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Hello all,

Are there any fluent German speakers with specific knowledge of firearms terms out there? I need to send a document of around 500-600 words to a contact in Germany and would appreciate help with some of the trickier bits!

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Tocemma

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Ve Ave Vays of Making You Talk

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I am not a fluent German speaker but I am fairly familiar with German firearms terminology. What are the tricky bits you need translating?

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TonyE

Ve Ave Vays of Making You Talk

Your German is dreadful! Don't you know it is "Ve haff vays of making you talk".

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TonyE

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It should actually be spelt "We" and pronounced "Ve" and "ways" pronouced "vays"

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On a more serious note, here are links to a German/English "word" translation and a

free "document" translation

http://dict.leo.org/?lang=en

http://www.freetranslation.com/

Regards,

Norman

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for what it's worth, when using free internet traslators it's worth while doing a reverse translation before sending anything out ie. translating English to German then reversing the process and translating the German translation back into English, you'll be surprised at the results from some web based translators. I used one to translate from English to Arabic when looking for a genuine dhow - does anyone want 6 wives, 6 mother-in-laws and a camel (non-flying type)?

Grandson of John Leahy

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Hello all,

Many thanks for the responses. G of John Leahy, take your point re translation sites...I might end up with 'my hovercraft is full of eels' etc etc! My German is functional but not much more, the niceties of grammar escape me (come to think of it this usually happens in English too)

TonyE and anyone who can help, the specific terms are as follows;

'light strikes of the firing pin'

'these strikes happened when a cartridge was chambered'

'they chambered ok and fired satisfactorily'

'no premature ignition was experienced'

'the firing pin is moving forward under its own momentum'

'incorporating a retarding spring in the firing-pin tunnel or something similar'

All help gratefully received!

vonTocemma

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Have you have already ascertained that your German contact cannot cope with these phrases in English?

Translation of specialist technical material of this kind into German is beyond the capabilities of any general-purpose English to German translation software, and the most likely place to find someone capable of translating it reliably is within the German firearms/ammo community itself, so I would ask your contact whether they or someone they know could handle it. If you attempt to translate it yourself, with human or computer assistance, be sure to send your contact a copy of the original English text as well.

Mick

(Human translator German-English - but the other way is a different ball-game)

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Hi Mick,

Thanks for the reply. I was just trying to be polite really. I think I'll put a short intro in german and then the hard bits in English. I'm sure he'll know what I mean anyway (his English is not too good however) I was hoping someone on here would say 'Ah, you mean a Gesprutzengeshutztstettgefulspringenspitzer'

Tocemma

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'Ah, you mean a Gesprutzengeshutztstettgefulspringenspitzer'

Nice litle dogs. Feisty, but loyal.

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Broomers,

You should see his full pedigree name.....

TM

Broomers's or the dog's?

TonyE

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Broomers is definitely "going to the dogs" :D

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Nice litle dogs. Feisty, but loyal.

Did you pick him up while on holiday in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?

:)

-Daniel

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No. Rhyl.

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