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German term or phrase:Ob
English translation:the Ob
Entered by: Vidmantas Stilius
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16:08 May 31, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Ob
A river? Which? "Diese umfasse die Europäer (ohne Lappen und Finnen), die westlichen Asiaten diesseits des Ob, des kaspischen Meeres und des Ganges, nebst den Nordafrikanern." TIA
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Local time: 10:49
the Ob
Explanation:
Ob River, «ahb or awb or ohb,» is one of the chief rivers of Russia in Asia. It rises in the Altai Mountains of western Siberia and flows northwest for 2,268 miles (3,650 kilometers) before it empties into the Kara Sea through the Gulf of Ob (Obskaya Guba). The river drains about 1,130,000 square miles (2,930,000 square kilometers).
The navigable waterways of the Ob and its tributaries total about 19,000 miles (30,600 kilometers). The lower part of the river is 2 to 4 miles (3 to 6 kilometers) wide, while the estuary averages about 35 miles (55 kilometers) in width. It is blocked with ice from October to June. In summer, the Ob River is an important water route for shipping grain, dairy products, livestock, wool, and meat. Most of these products move to the railways for shipment to the western part of Russia, but some are exported by way of the Arctic Ocean.











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Ob


Explanation:
The Ob is a major river in Russia.


    Geography.
Erik Macki
Local time: 01:49
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 384

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the Ob


Explanation:
Ob River, «ahb or awb or ohb,» is one of the chief rivers of Russia in Asia. It rises in the Altai Mountains of western Siberia and flows northwest for 2,268 miles (3,650 kilometers) before it empties into the Kara Sea through the Gulf of Ob (Obskaya Guba). The river drains about 1,130,000 square miles (2,930,000 square kilometers).
The navigable waterways of the Ob and its tributaries total about 19,000 miles (30,600 kilometers). The lower part of the river is 2 to 4 miles (3 to 6 kilometers) wide, while the estuary averages about 35 miles (55 kilometers) in width. It is blocked with ice from October to June. In summer, the Ob River is an important water route for shipping grain, dairy products, livestock, wool, and meat. Most of these products move to the railways for shipment to the western part of Russia, but some are exported by way of the Arctic Ocean.














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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 11:49
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 154
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