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20:33 Aug 7, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: schusse
one word..have no clue what it means
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na"schuss"Gregory Charles Brent
naschussLouise Atfield
naSEE BELOWTelesforo Fernandez
na"schuss," as in skiingHeathcliff


  

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9 mins
"schuss," as in skiing


Explanation:
In French (and also in German) it means "schuss," i.e., to ski rapidly and directly down a hill. However, in both of these languages it's spelled without an "e".

In German, it also means "shot" (in the artillery or firearms sense), "kick" (as in soccer), and "shape" or "form" (as in, "to be in good (physical) shape"). For further meanings, you might ask in the German > English area.

Heathcliff
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Local time: 06:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953

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5 hrs
SEE BELOW


Explanation:
It means 'rapid fall' but it also means lumbago. So you choose the best menaing for you as per the context.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 19:05
PRO pts in pair: 216

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12 hrs
schuss


Explanation:
This comes from the German word schussfahrt "descente en ski en ligne droite". Schuss is also used as such in French and in English. According to my dictionaries : "a straight downhill run on skis" and as a verb "make a schuss". Also "descente directe qu'on effectue en utilisant la plus grande pente." and "descendre en schuss". The word seems here to be used as a verb and altered as such, maybe for third person singular? Here is a website where the word "schusse" is used in a song:

http://www.christinelavin.com/goodthing_french.html

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300

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14 hrs
"schuss"


Explanation:
Skiing
Skiing straight down the fall line, without turns or checks.
I'm not aware of an English plural. "Schüsse" is a German plural, routinely has the u-umlaut, however neither French nor English seem to use this.


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Gregory Charles Brent
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