5,3 %o Säure

English translation: pro mille

02:48 Apr 7, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / wine descriptions
German term or phrase: 5,3 %o Säure
Hello,
The text concerns wines, and the percentage of acidity. However, I don't recognize the "o", which at first I took to be a mistake. Can an expert with a chemistry background help me?
Thank you in advance.
Robin
Robin Jackson
Local time: 22:56
English translation:pro mille
Explanation:
wait for the experts, but this is a common notation in German for per thousands as opposed to per hundreds; blood alcohol levels (drunk drivers) are measured with this unit

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Note added at 35 mins (2005-04-07 03:24:10 GMT)
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Here\'s the previous KudoZ

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/808934

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Note added at 38 mins (2005-04-07 03:27:06 GMT)
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and no -e in English
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Terry Gilman
Germany
Local time: 05:56
Grading comment
Thank you, Terry! Great answer! This helped me a lot.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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3 +6pro mille
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5,3 %o Säure: the significance of the
pro mille


Explanation:
wait for the experts, but this is a common notation in German for per thousands as opposed to per hundreds; blood alcohol levels (drunk drivers) are measured with this unit

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Note added at 35 mins (2005-04-07 03:24:10 GMT)
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Here\'s the previous KudoZ

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/808934

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Note added at 38 mins (2005-04-07 03:27:06 GMT)
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and no -e in English

Terry Gilman
Germany
Local time: 05:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you, Terry! Great answer! This helped me a lot.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Colin Newberry: IOW 0.53%
2 hrs

agree  Mustafa Er (BSc MA): -
2 hrs

agree  Tatjana Dujmic
3 hrs

agree  MMUlr
3 hrs

agree  Ingo Dierkschnieder
4 hrs

agree  Ken Cox: o/oo is also used in English, but it's rare
5 hrs
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