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Auntie Witch
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What is the commercial for? The website, .de, indicates German, but it doesn't sound German to me, unless it's been that long since I called my grandma!

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Rob D / Blackwolf, the yule dodo
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Its definetely not german. Its polish or croatian or something around the area where they still use the latin alphabet instead of cyrillic.

Though I dont know what the punchline is, something in me tells me it could be something like: "Looking for a restaurant? Try the yellow pages."

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That was pretty funny.

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Shrek_Daddy
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Polish Translator

"czas na wfasne mieszkanie" appears to be polish and means something like "time for your own apartment?" (The page says it means "Time on apartment wfasne ") and "mieszkanie" means apartment.

I searched for mieszkanie, found a PL domain page--looked up polish translators and voila...ain't Google grand.

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Joostik
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It's Polish -- the "ł" gives it away.

Thus "czas na własne mieszkanie" translates as "Time for a personal apartment".

[ETA re. the "Ł" sound -- it goes something like this. Make an L sound: the tip of your tongue will touch the back of your teeth. Now make it touch the palate a little further back: you"ll get a "soft" L common in Slavonic languages. Now try to make the L without actually touching the palate: You will get something like the "Ł".]

ETAA: Found a more complete version here. It's for a Polish bank promoting hypothecary loans.

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Purple Iguana
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I thought .de was Denmark??

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Mythophobia
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.de is, as mentioned, Deutschland/Germany, .dk is Denmark. [Smile]
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Purple Iguana
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Ah... thanks

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