eight-of-an-inch line

08:09 Sep 28, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: eight-of-an-inch line
= Achtelzoll Leine?

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naAchtelzoll-Rohr oder Achtelzoll-Leitung
Uta Moerschell (X)
naDefinitely not Leine!
naeine achtelzoll Linie
Mats Wiman



30 mins
eine achtelzoll Linie

provided 'eight' is an 'eighth'

Leine=rope, clothes-line

Mats Wiman
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3 hrs
Definitely not Leine!

It can't be "Leine" in this context. That would be leash in English.

Yes, eighth of an inch is 1/8 inch (0.125) but that would be 3.175 milimeters in German.

Also, line could mean "Zeile" as well (e.g. if your text deals with something related to DTP or a programm like MS Word etc.)...

Therefore, if you can always use metric measurements for German translations unless your client/style guide or whatever tells you not to.

To make a long story short, I'd say:

3,18 mm breite Linie (if it's a physical line you can see and touch)

or maybe

3,18 mm breiter Zeilenabstand (for DTP etc.)

I guess the first will be more appropriate. Please notice the comma in "3,18 mm".

In general, you should provide more context, say what you're working on etc.

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Achtelzoll-Rohr oder Achtelzoll-Leitung

Note: in Germany, piping is generally referenced with a nominal Diameter, 1/8" corresponds most closely to DN3 (Durchmesser nominal 3mm), but German and american or british piping is not exactly the same. Best would be to find out the piping standard and reference it (e.g. NPT, national pipe thread for america, BST, british standard thread), if it is a specification, especially for connections to equipment.

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