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Warrior
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Ich kann auch Deutsch sprechen! Aber ich bin ein sehr schlecht(es/er)? Deutschstudent. :D

Ich bin ein Berliner! :P

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Infiltrator
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Profile Homepage #76
Ah, je pensais pour quoi cette thread etait seulement longue- c'etait le Francais et le Deutch et l'Espangnol et il n'est pas sur la topic.

Ich bin die Mitfahrgelegenheit

[ Monday, June 02, 2003 05:13: Message edited by: Jigga ]

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Guardian
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Profile #77
What? Jigga, how come you know about Mitfahrgelegenheiten? :D

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Polaris
Posts: 1828 | Registered: Saturday, January 11 2003 08:00
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Er, I looked it up in a dictionary. Failing to find the German for 'steam-roller operator', which, I have on good authority, is very long, I settled for the next longest I could find without spending as long as a piece of string.

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Guardian
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Profile #79
You want something long like Dampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän?

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Polaris
Posts: 1828 | Registered: Saturday, January 11 2003 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #80
I have it on reasonably good authority that you've misspelled that word. It should be "...schifffahrts..." Not that it makes any difference, since I'm sure there are much easier way to say that someone is the captain of an... er... steamship company?

—Alorael, who would like to know what happened to spaces dividing words. Sometimes compound words work, and other times they really ought to be decently divided into bite-sized pieces.

[ Tuesday, June 03, 2003 07:58: Message edited by: Alorael ]
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Guardian
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Profile #81
We had a spelling reform a few years back. And yes, following the new rules it should have three 'f'. But I don't agree with the ridiculous thing and ignore it.
And yes, it's the captain of a steamship company.

[ Tuesday, June 03, 2003 08:42: Message edited by: ef ]

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Polaris
Posts: 1828 | Registered: Saturday, January 11 2003 08:00
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The longest one i've ever come across is:
Verkehrswegeplanungsbeschleunigungsgesetz (41 letters)
a law to speed up the planning of traffic ways.
Or the ever popular:
Sauerstofflaschendruckausgleichventil (37 letters)
an oxygen bottle pressure control valve

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Posts: 647 | Registered: Wednesday, February 19 2003 08:00
Triad Mage Banned Veteran
Member # 165
Profile Homepage #83
Really, I like the English system. If expressing it requires three words or less, you could compound it if you like. If not, don't bother. Everyone gets things done a lot easier that way.

And then you have the French and, um, most languages, which don't have compound words at all. Against these infidels, we and the Germans are comrades in arms, and I suppose they can put up with our insane lack of structure and we can put up with their line-filling words for the sake of solidiarity in the face of a common threat.

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Posts: 2449 | Registered: Monday, October 15 2001 07:00
Agent
Member # 1359
Profile #84
quote:
Originally posted by Ramon Benitez:
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Or the ever popular:
Sauerstofflaschendruckausgleichventil (37 letters)
an oxygen bottle pressure control valve

Also know as a "regulator." We Americans have such a way with words.

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Posts: 1277 | Registered: Monday, June 24 2002 07:00
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I, uh, knew that. Yeah. I was just going for a literal translation. Really.
BTW: Jigga, a steam-roller operator would be a "Dampfwalzenfahrer".

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Infiltrator
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Profile Homepage #86
quote:
Originally posted by Ramon Benitez:
BTW: Jigga, a steam-roller operator would be a "Dampfwalzenfahrer".
It pales in length to the ever useful oxygen regulator then.

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Posts: 530 | Registered: Sunday, September 1 2002 07:00
Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #87
Hehe, how about Heizoelrueckstandsfilterungsanlagenreinigungsgesellschaftsdirektor? :D

(Director of a company that cleans plants filtering fuel oil residue)

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Are you speaking German? If so,

Ich arbeite irgendwo.
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