swathe

German translation: Verknüpfung???

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00:53 Jan 27, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: swathe
vast swathe of the planet's population

gewaltige...der Erdbevölkerung?
losher
German translation:Verknüpfung???
Explanation:
Swathe is normally something like 'wickeln, einwickeln, verbinden, bandagieren', I have a feeling this might mean the immense population being all connected or bound together.

Not 100% sure, but it makes more sense then just using 'number'.
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Andrea McNamara
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nagroße Teile der...
ruebaer
naBandbreite
Alexander Schleber
naVerknüpfung???
Andrea McNamara


  

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Verknüpfung???


Explanation:
Swathe is normally something like 'wickeln, einwickeln, verbinden, bandagieren', I have a feeling this might mean the immense population being all connected or bound together.

Not 100% sure, but it makes more sense then just using 'number'.


    Collins Dictionary & Thesaurus
Andrea McNamara
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2 hrs
Bandbreite


Explanation:
to swathe = einhüllen.
a swathe = broad band = breiter Streifen.
This doesn't serve your purpose, since Erdbevölkerung is not an objekt.
Bandbreite tarnslates as "range", which is what I think is meant in your sample.


    Oxford Duden
Alexander Schleber
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4 hrs
große Teile der...


Explanation:
can't think of a way to render the image of 'swath' (variant spelling: swathe) in German; 'große Teile' renders the idea, however.


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ruebaer
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