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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 18 2020, 11:32 pm
Im not best fluently in english , im looking to use the word:

I didnt "mach zich visendig"

how can I describe it or use it in english? Please dont make fun , (I dont feel like a
nebech,) I know English well enough but not fully fluent, and I didnt have whom to ask other then here.
Thanks in advance for your help!

P.s. I didnt know where fits best for this topic , it might clash with this forum.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 18 2020, 11:35 pm
Mach zich nisht visendig is to ignore.
You ignored.
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Einikel




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Feb 18 2020, 11:41 pm
Didn’t acknowledge?
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amother




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Post  Tue, Feb 18 2020, 11:59 pm
Depending on context, it can also be pretended not to see or notice.
The suggestions before mine are very good.
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pause




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Feb 18 2020, 11:59 pm
Didn't pay attention to
Didn't focus on
Played dumb

But I agree that didn't acknowledge is probably the closest.
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 12:22 am
I am ignoring my child's silly behavior

I am not taking his comments personally, I am totally ignoring it. I am not letting it bother me.

Don't make a fuss, when someone bullies you, just ignore them & go your way, so they will stop.

I am not even interested in what my mil says, I don't let her comments get to me.

So all these can be the translation of " zich nisht visendig machen"

Depends on context
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amother




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Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 12:23 am
Thanks ! Appreciate
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 12:25 am
You can also say that you are not making a big deal or to do
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amother




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Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 12:26 am
"I didn't mach zich visindig " for someone that had a baby and its been a while....
first thing that came to mind was
" I ignored" just wasnt sure.
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 12:30 am
I didn't acknowledge her simcha with a visit or a gift, did you ignore/miss the occasion on purpose or did you just forget?

You didn't celebrate/join along/participate in the simcha
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amother




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Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 12:37 am
dankbar wrote:
I didn't acknowledge her simcha with a visit or a gift, did you ignore/miss the occasion on purpose or did you just forget?

You didn't celebrate/join along/participate in the simcha
.

I wanna let her know that I didnt have a chance yet and sorry that....... didnt till now . It will come iyh.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 12:39 am
That I didnt visendig gemacht from helping out . I need the right expression for havnt visendig gemacht , and also I'd like in general to know how to transition it for anytime..
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crystal




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 1:37 am
In this context you can say you "didn't acknowledge the..."
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 1:59 am
Why can't you just say, I am sorry that I didn't help you, when you had the baby. Dont worry, I didn't forget about you, I was just so busy/overwhelmed but I really do want to give you a hand, so let me know how I can be of help. I want to send you supper, can you tell me which day it's needed or I am sure that if I send you supper you will still accept even if it's not immediately after the birth.
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 8:19 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
That I didnt visendig gemacht from helping out . I need the right expression for havnt visendig gemacht , and also I'd like in general to know how to transition it for anytime..


So in this case I wouldn't use ignore.
I'd say like dankbar said "sorry I wasn't there for you at your simcha."
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malki2




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 8:35 am
I would have said “pretended not to notice”. Because the term applies that you noticed, but ignored for some beneficial purpose.
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cnc




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 8:37 am
malki2 wrote:
I would have said “pretended not to notice”. Because the term applies that you noticed, but ignored for some beneficial purpose.


This.
Or played dumb.,,,
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lilies




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 11:01 am
Acknowledge the simchah would be more appropriate than playing dumb or pretending not to notice a simchah.
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asmileaday




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Feb 19 2020, 11:12 am
lilies wrote:
Acknowledge the simchah would be more appropriate than playing dumb or pretending not to notice a simchah.


Correct. Ignored or playing dumb sounds mean and intentional.

Op it sounds more like you feel bad that you didn't put in the effort to acknowledge this simcha, rather than having ignored it, which just sounds nasty.
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