English translation: federal association of German chimney sweeps
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10:01 Oct 24, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / trade description
German term or phrase:Schornsteinfeger
What I'm specifically looking for is an adequate translation of 'Bundesverband des Schornsteinfegerhandwerks'. This is in relation to German regulations on waste gas emissions and the like. Can anyone tell me what the modern equivalent of the German trade 'Schornsteinfeger' is? Surely when modern heating systems are concerned the term 'chimney sweep' is redundant.
Explanation: Nothing at all to say an inspector cannot sweep a chimney; but the use of "chimney sweep" in this connection is really a little absurd, when you think about it - even if it is a direct translation.
I always tend to think of Charles Kingsley's classic - and I think many others will too...
David Moore Local time: 10:49 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 670