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12 en een half, 25 en 40-jarig huwelijk

English translation: nickel, silver and ruby wedding anniversary

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Dutch term or phrase:12 en een half, 25 en 40-jarig huwelijk
English translation:nickel, silver and ruby wedding anniversary
Entered by: Sven Petersson
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20:42 Oct 26, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: 12 en een half, 25 en 40-jarig huwelijk
Context:

I'm currently working on translating a social plan. This particular term refers to an employee's right to continued payment in the event of temporary absenteeism.

Is there an English equivalent for these terms? I have come across paper and diamond wedding anniversaries before...

Many thanks for your help - KudoZ points will be awarded asap.

Pikey
Anne Key
Local time: 14:01
nickel, silver and ruby wedding anniversary
Explanation:
nickel<12.5
silver<25
ruby<40
Selected response from:

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 15:01
Grading comment
Even though Anja came up with a very good reference, I decided to award the points to Sven (and his wife), as they were the first to provide a complete answer to all three wedding anniversaries.
Many thanks to everyone for their help!
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naJust a commentAnja Lodge
nanickel, silver and ruby wedding anniversary
Sven Petersson
nanickel, silver and ruby wedding anniversary
Sven Petersson
nacopperElisabeth Koudys
naThere's nothing equivalent of 12-1/2Anja Lodge


  

Answers


29 mins
There's nothing equivalent of 12-1/2


Explanation:
but 25 is silver and 40 is ruby. See website url below.


    Reference: http://www.headhouseemporium.com/anniversary_gift_guide.asp
Anja Lodge
PRO pts in pair: 48
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50 mins
copper


Explanation:
I believe 12 1/2 year married is copper (as far as I know)

Elisabeth Koudys
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1 hr
nickel, silver and ruby wedding anniversary


Explanation:
nickel<12.5
silver<25
ruby<40


    My wife.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 15:01
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 346
Grading comment
Even though Anja came up with a very good reference, I decided to award the points to Sven (and his wife), as they were the first to provide a complete answer to all three wedding anniversaries.
Many thanks to everyone for their help!
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1 day 15 hrs
nickel, silver and ruby wedding anniversary


Explanation:
nickel=>12 1/2

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 15:01
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 346
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3 days 9 hrs
Just a comment


Explanation:
Sven's answer may have been complete, but in my opinion wrong. As far as I know, the Netherlands is the only country in the world where 12-1/2 years of wedded bliss is celebrated and in Dutch it's your "copper" (koperen) anniversary, not nickel. I do know what I'm talking about in this case, because my husband and I celebrated this anniversary in the US and people where absolutely amazed and delighted!

Anja Lodge
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