Eulen nach Athen tragen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "to carry owls to Athens"

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔɪ̯lən naːχ aˈteːn ˈtʀaːɡən/, /ˈɔɪ̯ln̩ naːχ aˈteːn ˈtʀaːɡn̩/, /ˈɔɪ̯ln̩ naːχ aˈteːn tʀaːɡŋ̍/
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Verb[edit]

Eulen nach Athen tragen

  1. (idiomatic) bring owls to Athens, carry coals to Newcastle

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