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Bettischplatte

English translation: over-the-bed table

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14:17 Aug 30, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Bettischplatte
This is from a cabinetmaker's brochure. Description of a Nachttisch (night table I assume).

It says the night table is 'ohne Bettischplatte', mit 2 Tuerenm, einem Einlegeboden, einem offenem Fach und einer Schublade. Oberplatte mit Schichtstoff HPL 8 mm beschichtet. Kanten der Oberplatte mit abgerundetem Massivholzanleimer. Schublade und Tueren mit beschichteten Stahlbuegelgriffen.
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 05:28
English translation:over-the-bed table
Explanation:
Google search. Looked under Bettischplatte and bed table and voila!
It's used often in hospitals so you can drink your beer while convalescing.
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 22:28
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2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1table topWilliam Meyer
na +1night stand top
Roland Grefer
naover-the-bed table
Kim Metzger


  

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30 mins peer agreement (net): +1
table top


Explanation:
tischplatte is, of course, a table top. I understand your difficulty with bettischplatte. Can you verify the spelling?

William Meyer

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer: Die neue Rechtschreibung hat in diesen Fällen das 3. "t" eliminiert. Man gewöhnt sich an Allem, auch am Dativ ...
1 hr
  -> Ach! Mann wird so schnell alt!
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1 hr
over-the-bed table


Explanation:
Google search. Looked under Bettischplatte and bed table and voila!
It's used often in hospitals so you can drink your beer while convalescing.


    Cabinetmaker
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 22:28
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1568

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trudy Peters

disagree  Roland Grefer: not likely; hospital over-the-bed tables are NOT made out of wood, in an effort to make it easier to keep them sterile.
54 mins
  -> I didn't say it was a hospital table.
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
night stand top


Explanation:
they are selling a night stand without a top. It only has a thin board on top that can be used to attach a finished night stand top to it, thus allowing one to match a whole set; probably geared towards furniture manufacturers or stores which would like to supplement their existing serieses.

Roland Grefer
Local time: 23:28
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  shaun samson
11 hrs
  -> thank you
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