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17:22 Jan 21, 2004
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / automotive humor
German term or phrase: rubbeln
If car brakes "rubbeln", what are they doing? Langenscheidt calls "rubbeln" dialect, and refers to rubbing s.o. or sth. down with a towel!
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2judderMike McDonald
4scratching-off
swisstell
3 +1scraping
jccantrell
3 +1Judder/judderingJohn Bowden
4stickxxxjerryk


Discussion entries: 2





  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Judder/juddering


Explanation:
HTH

John Bowden
Local time: 14:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 511

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cilian O'Tuama
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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
stick


Explanation:
Ford Truck Enthusiasts Mailing List Archives
... ===== In this issue:
RE: Brakes Stick When Wet ["Chad Royse" ] Engine surge & funky clutch on ...
www.ford-trucks.com/archives/80up-list/fordtrucks80up-diges... - 59k - Cached - More pages from this site
Parking Brake Cable Assembly Carquest New
... grand am - 1978 to 1980 grand prix - 1978 to 1984 lemans - 1978 to 1981 bonneville
- 1982 to 1986 vista cruiser - 1978 to 1980 if your brakes stick or hang up ...
www.car-parts-place.com/p7-33568-parking-brake-cable-assemb... - 26k - Cached - More pages from this site
Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario - Consumers - Insurance ...
... side when you apply the brakes; The brakes stick or a loss of engine
power occurs when you are driving. In such cases, your brakes ...
www.ibao.org/html/consumers/tips.asp - 55k - Cached
Flewwelling Insurance - Customer Care
... The brakes stick or a loss of engine power when you are driving . Your brakes
may not be releasing properly which can lead to total brake loss. ...
www.flewwelling.com/html/customer/tips.asp - 54k - Cached


xxxjerryk
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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
judder


Explanation:
LEO provides 'brake judder' for 'Bremsenrubbeln'. Reference confirms this to be caused by warped brake disks and the second one gives causes for other brake problems.


    Reference: http://www.davep1.freeserve.co.uk/rover/tech/binding.htm
    Reference: http://www.davep1.freeserve.co.uk/rover/tech/indxbrak.htm
Mike McDonald
Local time: 14:06
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 74

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  John Jory: precisely what is meant
56 mins

agree  Klaus Herrmann: Yup. That's why I asked. I'd have suggested pulsating sensation for when the ABS kicks in.
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46 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
scraping


Explanation:
Since it is humor, how about this? Everybody would understand the brakes scraping....

jccantrell
United States
Local time: 06:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4598

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Textklick: Absolutely. A familiar noise
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51 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
scratching-off


Explanation:
my explanation is hardly connected to cars, however:
you call the activy of "rubbeln" when scratching off the top layer those lottery and other gaming tickets to see underneath i.e. whether you have a winning icon or number etc. - Those "Rubbel"-remnants can create quite a mess, if you are an addict (and I observe people buying them by the dozen at any one time).

swisstell
Italy
Local time: 15:06
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3377
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