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How would I say phrases like the following in German:

A: Woah, did you delete your one-year-old account?

B: Yes, and I am awesome like that*.


C: What a nice question, how come it got a close-vote?

B: Well, people are silly like that.

By "I am awesome like that" I mean I did something that shows how awesome I am or I am pointing out something about myself that I consider to be a good quality.

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"and I am awesome like that": What do you mean by that, is it: "this is how I roll!" or "and I'm still awesome without my account!" (or sth. different)? –  0x6d64 Jun 13 '12 at 16:46
As in "I usually do weird things" and "people are usually silly when it comes to voting". The point it "usually", I guess. –  Gigili Jun 13 '12 at 16:55
Regarding your first part: I guess "I am awesome like that" is a way to prevaricate answering a question which they can't or don't want to answer. A common method of Germans is to answering a "Warum?" question with "Weil ich es kann." - Example: "Warum hast du deinen Account gelöscht? - "Weil ich es kann." –  Em1 Jun 14 '12 at 13:04
Regarding your second part: There are two ways. Either you don't worry about that the question was closed then you will just say some along: "Weil Menschen nunmal so sind." or you feels hurt (maybe it's your own question, which has been closed) then you will stroppily answer: "Weil die (halt) doof/blöd sind." –  Em1 Jun 14 '12 at 13:08
Those two comments were very helpful, thank you @Em1. –  Gigili Jun 14 '12 at 16:11

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I would translate it like that:

A: Wow, hast Du Dein 1 Jahr altes Konto gelöscht?

B: Ja, weil ich halt so geil/cool/genial/... bin. (hopefully in an ironic meaning!)


C: Das war so eine gute Frage, warum wurde sie geschlossen?

B: Naja, die Leute sind halt so blöd.

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So, what's the role of "halt" there? Could you elaborate? –  Gigili Jun 13 '12 at 16:55
@Gigili It's a word mostly used in statements that means that the statement is pretty much common knowledge or self-evident. "It's like that, what can you do about it?" translates to "So ist es halt, was kann man da schon machen?". A shrug gesture is often added to it to enforce the sentiment. –  Hackworth Jun 13 '12 at 17:01
Got it, thank you. –  Gigili Jun 13 '12 at 17:03
@Gigili Modalpartikel ist das Stichwort –  Em1 Jun 13 '12 at 20:42
@Em1: Thank you. –  Gigili Jun 14 '12 at 8:50

A: Woah, hast du deinen 1 Jahr alten Account gelöscht?

B: Ja, ich bin halt so cool.


C: Was für eine gute Frage, warum wurde Sie geschlossen?

D: Naja, (die) Leute sind halt Deppen.

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Ebenfalls? Deswegen? Verstehe ich beides nicht. Die Frage soll gut gewesen sein - die Leute könnten allenfalls ebenfalls gut sein, folglich. Anstelle von Deswegen vielleicht "wie man sieht/wie Du siehst". Das "war" im Satz davor impliziert, dass die Frage nicht mehr geschlossen ist - bei einem fiktiven Beispiel nicht bestreitbar, aber auch das wirkt seltsam. "Das war 'ne gute Frage. Warum wurde sie geschlossen?" wäre das, was man erwarten würde. –  user unknown Jun 14 '12 at 12:43
... und ein Account ist nicht "ein Jahr lang" ;) –  Em1 Jun 14 '12 at 12:56
Versteh, i hab nur die Woerter schnell zusammen geworfen; bin eh nicht so gut in uebersetzten :-) –  Pancho Villa Jun 14 '12 at 16:23
@Andreas Then revise your answer, please. Currently I'm inclined to down-vote that answer. All four sentences does have a lack of grammar or even sounds very odd. –  Em1 Jun 14 '12 at 21:19
@Em1 dont ruin my life by down-voting me! –  Pancho Villa Jun 15 '12 at 5:40

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