can someone translate a phrase in german for me?

@ladyljs (1303)
United States
December 18, 2007 9:34am CST
My kids are doing a social studies project on immigration. Since their great great grandpa immigrated from Austria, they thought that it would be neat to do the project about what his feelings were. We have some family stories passed down through the generations, but it would be really neat to translate a couple of the things that he said. The first was upon looking at the statue of liberty: She is the most beautiful woman that I have ever laid my eyes on. The second was: I have left my mother land to arrive in a new country, a land of opportunity and freedom. America has welcomed me. Thanks!!!
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@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
18 Dec 07
This is a great site when you need to translate anything from one language to another. You should bookmark it in case your kids ever need it again. It's simple to use. http://world.altavista.com/
• United States
18 Dec 07
This is the one that says 'she is the most beautiful woman that I have ever laid my eyes on! sie ist die sch├Ânste Frau, die ich ├╝berhaupt meine Augen an gelegt habe
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
18 Dec 07
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! That is a wonderful site! I am going to go and play around with it now! Thanks again...oh, and here are 2 great big plus's for you!
• Cyprus
8 Jun 08
Ok, lg ago but anyway. As altavista translation s***s I am trying a new one. 1. Sie ist die schoenste Frau die meine Augen jemals erblickt haben. 2. Ich habe mein Vaterland verlassen um in ein neues Land zu kommen, ein Land der Moeglichkeiten und Freiheit. Amerika hat mich willkommen geheissen. I bet all these online translations will translate mother land to Mutterland. In fact there is not such a word in german language. In german language it is Vaterland which is translated like father land.
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Thank you for your response...and yes fatherland is what I think he was referring to! Lot's of good information gets lost in translating! Here's a plus for you!