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English translation: bulkheads

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German term or phrase:Schotten
English translation:bulkheads
Entered by: Johanna Timm, PhD
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20:26 Nov 20, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Schotten
Beim kleinsten Streit macht er die Schotten dicht.
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Explanation:
Literally:He is closing the bulkheads
(Schotte: bulkhead/ watertight doors on a ship)
Figuratively: he is closing up, there is no use in trying to argue with him. he will not listen.
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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 05:19
Grading comment
Thanks Johanna!!
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Explanation:
Literally:He is closing the bulkheads
(Schotte: bulkhead/ watertight doors on a ship)
Figuratively: he is closing up, there is no use in trying to argue with him. he will not listen.

Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 05:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7302
Grading comment
Thanks Johanna!!

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