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16:49 Oct 29, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: map key
how do i write the word for a key that would be put on a map?
kathryn ford
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1LegendeRahel Elmer Reger
4 +1Legende zur KarteJEMC
4 +1(Land-) Kartenschlüssel
Hans-Henning Judek
4der Maßstab / die Legende ??Ulrike Lieder


  

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der Maßstab / die Legende ??


Explanation:
I really am not sure that I understand your question - do you mean the scale at the bottom of a map (i.e. 1 in = nn miles)? That would be "Maßstab" in German.

Often you aqlso find explanations for the symbols used on a map. That's called legend in English, Legende in German.





Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 10:25
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
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20 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
(Land-) Kartenschlüssel


Explanation:
This would be the direct translation, but what is a "key" to be put on a map? I have no idea what that could be. Please explain.

Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 03:25
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 397

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agree  JózsefÁrpád Bende
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Legende zur Karte


Explanation:
key = Legende
map = Karte/ Plan

JEMC
Local time: 19:25

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agree  xxxsabmarina
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13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Legende


Explanation:
You are looking for the word legend or Legende in German, the table with explanations of all the symbols used on the map.

Rahel Elmer Reger
United States
Local time: 13:25
PRO pts in pair: 8

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agree  Gerhard Hofmann: Map key ist einfach Legende.
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