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||[Feb. 21st, 2005|11:56 am]
The new series of german sayings. I occasionally use some and try to translate them, which probably leads to bewilderment on your side ^_^;; So - if you're learning german you might want to add them to your vocabulary.|
Saying: "Es stinkt nach Eigenlob!" or "Eigenlob stinkt!"
Literal translation: "It's smelling of self praise!" / "self-praise stinks!"
Meaning/When to use: Typically said when someone flatters/praises himself, which is understood as impolite.
Is there a proper english equivalent? Tell, because I wouldn't know. :D