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English translation: cubbyhole

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German term or phrase:Kammer
English translation:cubbyhole
Entered by: Thomas Bollmann
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13:34 Jun 25, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: Kammer
Bavarian account of a prisoner's personal belongings kept in the "Kammer". Equals "store room" or could this term also be used for the prison cell ?
Veronika Koeper-Saul
Local time: 17:07
cubbyhole
Explanation:
It could be a cubbyhole as well
Selected response from:

Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 18:07
Grading comment
This answer at least goes beyond what any dictionary says. It also agrees with what I recently saw on a TV programme about German prisons. I had however hoped for references (websites).
1 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1store roomMartina Ley
nacubbyhole
Thomas Bollmann
na -1Chamber or ParlourPrishtina


  

Answers


6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
store room


Explanation:
No, prison cell is not equal to "Kammer" - says one German native speaker.

Martina Ley
Local time: 18:07
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
PRO pts in pair: 94

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gunsou
1 hr
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36 mins
cubbyhole


Explanation:
It could be a cubbyhole as well


    experience
Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 18:07
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 92
Grading comment
This answer at least goes beyond what any dictionary says. It also agrees with what I recently saw on a TV programme about German prisons. I had however hoped for references (websites).
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5 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
Chamber or Parlour


Explanation:
Kammer can be also translated as Chamber or in the example here as Parlour...

Personal belongings of the prisoner were kept in the jail's parlour!

Ciao!:)

Prishtina

Prishtina
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Kim Metzger: Jails don't have parlours. Personal belongings are not kept in chambers.
2930 days
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