Aufschlag annehmen

English translation: to receive a service

German term or phrase:Aufschlag annehmen
English translation:to receive a service
Entered by: Rachel Ward

13:46 Mar 25, 2009
German to English translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation / volleyball
German term or phrase: Aufschlag annehmen
This is from a young adult novel set in a US high school.

"Die meisten behandelte ihn mit vorsichtigem Respekt, nachdem er in der ersten Sportstunde Mike Jamis Handgelenk gebrochen hatte. Dabei war alles - nach Mikes eigener Aussage - nur ein Unfall gewesen. Er hatte versucht DuCraine's **Aufschlag anzunehmen**. Die Wucht, mit der der Ball auf seinem Arm geprallt war, hatte Mikes Handgelenk gebrochen."

Does this mean "he had tried to return his serve" or is it more like "intercept"? Thanks!
Rachel Ward
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:57
to receive a service
In exactly the same manner as in tennis...
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David Moore (X)
Local time: 10:57
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Thanks David
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4 +4to receive a service
David Moore (X)



1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
to receive a service

In exactly the same manner as in tennis...

David Moore (X)
Local time: 10:57
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 75
Grading comment
Thanks David

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jochen König
10 mins
  -> Thanks, Jochen

agree  BirgitBerlin: or "a serve"
13 mins
  -> Indeed Birgit: both are equally valid - thank you

agree  David Williams: I'd also tend towards "a serve", but I'm no Boris Becker.
24 mins
  -> Looks as if DuCraine was - even without a tennis racquet...

agree  Ingeborg Gowans (X): w/ BirgitBerlin
26 mins
  -> Thanks, Ingeborg
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