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English translation: buffer-zone

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06:23 Oct 3, 2000
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: spergebied
in 1943 werd Rotterdam een spergebied, wat scherpe controles inhield en een levensbedreiging voor Joden zonder papieren...
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Local time: 02:15
English translation:buffer-zone
Explanation:
'sperboom' means 'barrier' or 'bar', which means that, in war-time, everyone would be stopped and checked, having to produce identification papers etc., so as to stop 'illegal' immigration in the area.
A 'buffer' is 'a device that protects against or reduces the effect of an impact'.
A 'buffer zone' would therefore be an area which would act as a buffer, i.e. would protect against intrusion by 'unwanted elements'.
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anne fifield
Local time: 01:15
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Thanks, indeed correct within context.
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nabuffer-zoneanne fifield
na...Rotterdam became a BARRED ZONE
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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...Rotterdam became a BARRED ZONE


Explanation:
spergebied = a 'barred zone'

In 1943 Rotterdam became a barred zone, which implied ...

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Evert DELOOF-SYS
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buffer-zone


Explanation:
'sperboom' means 'barrier' or 'bar', which means that, in war-time, everyone would be stopped and checked, having to produce identification papers etc., so as to stop 'illegal' immigration in the area.
A 'buffer' is 'a device that protects against or reduces the effect of an impact'.
A 'buffer zone' would therefore be an area which would act as a buffer, i.e. would protect against intrusion by 'unwanted elements'.


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anne fifield
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Thanks, indeed correct within context.
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