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German translation: Maschinengewehr

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English term or phrase:machine gun
German translation:Maschinengewehr
Entered by: Katrin Zinsmeister
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20:51 Jul 14, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: machine gun
Heckler and Koch produce German Machine guns.

something like Strumgher???
kevin
Maschinengewehre
Explanation:
If you check Heckler and Koch's homepages you will find that they translate

Maschinengewehre = machine guns
Maschinenpistolen = submachine

See:

http://www.heckler-koch.de/html/german/behoerden/03_rifles/0...

http://www.heckler-koch.de/html/english/behoerden/03_rifles/...


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Katrin Zinsmeister
Local time: 08:55
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Maschinengewehre
Katrin Zinsmeister
na +1Maschinengewehr(e)Kevin Fulton
na -1Sturmgewehr
Mats Wiman


  

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18 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Maschinengewehr(e)


Explanation:
Maschinengewehre is the plural form. Actually, I believe what they produce are light automatic weapons, such as the H-K 5, which are better called "Maschinenpistolen."


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Kevin Fulton
United States
Local time: 06:55
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agree  Gunsou
15 hrs
  -> I agree w/ Anjin: "Sturmgewehr" is best rendered "assault rifle"
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24 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Sturmgewehr


Explanation:
is the word you are looking for
Literally it means 'storming rifle'

The generic word is 'Maschinengewehr'


    Reserve officer with 13 yrs in Germany+Cassell's eng-deu dictionary
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 12:55
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 711

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Gunsou: "machine gun" = "Maschinengewehr", "Sturmgewehr" = "assault rifle"
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26 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Maschinengewehre


Explanation:
If you check Heckler and Koch's homepages you will find that they translate

Maschinengewehre = machine guns
Maschinenpistolen = submachine

See:

http://www.heckler-koch.de/html/german/behoerden/03_rifles/0...

http://www.heckler-koch.de/html/english/behoerden/03_rifles/...




Katrin Zinsmeister
Local time: 08:55
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 95
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agree  ambittles

agree  Gunsou
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