09:13 Aug 9, 2018
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English to German translations [PRO]
Marketing - Tourism & Travel
English term or phrase: pounding
Unlike other Dutch cities, this town’s pavements are made for pounding, not pottering.

Es handelt sich um einen Text über Rotterdam. To potter bedeutet wohl "herumschlendern", doch ich verstehe nicht, was der Satz über Rotterdam aussagen soll - was macht man denn dort auf den Gehsteigen, wenn nicht herumschlendern?

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Tanja Wohlgemuth
Local time: 21:06

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Viktoria Kitsun
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Dhananjay Rau

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Ich denke, es geht in diesem Fall um "geschäftiges Treiben". Rotterdam ist eine Hafen- bzw. Industriestadt. Außerdem ist es ein perfekter Ort für Jobsuchende. In Rotterdam gibt es Möglichkeiten zum Flanieren (sogar ganz nette), aber die Stadt ist für entspannte Erholung/einen Urlaub weniger gedacht.

Hier sind einige Links, zu "pond the pavement". Vieles deutet auf die Jobsuchenden, geschäftiges Treiben etc. hin


Viktoria Kitsun
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Reference: pounding

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Rotterdam is a very busy commercial city, with most people walking with intent. Maybe that is what is implied.

Dhananjay Rau
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agree  Armorel Young: "walking with intent" is a good phrase, and a good contrast to "pottering" which may have no particular aim in mind.
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agree  Edith Kelly
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