English translation: to go door-to-door; to work at a customer's home
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German to English translations [PRO] Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / Historical Trail Audio
German term or phrase:auf Stöhr
"Herr X erzählt von den „weichenden Söhnen“ – Brüder und Onkel auf den Höfen, die im Winter in die Fremde gingen, um ein wenig dazu zu verdienen.
'Vor Weihnachten wurde Heu von den Bergen herunter gezogen. Nach Weihnachten sind dann die „weichenden Söhne“, die alle ein Handwerk gelernt haben – Schustern, Weben, Schneidern – die sind über den [mountain range] gegangen, nach [village]. Und dann haben sie im [valley] und drüben im [town] Geld verdient. Sie sind „auf Stöhr“ gegangen, von Haus zu Haus. Da haben sie eine Woche Schuhe geflickt oder gewebt. Dann sind sie weiter zum nächsten Haus. Bis zum Mai ist das so gegangen.' "
More about life up in the Austrian Alps. I can't find a translation for "auf Stöhr" anywhere. Or is it just another way of saying "von Haus zu Haus"? Could I translate it as "they went from door to door", or is there some other special meaning? TIA for your assistance.
I've closed it myself. Sorry for the false alarm to anyone who wanted to answer. But many thanks to all those who have helped me with my other problems on this challenging but quite enjoyable job. Just a page and a half to go with it now, so hopefully I won't need to ask too many more questions!
This seems to be a typo in the transcript: "auf Stör" would be correct. It's something like a travelling salesman, don't know the English term (yet), however, you will find a lot of information online, googling w/ the correct spelling.
I've just discovered that "Stöhr" is an orthographical variant of "Stör", and that "auf die Stör gehen" means "to work at the customer's home". So you could probably squash the question, although if someone answers it anyway, I will honour it with points.
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to go on tour from house to house
Explanation: I guess you just answered your own question....
Elisabeth Drumm Local time: 07:36 Meets criteria Works in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 4
Well yes, but seeing as you took the trouble to answer, have four points on me. Many thanks.