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viele altgediente Sozilisten

English translation: many long-serving socialists

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German term or phrase:viele altgediente Sozilisten
English translation:many long-serving socialists
Entered by: Dan McCrosky
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07:25 Apr 6, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
German term or phrase: viele altgediente Sozilisten
Hr. XXX trennte sich von vielen altgedienten Sozilisten aus der Gründerzeit des Staatbetriebes. By the way, does "trennte sich" mean "dismissed" in this context? Thanks!
Chris
Some more possibilities
Explanation:
Mr. XXX

weeded out/dismissed/removed/parted company with/separated himself from/shed

many old-time/long-serving/over-due/traditionalist/knee-jerk

socialists from/left over from/still hanging around from

the early years/founding/beginning of the state

operation/combine/collective/institution/collective combine/conglomerate/cooperative.

HTH - Dan
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Summary of answers provided
namany veteran socialistsFuad Yahya
nadismissed many of the long serving socialists
Madeleine van Zanten
naSome more possibilitiesDan McCrosky
nathe veteran socialistsRebekka Groß
naveteran
Kim Metzger


  

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12 mins
veteran


Explanation:
"trennte sich" means that he parted ways. You could say veterans socialists or old socialists. The word "altgedient" means someone who put in long service.

Kim Metzger
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14 mins
the veteran socialists


Explanation:

source: Langenscheids Großwörterbuch: DerKleine Muret-Sanders and own language experience of 10 years+ in UK

other suggestions: the old guard of socialists

maybe even: founding fathers of socialism

trennte sich
Without more context, this is hard to say. Could be anything from "left", "left behind", "moved on", "cut his ties with"... Maybe you can decide within the context which fits best.

Rebekka Groß
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29 mins
Some more possibilities


Explanation:
Mr. XXX

weeded out/dismissed/removed/parted company with/separated himself from/shed

many old-time/long-serving/over-due/traditionalist/knee-jerk

socialists from/left over from/still hanging around from

the early years/founding/beginning of the state

operation/combine/collective/institution/collective combine/conglomerate/cooperative.

HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
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1 hr
dismissed many of the long serving socialists


Explanation:
sich trennen von is an elegant way of stating that he dismissed them

Madeleine van Zanten
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10 hrs
many veteran socialists


Explanation:
"trennte sich" here means "parted with."

Fuad


    The Collins Large German Dictionary
Fuad Yahya
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Jan 29, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
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Jan 29, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldOther » Social Sciences
Field (specific)(none) » Government / Politics


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