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lhre zerklufteten berge sind atemberaubend.

English translation: Its jagged mountain range is breath-taking

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German term or phrase:lhre zerklufteten berge sind atemberaubend.
English translation:Its jagged mountain range is breath-taking
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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12:12 Aug 31, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: lhre zerklufteten berge sind atemberaubend.
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michael linfield
Its jagged mountain range is breath-taking
Explanation:
Rugged is more general and it refers to the rough nature of mountain features.

Instead, I suggest 'jagged' to emphasize the meaning of Kluft from which zerklüftet is derived which in a geological context refers to lots of peaks and deep valleys.

The whole sentence could read 'Its jagged mountain range is breath-taking'.

Cheerio,
Dierk
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Summary of answers provided
naIts jagged mountain range is breath-taking
Dierk Seeburg
naYour rugged mountains are breathtaking.tuanis
nasee belowBeth Kantus


  

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8 mins
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Explanation:
Her (as in a country's or a region's) rugged mountains are breathtaking.

Beth Kantus
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Your rugged mountains are breathtaking.


Explanation:
Your rugged mountains are breathtaking.

Another possibility.

tuanis
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Its jagged mountain range is breath-taking


Explanation:
Rugged is more general and it refers to the rough nature of mountain features.

Instead, I suggest 'jagged' to emphasize the meaning of Kluft from which zerklüftet is derived which in a geological context refers to lots of peaks and deep valleys.

The whole sentence could read 'Its jagged mountain range is breath-taking'.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://www.iee.et.tu-dresden.de/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/wernerr/sear...
Dierk Seeburg
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