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English term or phrase:em dash
German translation:Em-Strich
Entered by: Dan McCrosky
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01:38 Jan 3, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: mdash
food— walls&mdash
Is it a new version of "etc."? Or what?
Klara Hurkova
Local time: 06:20
?? Ceviertstrich oder Em-Strich ??
Explanation:
I have seen similar strange looking things before. They usually occur when trying to display characters or symbols that your computer isn't set up to display. An "Em-Strich" is a dash with the width of the letter "M" which is the widest letter in the alphabet. Perhaps your computer is trying to tell you that there should be an extra long dash after the "&". Or perhaps the combination of "&" and "mdash" means some other symbol entirely. There are some other different lengths for spaces and hyphens or dashes too. The "ProZ" display system is not the same as the German characters and symbols on my computer with MS-WORD, so it will not do any good to try to show the differing lengths here. You can find them under "symbols" in the "insert" menu of MS-WORD or I could send them to you as a MS-WORD attachment to an email. Here are the translations without the visuals:

no space = keine Leertaste
¼ Em-Abstand = ¼ em space (slightly shorter than a normal space)
normal space = Leertaste
hyphen = Bindestrich (slightly longer than a normal space)
En-Abstand = en space ≈ lowercase "n"
Gedankenstrich = En-Strich ≈ en dash ≈ lowercase "n"
uppercase "M" (on my computer with MS-WORD, this is appears to be slightly smaller then the following two)
Ceviertstrich = Em-Strich ≈ em dash ≈ uppercase "M"
Em-Abstand = em space ≈ uppercase "M"

HTH - Dan
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 06:20
Grading comment
Thank you for your long and helpful answer.
Klara
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nam-StrichUlrike Lieder
naMy answer above is a fine example of the problemDan McCrosky
na?? Ceviertstrich oder Em-Strich ??Dan McCrosky
naKartofelpuereeSabine Cane


  

Answers


1 hr
Kartofelpueree


Explanation:
I think it's a typing error and should read: mash

Walls & mash would be 'Walls' (brand name) Wuerstchen und Kartoffelpueree

hope it helps

Sabine Cane
Local time: 05:20
PRO pts in pair: 84
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3 hrs
?? Ceviertstrich oder Em-Strich ??


Explanation:
I have seen similar strange looking things before. They usually occur when trying to display characters or symbols that your computer isn't set up to display. An "Em-Strich" is a dash with the width of the letter "M" which is the widest letter in the alphabet. Perhaps your computer is trying to tell you that there should be an extra long dash after the "&". Or perhaps the combination of "&" and "mdash" means some other symbol entirely. There are some other different lengths for spaces and hyphens or dashes too. The "ProZ" display system is not the same as the German characters and symbols on my computer with MS-WORD, so it will not do any good to try to show the differing lengths here. You can find them under "symbols" in the "insert" menu of MS-WORD or I could send them to you as a MS-WORD attachment to an email. Here are the translations without the visuals:

no space = keine Leertaste
¼ Em-Abstand = ¼ em space (slightly shorter than a normal space)
normal space = Leertaste
hyphen = Bindestrich (slightly longer than a normal space)
En-Abstand = en space ≈ lowercase "n"
Gedankenstrich = En-Strich ≈ en dash ≈ lowercase "n"
uppercase "M" (on my computer with MS-WORD, this is appears to be slightly smaller then the following two)
Ceviertstrich = Em-Strich ≈ em dash ≈ uppercase "M"
Em-Abstand = em space ≈ uppercase "M"

HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 06:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390
Grading comment
Thank you for your long and helpful answer.
Klara
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3 hrs
My answer above is a fine example of the problem


Explanation:
The " ≈ " in my answer above was sent off from here as the symbol meaning "approximately". Your "&mdash" might be some other symbol.

Dan McCrosky
Local time: 06:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 390
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6 hrs
m-Strich


Explanation:
IT's an improperly converted HTML code for an m dash. The HTML code for the ampersand, for instance, is "&", the HTML code for an umlauted a is "¨", etc.
See www.le.ac.uk/cc/ltg/ipstuff/specialchars.html
for more information.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:20
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
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