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Gerümpel

English translation: junk / garbage

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16:33 Jan 22, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
German term or phrase: Gerümpel
A Factory inspector reports: "Das Geruempel in der Naehe des xxx Gelaendes faellt negative auf."
Jon Fedler
Local time: 00:13
English translation:junk / garbage
Explanation:
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ntext
United States
Local time: 16:13
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1junk / garbage
ntext
4 +1junk
Iris Schlagheck-Weber
4 +1litter
xxxIanW
3 +1mess
Agnieszka Hayward


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Geruempel
litter


Explanation:
Pretty sure that "litter" is meant here.

xxxIanW
Local time: 23:13
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 54

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mag. Sabine Senn
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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
junk


Explanation:
...would be my guess

Iris Schlagheck-Weber
Local time: 23:13
Native speaker of: German

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cilian O'Tuama: I'd say so too, as litter to me suggests paper more than anything else, and this includes old pieces of machinery/cables etc. too
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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Geruempel
junk / garbage


Explanation:
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ntext
United States
Local time: 16:13
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 79

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  silvia glatzhofer
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
mess


Explanation:
yes, Geruempel usually means 'junk', but in such a report might indicate just untidiness

HTH

Agnieszka Hayward
Poland
Local time: 23:13
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  redfox
1 day 12 hrs
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