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English translation: bridge defenders, defenders of the bridge

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20:48 Feb 4, 2009
Serbian to English translations [PRO]
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Serbian term or phrase: mostadžije
From an article published in Svedok:

Nije im [kosovskim Srbima], kažu čuvene mostadžije, lako, jer mnogo puta, neprijatelj je nevidljiv...

Not many Google hits for mostadžije; is this local Kosovo usage, or even Mitrovica-specific?

Thanks!
David Stephenson
United States
Local time: 16:38
English translation:bridge defenders, defenders of the bridge
Explanation:
Mitrovica-specific, I think, referring to the guys who 'defend' the bridge between north and south Mitrovica.

However, they were stopped by the posse of the "bridge defenders" on the northern side of the divided city of Mitrovica, who told them: "Go back, ...
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/may/09/natashakandic

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Note added at 22 mins (2009-02-04 21:10:30 GMT)
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Also 'bridge watchers', etc.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-bridge-watchers...
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Dragan Novakovic
Local time: 22:38
Grading comment
Many thanks. I think I'll put quotation marks around the term to indicate that it's rather colloquial / situation-specific.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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bridge defenders, defenders of the bridge


Explanation:
Mitrovica-specific, I think, referring to the guys who 'defend' the bridge between north and south Mitrovica.

However, they were stopped by the posse of the "bridge defenders" on the northern side of the divided city of Mitrovica, who told them: "Go back, ...
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/may/09/natashakandic

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Note added at 22 mins (2009-02-04 21:10:30 GMT)
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Also 'bridge watchers', etc.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-bridge-watchers...

Dragan Novakovic
Local time: 22:38
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks. I think I'll put quotation marks around the term to indicate that it's rather colloquial / situation-specific.

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