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darbnica, dels, kolonialun


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08:23 Aug 30, 2000
Latvian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Latvian term or phrase: darbnica, dels, kolonialun
I'm trying to translate these business listings from a 1927 Liepaja Business directory:
(1) dzintara lietu darbnica
(2) kolonialun partikas precu veikals
(3) dzintara lietu veikals un darbnica
So far I have that dzintara was amber and veikals might have been a store or boutique
Also I see the word del or deli after names, but I couldn't find what that means
Thank you!
Judith Caplan

Summary of answers provided
4workshop, son, colonial and
na +1dzintara lietu darbnicaalxnis



127 days peer agreement (net): +1
dzintara lietu darbnica

amber making atelier

Local time: 17:08

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agree  Uldis Liepkalns: deli=sons
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3689 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
darbnica, dēls, kolonial un
workshop, son, colonial and

due to the luck of amber, because of the luck of amber - dzintara trūkuma dēļ
grocery store= pārtikas preču veikals
store and workshop of amber goods = dzintara lietu veikals un darbnīca

del=jābūt "dēļ" = due to, because of

Example sentence(s):
  • Dzintara trūkuma dēļ Latvijā izzūdošā profesijā strādā vairs tikai daži meistari

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