~ Ein nett Plätzchen ~
Life could be so sweet with these simple pleasures, but dream on. In German the addition of "-chen" to the ending of a word is a term of endearment and also a diminutive and makes the gender neutral. This is a blue/gray, slat-glazed, stoneware stein, ca. 1900.
Ein nett Plätzchen,
ein nett Schätzchen,
ein fein Weinchen,
ein gut Bierchen,
das ist so mein Pläsirchen.
A cozy place,
a nice sweetheart,
a fine wine,
(and) a good beer
are my pleasure(s).
Translation: Roy De Selms/Les Hopper compilation
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