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Murder Suicide

German translation: Mord und Selbstmord

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English term or phrase:Murder Suicide
German translation:Mord und Selbstmord
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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21:12 Feb 6, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Murder Suicide
I know it is Mord und Selbstmord, but is there a specific term that describes this (just one word???) Doing subtitles and am limited with the space, any suggestions welcome, thanks
Andrea
Mord und Selbstmord
Explanation:
As far as I know, there is no nicely succinct composite term in German, so I'd use "Mord und Selbstmord" as I found in a few references.

Cheerio,
Dierk
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Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 10:55
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Thanks for looking into it for me Dierk, it is very helpful to get feedback from others.
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naMord und Selbstmord
Dierk Seeburg


  

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1 hr
Mord und Selbstmord


Explanation:
As far as I know, there is no nicely succinct composite term in German, so I'd use "Mord und Selbstmord" as I found in a few references.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://www.vienna.at/tmh/zr/national/chronik/news-28777.asp
    Reference: http://ndrtv.de/talkshow/story/11skandale2.html
Dierk Seeburg
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Thanks for looking into it for me Dierk, it is very helpful to get feedback from others.
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13 hrs
Kamikaze


Explanation:
Collins:
1. one of a group of Japanese pilots who performed suicidal missions by crashing their aircraft, loaded with explosives, into an enemy target
2. undertaking an action in the knowledge that it will result in the death of the person performing it in order that maximum damage may be inflicted on an enemy
3. extremely foolhardy and possibly self-defeating
-> kamikaze attack
-> Kamikazeaktion

hope that this is what you're looking for.


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