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Kuchen- und Brunnenfest

English translation: cake and fountain festival

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13:07 Sep 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Kuchen- und Brunnenfest
A traditional festival held by the salt-makers in Schwäbisch Hall at Whitsun. Cake and fountain festival doesn't sound quite right to me. Any ideas on how to phrase this better?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 09:50
English translation:cake and fountain festival
Explanation:
This is what the town of Schwaebisch Hall calls the festival on its official web site. URL below. You can't actually access the page, but the summary information on altavista provides the name of the festival! (enter key words schwaebisch hall festival)
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Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 10:50
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Summary of answers provided
nacake and fountain festival
Tim Drayton
nacake and well festival
Elisabeth Moser


  

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32 mins
cake and well festival


Explanation:
does not sound much better. For Brunnen
you can use:
1.fountain or fount (peot.)
2. spring
3. well
Instead of cake you can also use baked
goods, pastry etc.
and why not use fair, festivity for festival
It really all comes down to the association one has from the different
words. Why do they have a "Brunnen Festival"? Do they have springs, old wells or new fountains?
In the US one associates German festivals more with fairs.


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 03:50
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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4 hrs
cake and fountain festival


Explanation:
This is what the town of Schwaebisch Hall calls the festival on its official web site. URL below. You can't actually access the page, but the summary information on altavista provides the name of the festival! (enter key words schwaebisch hall festival)


    Reference: http://www.schwaebischhall.de/shade_int/festivals/festivals....
Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 10:50
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