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Ober- und Unterböden

English translation: topsoil and subsoil


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German term or phrase:Ober- und Unterböden
English translation:topsoil and subsoil
Entered by: sylvie malich
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14:17 Mar 27, 2004
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German term or phrase: Ober- und Unterböden
Bei sehr hohen Überdeckungen ist es möglich, natürliche *Ober- und Unterböden* auf einer Dränschicht einzubauen.

I gather this has to do with a classification of soil(?)
Perhaps substrata for Unterböden... just guessing.
sylvie malich
Local time: 07:30
topsoil and subsoil
Oberboden is topsoil, Unterboden is subsoil
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Kim Metzger
Local time: 00:30
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Thanks, Kim Metzger.
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4 +3topsoil and subsoil
Kim Metzger



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Ober- und Unterböden
topsoil and subsoil

Oberboden is topsoil, Unterboden is subsoil

Kim Metzger
Local time: 00:30
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Thanks, Kim Metzger.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Judith Lang
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agree  Deborah Shannon: agree with using the singular form, too
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agree  Mario Marcolin
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