FLYVERESSER

English translation: Flying aces

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Danish term or phrase:Flyveresser
English translation:Flying aces

12:30 Aug 22, 2001
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Danish term or phrase: FLYVERESSER
Die Deutsche Luftwaffe havde også sine elitepiloter - FLYVERESSER - og blandt dem XXXXX som skulle være en af basens bedste JU-88 piloter.

Could flyveresser be a mixed Danish/German word?

Any help appreciated.
lone (X)
Canada
Local time: 03:30
flying aces
Explanation:
sounds familiar.
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Marianne (X)
Belgium
Local time: 09:30
Grading comment
Thanks to both of you. I had to give credit to Marianne because she gave me the answer first, although Mads gave a perfect explanation. Too bad the points cannot be split.
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na +2flying aces
Marianne (X)
naComment
Randi Stenstrop
naFlying aces
Mads Grøftehauge


  

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7 mins peer agreement (net): +2
flying aces


Explanation:
sounds familiar.


    own experience
Marianne (X)
Belgium
Local time: 09:30
Native speaker of: Swedish
PRO pts in pair: 34
Grading comment
Thanks to both of you. I had to give credit to Marianne because she gave me the answer first, although Mads gave a perfect explanation. Too bad the points cannot be split.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman
1 min

agree  Mads Grøftehauge: THis came in while I was responding
12 mins
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19 mins
Flying aces


Explanation:
An ace flyer is referred to as an ace or flying ace (stress on first word). It's a regular enough term, and I think it may have come from English into Danish.
Webster's has
Ace (-n.) ... 5. "A fighter pilot credited with destroying a prescibed number or more of enemy aircraft, usually five,in flight"


    Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionay
Mads Grøftehauge
Local time: 09:30
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 116
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43 mins
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Explanation:
Flying aces has a nice ring to it, but since I had never heard it before, I was curious and made a Google search for the term, which elicited lots of hits, all of which seemed to have something to do with technology. So I searched for World War Two Flying Aces - NO hits! This certainly isn't proof that the term doesn't exist - but I found a Fighter Pilot "Ace" list at http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/aces.html. - Just thought I would mention this.

Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 09:30
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 278
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