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to snap the pages into ragged folds

German translation: Die (Zeitungs)Seiten in zerschlissene Falten blättern.

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16:08 May 22, 2003
English to German translations [PRO]
Art/Literary / wie vorhin
English term or phrase: to snap the pages into ragged folds
... only to snap the pages (of a newspaper) into ragged folds ...
Martin Hesse
Local time: 11:05
German translation:Die (Zeitungs)Seiten in zerschlissene Falten blättern.
Explanation:
oder: Die (Zeitungs)Seiten beim Blättern/Umschlagen ausfransen/in Fetzen reißen.

...oder so etwas in der Art.

HTH
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pschmitt
Local time: 10:05
Grading comment
Danke.
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1Die (Zeitungs)Seiten in zerschlissene Falten blättern.
pschmitt
2... und formte die Seiten (einer Zeitung) abrupt
Ivo Lang


  

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... und formte die Seiten (einer Zeitung) abrupt


Explanation:
"zu einem Haufen unordentlicher Falten".

Total frei übersetzt.
"snap" = abrupt
"ragged" = unordentlich

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Note added at 2003-05-22 16:21:38 (GMT)
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\"only to...\" müsste man natürlich im Satzzusammenhang sehen. Vielleicht \"...nur um dann\" oder einfach \"...und ... dann\"

Ivo Lang
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Die (Zeitungs)Seiten in zerschlissene Falten blättern.


Explanation:
oder: Die (Zeitungs)Seiten beim Blättern/Umschlagen ausfransen/in Fetzen reißen.

...oder so etwas in der Art.

HTH

pschmitt
Local time: 10:05
PRO pts in pair: 309
Grading comment
Danke.

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