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auf Stöhr

English translation: to go door-to-door; to work at a customer's home

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German term or phrase:auf die Stör (Stöhr) gehen
English translation:to go door-to-door; to work at a customer's home
Entered by: Marcus Malabad
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00:18 Mar 20, 2007
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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.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 23:36
to go on tour from house to house
Explanation:
I guess you just answered your own question....

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Elisabeth Drumm
Local time: 07:36
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Well yes, but seeing as you took the trouble to answer, have four points on me. Many thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3to go on tour from house to house
Elisabeth Drumm


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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
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Well yes, but seeing as you took the trouble to answer, have four points on me. Many thanks.
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