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German translation: Falke / Turmfalke / Jagdfalke

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English term or phrase:hawk
German translation:Falke / Turmfalke / Jagdfalke
Entered by: Alexander Schleber
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01:18 Sep 5, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: hawk
hawk (in this case the bird) usually translated "Falke"
I was just wondering if somebody ever heard of the word "hawk" being translated "Adler" in German? Is there a special kind of hawk that would translate Adler?
Nicole Worbis
Local time: 16:46
Falke / Turmfalke / Jagdfalke
Explanation:
No, it seems impoissible to translate "hawk" as "Adler" except by mistake. They are a different genus of birds of prey. Even if hawk is used as a political term, it is still translated as "Falke".

HTH
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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 16:46
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Thanks a lot! Thanks also to the other contributors.
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Habichtsadler
Sandra Pontow
naFalke / Turmfalke / Jagdfalke
Alexander Schleber
navery big difference in sizemckinnc


  

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12 mins
very big difference in size


Explanation:
Just a general comment about hawks and eagles: hawks can be tiny, eagles are always large birds. A golden eagle for example can grab a small dog or lamb. A peregrine falcon (a hawk) is more likely to catch a field mouse.

mckinnc
Local time: 16:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8
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24 mins
Falke / Turmfalke / Jagdfalke


Explanation:
No, it seems impoissible to translate "hawk" as "Adler" except by mistake. They are a different genus of birds of prey. Even if hawk is used as a political term, it is still translated as "Falke".

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 16:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1466
Grading comment
Thanks a lot! Thanks also to the other contributors.
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29 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Habichtsadler


Explanation:
I do agree with the others, but there is an eagle called "Habichtsadler" and a Habicht is a smaller bird of prey. Check out the reference below if you like.

Hope it helps.


    Reference: http://www.mumm.ac.be/cgi-bin/serge/bird_search_en.pl
Sandra Pontow
Local time: 16:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mckinnc: yes but that's because "habicht" also means hawk, so it's in between the two
14 mins

agree  Roland Grefer: I agree with Colin
1 day 18 hrs
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