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German translation: ein bisschen

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English term or phrase:a spot of
German translation:ein bisschen
Entered by: Alexandra Bühler
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21:44 May 20, 2003
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: spot of ...
On Cape Don, Rex and Steve take turns reeling in a hammerhead shark. Steve also joins Bushy for a spot of 'popper' fishing along Munda's reefs for Trevally and Barracuda.

Ich nehme mal an, dass Bushy ein Eigenname ist, leider kein weiterer Kontext.
Alexandra Bühler
Germany
Local time: 07:07
ein bisschen
Explanation:
"A spot of" is British English for some.

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Note added at 2003-05-20 22:01:16 (GMT)
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OED: A small piece, amount, or quantity, usually followed by \'of\'
Examples: I asked you to come because there\'s a spot of trouble; How about a spot of whisky? There was time for a spot of snooker.

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Note added at 2003-05-20 22:05:44 (GMT)
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Popper: (angling) an artificial lure which makes a popping sound when moved over the surface of the water.
But I suppose it\'s possible that \'popper\' is a local term for a certain kind of fish.
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:07
Grading comment
Vielen Dank!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +12ein bisschen
Kim Metzger


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +12
ein bisschen


Explanation:
"A spot of" is British English for some.

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Note added at 2003-05-20 22:01:16 (GMT)
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OED: A small piece, amount, or quantity, usually followed by \'of\'
Examples: I asked you to come because there\'s a spot of trouble; How about a spot of whisky? There was time for a spot of snooker.

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Note added at 2003-05-20 22:05:44 (GMT)
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Popper: (angling) an artificial lure which makes a popping sound when moved over the surface of the water.
But I suppose it\'s possible that \'popper\' is a local term for a certain kind of fish.

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2598
Grading comment
Vielen Dank!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  nettranslatorde
51 mins
  -> Thanks for your note Kerstin. Of course, they're fishing for trevally and barracuda!

agree  Heike Behl, Ph.D.: Ich würde es nur etwas umformulieren: um für eine Weile ...
51 mins
  -> Ja, das ist viel besser.

agree  izy: with Heike: eine kleine Runde, eine schnelle Runde..
1 hr
  -> Auch besser!

agree  xxxAnglo-German: Kenne ich auch als "a shot".
1 hr
  -> Aber doch nur in Bezug auf Whiskey?

agree  3Sigma
3 hrs

agree  Alexandra Collins: oder: um mal eben schnell .....fischen zu gehen
7 hrs

agree  xxxNora Vinnbru: with Heike and izy
8 hrs

agree  Birgit Beer: stimme Heike zu
11 hrs

agree  Susanne Rindlisbacher: with Heike
14 hrs

agree  Katy62
20 hrs

agree  Nicole Trebbin
22 hrs

agree  Harald Moelzer (medical-translator)
1 day15 hrs
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