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A kino for parachute silk

English translation: if my memory serves me right

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10:18 Mar 15, 2007
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: A kino for parachute silk
"Danny's been telling me about his real estate. He's a landlord."
"Yes. A kino for parachute silk," Gunther said, shaking his head, amused.
"Steady," Danny said. "No tales out of school now."

what's the meaning of "A kino for parachute silk"?
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English translation:if my memory serves me right
Explanation:
Still working on "The Good German"?

"Kino" is the German term for "movie theater". If I remember correctly, Danny has exchanged a large amount of parachute silk against a Kino. Parachute silk was in high demand among women after the war - they used it to make their own lingerie.
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Jalapeno
Local time: 01:42
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
a kino for parachute silk
if my memory serves me right


Explanation:
Still working on "The Good German"?

"Kino" is the German term for "movie theater". If I remember correctly, Danny has exchanged a large amount of parachute silk against a Kino. Parachute silk was in high demand among women after the war - they used it to make their own lingerie.

Jalapeno
Local time: 01:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paula Vaz-Carreiro: Sounds like this might be right - this is from Wikipedia - Kino has more than one meaning, several derived from the fact that it stands for "movie theater" or "cinema" in several European language
3 mins

agree  Tony M: Makes perfect sense, given the setting and period context.
1 hr

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
2 hrs

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
4 hrs
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