01:40 Sep 13, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Säuredämpfen
from a chemical part of a brochure

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naSee below
Randi Stenstrop
naAcidic vapours
Iain Purvis
naacid vapours
Anita Millar (X)



4 mins
acid vapours

Without context, this seems to be the most obvious answer.
Good luck!

Anita Millar (X)
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Acidic vapours

Might be spelt without the u in US English ;-)

Regards, Iain

Iain Purvis
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See below

First of all: I'm not a chemistry expert - but

I understand acid as an adjective to mean "consisting of acid", while I understand "acidic" to mean "containing acid".

I'm not qwite sure whether "Säuredämpfe" covers both.

Whether yuu should use the singular or the plural form of "vapour" would depend on the context.

If the meaning is "consisting af acid", I would say "acid fumes" in a less scientific context.

Good luck!

Randi Stenstrop
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