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English translation: standard gauge

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10:35 Nov 30, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / railway construction
German term or phrase: Normalspur
Herr XXX informierte auch über das Projekt einer neuen Eisenbahnverbindung in Normalspur.
Steffen Pollex
Local time: 08:27
English translation:standard gauge
Explanation:
This is called "standard gauge" (drop the "u" for US English)

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Note added at 38 mins (2004-11-30 11:14:22 GMT)
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I stand corrected - both \"gauge\" and \"gage\" are acceptable in the US.
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xxxIanW
Local time: 08:27
Grading comment
Thanks a lot, Ian! "Gauge" was what I could not think of. Heard it before, though.
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standard gauge


Explanation:
This is called "standard gauge" (drop the "u" for US English)

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Note added at 38 mins (2004-11-30 11:14:22 GMT)
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I stand corrected - both \"gauge\" and \"gage\" are acceptable in the US.

xxxIanW
Local time: 08:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2468
Grading comment
Thanks a lot, Ian! "Gauge" was what I could not think of. Heard it before, though.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Moore
5 mins
  -> Straight from the horse's mouth, eh David?

agree  alec_in_France: sounds fine to me
24 mins

agree  writeaway: USA is gauge as well... midatlanticng.railfan.net/NGLinks.html www.nlp-indiana.org/bmxwXzQ3NTcyMg==.aspx /ok now I agree 100% :-)
29 mins
  -> OK, thanks - you can blame my dictionaries for that

agree  Frosty
1 hr

agree  gangels
4 hrs

agree  xxxtnkw
8 hrs
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