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German translation: 30 cm tiefe Stufe

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15:14 Jul 8, 2002
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: foot-deep step
"The heavy double doors leading into the inner courtyard were open, and the servant eased the carriage wheels down A FOOT-DEEP STEP and proceeded through the foyer, then down another step and into the bright sunlight of the main courtyard."

Again, this is from the biography of an Indian saint.
A. DePaiva
Germany
Local time: 17:15
German translation:30 cm tiefe Stufe
Explanation:
Unless I'm missing something, I'd think this is just 1 ft, i. e. 30 centimeters. Or 30,48 cm, if you want to be accurate :-)
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Klaus Herrmann
Germany
Local time: 17:15
Grading comment
Vielen Dank! An das Längenmaß hatte ich seltsamerweise nicht gedacht, obwohl der Text schon öfters von feet und inches sprach.
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4 +830 cm tiefe Stufe
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30 cm tiefe Stufe


Explanation:
Unless I'm missing something, I'd think this is just 1 ft, i. e. 30 centimeters. Or 30,48 cm, if you want to be accurate :-)

Klaus Herrmann
Germany
Local time: 17:15
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 6593
Grading comment
Vielen Dank! An das Längenmaß hatte ich seltsamerweise nicht gedacht, obwohl der Text schon öfters von feet und inches sprach.

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