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12:50 Sep 19, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Advertising / Public Relations / colours
German term or phrase: mittelhell
Hello all,

I'm translating a website, and this is one of many random (context-free) strings. "Mittelhelles blau". I also have "Mittleres blau" and "Helles blau". If I translate "Mittleres blau" as "medium blue" and "helles blau" as "light blue", what do I do with "Mittelhelles blau"?

Unfortunately I have NO IDEA *what* this is being used for. My guess would be website colours.

Thanks very much! ;-)
Hilary Davies Shelby
United States
Local time: 09:25

Summary of answers provided
3light blue, then sky blue
3medium light (blue)
Stefanie Reinhold
2mid to light blue
Claire Cox
1semi-light bluexxxFrancis Lee



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semi-light blue

Here's a reference about bearded placemats or something or other ...


xxxFrancis Lee
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Notes to answerer
Asker: "beaRded placemats" - i love it! ;-)) Thanks for the suggestion!

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mid to light blue



2007 Giant STP ZERO - Geelong - FARKIN.NET ForumsCustom sprayed frame (mid to light blue semi-full gloss) Upside down Eastern Stem Really Scratched HandleBar's Odi Rogue Lock-on Grips Rear MTX S-type wheel ...
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Discount Carpet Tiles - Heuga Wood Slate Granite Marble TilesInterloop Mid Blue. Mid To Light Blue. Entry Level Tufted Loop Pile. Available In Other Colours. 100% Polypropylene. Ideal For Offices, Kitchens, ...
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Guernsey Clematis - Breeder & Worldwide Exporter of ClematisThe classical 'blue' clematis, much sort after but not easy to propagate due to its long internodes. The semi-campanulate mid to light blue flowers ...
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Claire Cox
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medium light (blue)

medium light blue is a commonly used term and this is how I would say it, but it's not a 'web design' color. For reference please see colorcode chart and an example for medium light blue used in a product description.

Note added at 51 mins (2007-09-19 13:41:36 GMT)

Yes, guess you are right about the collar, but google it and you'll find a few examples re embroidery yarn etc.

    Reference: http://www.mediaevent.de/tutorial/farbcodes.html
    Reference: http://www.alphadogtoys.com/spiked-studded-leather-dog-colla...
Stefanie Reinhold
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Asker: Thanks for the suggestion, Stefani! I think, though, that the "medium" in the collar refers to the size rather than the colour...

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light blue, then sky blue

OK, I opened up word and then went to the "Font color" button on the top right.

Here were the choices for blue:
Dark blue
Light blue
Sky blue
Pale blue

So, this would put "helles Blau" as either sky or pale blue and then you have 'light blue' for your one in the center.

A semi-low-tech solution...


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