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English translation: shipping

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14:31 Feb 23, 2006
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Swedish term or phrase: skeppning
"Shipping" does not, of course, necessarily mean by boat.
My question is does skeppning always mean sending by boat or can it in a goods transportation context include other means of transport?
According to the dictionary it can in ordinary Swedish, e.g. att skeppa turisterna med buss till Småland.
xxxE2efour
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:12
English translation:shipping
Explanation:
Although not a common word, "skeppning" can be used in roughly the same sense as its English counterpart. It is mostly used for delivery of larger units from a factory.

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Note added at 2006-02-23 14:38:47 (GMT)
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Your example with the bus is, however, not good usage.
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asptech
Local time: 07:12
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shipping


Explanation:
Although not a common word, "skeppning" can be used in roughly the same sense as its English counterpart. It is mostly used for delivery of larger units from a factory.

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Note added at 2006-02-23 14:38:47 (GMT)
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Your example with the bus is, however, not good usage.

asptech
Local time: 07:12
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 23
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for confirming that it is used (by some at least) without reference to water. The skeppa turisterna example, by the way, comes from an impeccable source (Stora Svenska Ordboken).


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