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German term or phrase:Skikuli
English translation:Ski kuli
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06:38 Dec 15, 2000
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German term or phrase: Skikuli
A type of ski-lift. Unfortunately, no other context is available.
Heather Starastin
Canada
Local time: 05:13
ski kuli
Explanation:
It looks odd to me too in English, but at the website www.sipapunm.com/history.html about the history of a ski resort in New Mexico you find the following sentence:
The ski kuli was 1,000 feet long and offered a vertical lift of 250 feet.

Assuming the guy who wrote this text knows what he is talking about, the same expression is used in English.
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Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 12:13
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Summary of answers provided
naski kuli
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naT-bar
Ingrid Fabi
naski kuli (a jib-back T-bar ski lift)
Tom Funke
naski kuli
Mats Wiman
naski kuli
Tim Drayton


  

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10 mins
ski kuli


Explanation:
It looks odd to me too in English, but at the website www.sipapunm.com/history.html about the history of a ski resort in New Mexico you find the following sentence:
The ski kuli was 1,000 feet long and offered a vertical lift of 250 feet.

Assuming the guy who wrote this text knows what he is talking about, the same expression is used in English.

Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 12:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 154
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Great, thanks!
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22 mins
ski kuli


Explanation:
Tim (drydayton) is absolutely right!
German: Skikuli
English: ski kuli

Kuli=ballpoint pen
Kofferkuli=luggage cart (for personal use) used at railway stations and airports)


    13 years in Germany
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 11:13
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498
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2 hrs
ski kuli (a jib-back T-bar ski lift)


Explanation:
>>In 1954 Ernie Blake, Taos Ski Valley owner, imported three ski kulis. Sipapu was fortunate to get one of these jib back T-bars. The other two were for Taos Ski Valley and an area back East.<< It's clear from the copy the author knew precisely what he/she was talking about. Presumably the word derives from Kuli / cooly -- a [Chinese] laborer performing useful basic chores.


    Reference: http://www.sipapunm.com/history.html
Tom Funke
Local time: 05:13
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419

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Ulrike Lieder

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6 hrs
T-bar


Explanation:
"Kuli" means pen and has the slim shape of a T-bar.

Ingrid Fabi
Canada
Local time: 05:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 17
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19 hrs
ski kuli


Explanation:
the kuli is not a pen in this case but a lowly paid labourer, a servant, who pulls people in carts; (in South East Asia).I believe the word originates from Hindi.
"Do it yourself,I'm not your kuli."
kuli means servant.


    Memories
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 20:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492

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Sabine Wedemeyer Andrea McNamara
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