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Bauern = Farmers in this context??

English translation: farmers OR farm owners

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04:37 Dec 21, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Bauern = Farmers in this context??
Little context again, I'm afraid:
The text appears in a table of financial terms:
Sozialversicherung der Bauern für Pensionen / Unfall - urgent help appreciated.

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Claire
Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:08
English translation:farmers OR farm owners
Explanation:
It's clear from even that context that farmers are meant. There's one distinction here that dictionaries don't clarify but the people in Germany definitely know. A Bauer does not mean, as the dictionary says, a peasant. A Bauer is somebody special. He owns the farm. The hired men are not Bauern. A peasant may be a very small Bauer if he owns a bit of land.
Since farmer means almost exactly the same, it is good to use.
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Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 22:08
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nafarmers OR farm ownersNancy Schmeing
nafarmers
Dr. Sahib Bleher
naFarmersSabine Cane


  

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6 mins
Farmers


Explanation:
I would say Farmers, too.

Sabine Cane
Local time: 03:08
PRO pts in pair: 66
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7 mins
farmers


Explanation:
yes, farmers or agricultural workers



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Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 03:08
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 219
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6 hrs
farmers OR farm owners


Explanation:
It's clear from even that context that farmers are meant. There's one distinction here that dictionaries don't clarify but the people in Germany definitely know. A Bauer does not mean, as the dictionary says, a peasant. A Bauer is somebody special. He owns the farm. The hired men are not Bauern. A peasant may be a very small Bauer if he owns a bit of land.
Since farmer means almost exactly the same, it is good to use.

Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 22:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 328

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