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einen besonderen Platz einnehmen

English translation: to merit special status

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German term or phrase:einen besonderen Platz einnehmen
English translation:to merit special status
Entered by: Deborah Shannon
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06:47 Jan 31, 2001
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German term or phrase: einen besonderen Platz einnehmen
Kupfer, Messing und Bronze sind seit Jahrtausenden bewährte, ökologische Werkstoffe. Dabei nimmt Messing einen besonderen Platz ein, weil es nicht nur ein vielseitiger, sondern gleichzeitig auch ein preiswerter Werkstoff ist.
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Julie Neill
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merits special status
just my suggestion!
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naplays a particularily (especially) important role
John Speese
naWhereas brass stands especially out,
Elinor Thomas
nawith brass being in the limelight
Elisa Capelão
namerits special status
Deborah Shannon



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merits special status

just my suggestion!

Deborah Shannon
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with brass being in the limelight

that is my suggestion.


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Elisa Capelão
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Whereas brass stands especially out,

because it is not only...

Good luck! :)

Elinor Thomas
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plays a particularily (especially) important role

Copper, brass, and iron are ecological raw materials that have stood the test of millenia. Of the three, brass plays an especially important role, as it is not only a multi-purpose, but also an economically feasible raw material as well.

Ecological is a word that is missused in practically every language. Ecology (adjective: ecological) is the branch of biology that deals with how organisms adapt to and live in their environment. It implies no value judgment, ie. good or bad for the environment. Is ecological really what they mean here, or do they mean ecologically or environmentally friendly (umweltfreundlich)? I don't know just from this one sentence.

John Speese

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May 16, 2005 - Changes made by Deborah Shannon:
Field (specific)(none) » Manufacturing

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