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Urstromtal

English translation: glacial valley, spillway

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German term or phrase:Urstromtal
English translation:glacial valley, spillway
Entered by: Poornima Iyengar
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07:58 Aug 23, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology
German term or phrase: Urstromtal
"Die Stadt (Berlin) liegt in der Niederung des Berliner Urstromtales, das von der Spree durchflossen wird."
a broad valley formed by the melting water of ice-age glaciers.
Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 21:04
glacial valley, spillway
Explanation:
Two possibilities from Muret Sanders.
Selected response from:

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 14:04
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Summary of answers provided
3ice-marginal streamway / valleyArturas Bakanauskas
naglacial valley
Poornima Iyengar
naurstromtalMike McDonald
navalley formed from ancient geological river
Dr Janine Manuel BSc BHB MBChB
naprimordial stream valley
Roland Grefer
naglacial valley, spillway
Kim Metzger


  

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6 mins
glacial valley, spillway


Explanation:
Two possibilities from Muret Sanders.


    Langenscheidt Muret-Sanders
Kim Metzger
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8 mins
primordial stream valley


Explanation:
a valley formed by a stream of melting water from the ice-age glaciers in primordial times.

Roland Grefer
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10 mins
valley formed from ancient geological river


Explanation:
may not necessarily have been a glacier I think
just a suggestion

Dr Janine Manuel BSc BHB MBChB
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32 mins
urstromtal


Explanation:
Geography books here in UK usually anglicize them to urstromtal(s)(!), sometimes using italics. They are as much a part of the English language as roches moutonnées, firn, föhn, schadenfreude, weltanschauung or realpolitik, and occur in the North German Plain and in Poland, where the rivers Weser, Elbe and Vistula now occupy their prehistoric beds.

Mike McDonald
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12 hrs
glacial valley


Explanation:
According to me the sentence would read as follows:
The city (Berlin) lies in the depression (low lying areas) of the glacial valley of Berlin, flowing through the river-lake system (lowland river) of Spree.
HTH
-Poornima

Poornima Iyengar
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4074 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
ice-marginal streamway / valley


Explanation:
While streamway does not sound the most appropriate, it does occur regularly and should be mentioned here as an alternative, as it is not one a person could guess. I prefer valley, which is generally more common that streamway in searches.

Arturas Bakanauskas
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