English translation: shootout / shooting

German term or phrase:Ballerei
English translation:shootout / shooting
Entered by: Natalie Wilcock (X)

07:25 Jun 14, 2005
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Journalism
German term or phrase: Ballerei
Bei der Flucht hatten sich die Verdächtigen offensichtlich eine heftige Schießerei mit der Polizei geliefert. Davon zeugten am Morgen Einschusslöcher in Autos und Häusern. In einem Fall hatte eine Kugel eine Fensterscheibe unmittelbar über einem Kinderbett durchschlagen, berichteten Augenzeugen. "Das war eine richtig wilde Ballerei. Das hat richtig lange gedauert", sagte eine geschockte Anwohnerin.

Jianming Sun
Local time: 06:25
shootout / shooting
Colloquial for shootout / shooting (langenscheidt e-dictionary)
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Natalie Wilcock (X)
Local time: 23:25
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4 +7shootout / shooting
Natalie Wilcock (X)
3shoot out
Melanie Nassar



4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
shootout / shooting

Colloquial for shootout / shooting (langenscheidt e-dictionary)

Natalie Wilcock (X)
Local time: 23:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 8
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agree  BrigitteHilgner: My spontaneous idea, too.
0 min
  -> Thanks Brigitte.

agree  gfish
10 mins
  -> Thanks a lot.

agree  Ingo Dierkschnieder
24 mins
  -> Thank you Ingo.

agree  Ian M-H (X): ...and maybe "gunfight" for "Schießerei", to avoid repetition [ the "Ballerei" is "wild", the "Schießerei" 'only' "heftig" ;-) ]
40 mins
  -> Good suggestion, Ian.

agree  Laura Terrett
50 mins
  -> Thanks, Laura.

agree  silfilla: with Ian
2 hrs
  -> Thanks silfilla. :-)

agree  Susanne Rindlisbacher
14 hrs
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
shoot out

Except you'll probably already use shoot out for Schießerei. It's the same thing.

Melanie Nassar
United States
Local time: 00:25
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
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