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08:30 May 28, 2001
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: otters
They use a specialised fishing technique - otters fish for them. The otters are trained to chase the fish into the nets. Once the day's catch is netted, the otters get their reward.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1vydra/vydry
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naвыдрыartyan
naВЫДРЫ
NatSkvor
naвыдры
Rusinterp


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +1
vydra/vydry


Explanation:
otter = vydra
otters = vydry

Ref.: New English-Russian Dictionary ed. by M.A. O'Brien

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 10:42
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish

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agree  Kirill Semenov
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12 mins
ВЫДРЫ


Explanation:
Sounds like they use trained animals to help them with fishing:
Они используют особую технику рыбной ловли - рыбу за них ловят выдры. Выдры научены загонять рыбу в сети. Как только дневной улов пойман, выдры получают награду.
You can see the picture of an otter here:
http://parks.karelia.ru/paanajarvi/rus/ffpi7.html

Hope this helps!
And otters fishing for man is really interesting thing!


    English-Russian Dictionary by V.K.Muller
NatSkvor
Russian Federation
Local time: 12:42
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian

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Rusinterp: Clear and to the point
8 hrs
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8 hrs
выдры


Explanation:
выдра - лат. (Lutra)

Rusinterp
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 65
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13 hrs
выдры


Explanation:

Otters are aquatic furbearing mammals, which feed on fish. In your context, they are specially trained to help people. Therefore, I would say "vydry" or, even better, "trenirovannye vydry".

Regards,

Artyan


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artyan
United States
Local time: 01:42
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 239
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