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Old 04-21-2017, 06:13 AM   #1
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More help with German, please

I'm working on an ebook by Elizabeth von Arnim, written in English but set in Germany. She says to two young people getting married: Nun Kinder, liebt Euch, und seid brav.

Does this mean something like: Now children, love each other and be good
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It literally says "love yourself", but I think "each other" is the meaning, yes.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks, Harry

And another question:

What does Wahlverwandschaften mean? Google translate has Electoral relationships, but that doesn't make any sense in the context.
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It literally says "love yourself", but I think "each other" is the meaning, yes.
Actually it doesn't say "love yourself", it says "love each other." ("love yourselves" would be "liebt euch selbst")

"und seid brav" literally means "and be well-behaved," but, of course, "and be good" would be a more idiomatic translation.

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What does Wahlverwandschaften mean? Google translate has Electoral relationships, but that doesn't make any sense in the context.
Wahlverwandschaften, is a reference to a famous Goethe book. It's usually translated as Elective Affinities.

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Actually it doesn't say "love yourself", it says "love each other." ("love yourselves" would be "liebt euch selbst")
Thanks! For some reason I had it in mind that "euch" was a reflexive pronoun.
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