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Quick 'name' question.
FarawayPictures
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 10:01 PM UTC
Just a quick question for a name I want to use for a small dio.

What would the Germans call the Americans in WW2?

Would it have been American? Yankees? or another name?

Thanks
Chris
Marnix
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Gelderland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 10:20 PM UTC
Hi Chris,

I'm not a German, but I would think it's Ami (plural: Amis).

Greetings,

Max
Dangeroo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 10:22 PM UTC
The Krauts called the Americans "Amis". That would be spoken about "Ameas" (A as in America).

Cheers!
Stefan
FarawayPictures
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 10:34 PM UTC
Thanks very much guys. Amis it is.
AJLaFleche
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 03:05 AM UTC
Before making the commitment to this, consider that amis is also French for "Friends."
Dangeroo
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 08:40 AM UTC
Well, you could solve that problem by using the article "die" (the), this would have to be used in most cases in German anyway. Or you can make a whole sentence. You can ask me anytime if you need any help with that.

Cheers!
Stefan
FarawayPictures
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 07:57 PM UTC
Thanks everyone. 'Die Amis?' is looking like the title.