stop to be amazed”, so I’d translate his (or her) variation on it with “I can’t even start to be amazed”

  4. pieter | today and tomorrow Says:

    Thanks Mario

  5. bronco Says:

    hello, thank you for posting my work on your beautiful blog!
    since i am pretty aware of the difficulties to translate some of my stuff,
    i enjoyed your translations/explanations a lot!
    i would love to post it as a description of the original photo
    on my flickr. would you be ok with that?
    greetings from berlin,
    brr

  6. pieter | today and tomorrow Says:

    Hey Bronco,
    go ahead, add it to flickr … the irony!

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