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English translation: in the Mark Brandenburg

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German term or phrase:märkisch
English translation:in the Mark Brandenburg
Entered by: William Ziegler
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23:44 Sep 1, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture / The Bauhaus Movement
German term or phrase: märkisch
This excerpt is from an article on the Bauhaus movement in architecture, specifically regarding one of its exponents: Hannes Meyer. Biological parallels with modern architectural design are at the heart of the article. I'm having trouble with the literal/figurative meaning of "märkisch." Thanks to each and all for your help!

"Wie ein Krebs auf dem Sand am Meer liegt dieses neuartige 'Schulwesen' auf dem märkischen Sand bei einem kleinen Waldsee."
William Ziegler
Local time: 15:46
in the Mark Brandenburg
Explanation:
Does the "Schulwesen" in your text perhaps refer to the Federal School of the German Trade Unions ADGB he built in Bernau in Mark Brandenburg? In which case maerkisch would simply mean of/in the Mark Brandenburg and is therefore a geographical reference.
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Patricia Will
Australia
Local time: 03:46
Grading comment
Thanks to all for the help and insight!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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2 +4in the Mark Brandenburg
Patricia Will


  

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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +4
in the Mark Brandenburg


Explanation:
Does the "Schulwesen" in your text perhaps refer to the Federal School of the German Trade Unions ADGB he built in Bernau in Mark Brandenburg? In which case maerkisch would simply mean of/in the Mark Brandenburg and is therefore a geographical reference.


    Reference: http:///en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannes_Meyer
Patricia Will
Australia
Local time: 03:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks to all for the help and insight!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Patricia. I've visited the URL cited; it helps clarify the reference as a likely geographical one.


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