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non-military middle classes

German translation: die unmilitärische Mittelklasse

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10:57 Mar 17, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: non-military middle classes
To someone like Dickens, a member of what Orwell shrewdly calls the "non-military middle classes", ...

Wer und was ist gemeint mit "non-military middle classes" ?
Stephan
German translation:die unmilitärische Mittelklasse
Explanation:
If you do not belong to the military, that does not necessarily mean that you are un-military, i.e. military-minded. I think Orwell meant the stance of the class, not the fact of belonging.
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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 03:45
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Thank you. That was the kind of answer I was looking for.
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Summary of answers provided
naNicht MilitärmittelstandxxxYve
na"der unmilitärische Mittelstand"
Vesna Zivcic
nadie unmilitärische Mittelklasse
Alexander Schleber
nanicht dem Militär angehörende Mittelklasse
Andy Lemminger


  

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28 mins
nicht dem Militär angehörende Mittelklasse


Explanation:
middle class is Mittelklasse and non-military means that they are not employed by the military


    own experience
Andy Lemminger
Canada
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2 hrs
die unmilitärische Mittelklasse


Explanation:
If you do not belong to the military, that does not necessarily mean that you are un-military, i.e. military-minded. I think Orwell meant the stance of the class, not the fact of belonging.


    Having read 1984 etc.
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
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PRO pts in pair: 1466
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Thank you. That was the kind of answer I was looking for.
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3 hrs
"der unmilitärische Mittelstand"


Explanation:
middle classes - der Mittelstand
middle classes - das Bürgertum



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Vesna Zivcic
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6 hrs
Nicht Militärmittelstand


Explanation:
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