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Blackereien

English translation: toil/harassment

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German term or phrase:Plackerei
English translation:toil/harassment
Entered by: schmurr
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17:26 Jan 25, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary / 1844 book
German term or phrase: Blackereien
In his time an Arabian agent in Mepro issued the Schuetzpaesse through the desert, against the arbitrary Blackereien of individual, small desert tribes
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:36
harassment
Explanation:
there exists only "Plackerei" as "tough work", but "arbitrary" reveals a lot.
I partially retract what I wrote you about being a lucky dog!
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schmurr
Local time: 10:36
Grading comment
Thanks - makes perfect sense now. Ever tried reading Fraktur? It's very easy to mix up P and B, S and F.
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4 +2harassment
schmurr


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
harassment


Explanation:
there exists only "Plackerei" as "tough work", but "arbitrary" reveals a lot.
I partially retract what I wrote you about being a lucky dog!

schmurr
Local time: 10:36
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 161
Grading comment
Thanks - makes perfect sense now. Ever tried reading Fraktur? It's very easy to mix up P and B, S and F.

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