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English translation: . . . even if the owners did have to move a couple of houses down

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09:13 May 17, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: weiterziehen
In a glowing report about a restaurant:

Die kueche ist eine Offenbarung geblieben, auch wenn die Familie ein Paar Haeuser weiterziehen musste.

My guess is that 'weiterziehen' means something like 'wieder umziehen'.

I think the translation of the sentence should thus be:

The cuisine is still a revalation, even though the family has had to move to new premises a couple of times.

I would be grateful for your comments
tim drayton
English translation:. . . even if the owners did have to move a couple of houses down
Explanation:
I think that the "weiter" in the "weiterziehen" here implies moving further away, or, as the "ein Paar Häuser" implies, further down the street. It seems like it was said with a little tongue in cheek. The food's still great, even though the family had to move a couple of houses down (to get away from it, i.e. the smells and heat coming from the kitchen, maybe the noise from the dining room).
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Cami Townsend
Grading comment
Thanks, now I look at it again (having come back refreshed from a meal), I see this is correct. I agree with your comment that it is tongue in cheek - this fits in with the style of the rest of the text.
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Summary of answers provided
nato moveCarola
na"move a bit further down the street"Alison Gaunt
namove a few doors downWilliam Scheckel
na. . . even if the owners did have to move a couple of houses downCami Townsend


  

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6 mins
. . . even if the owners did have to move a couple of houses down


Explanation:
I think that the "weiter" in the "weiterziehen" here implies moving further away, or, as the "ein Paar Häuser" implies, further down the street. It seems like it was said with a little tongue in cheek. The food's still great, even though the family had to move a couple of houses down (to get away from it, i.e. the smells and heat coming from the kitchen, maybe the noise from the dining room).

Cami Townsend
PRO pts in pair: 227
Grading comment
Thanks, now I look at it again (having come back refreshed from a meal), I see this is correct. I agree with your comment that it is tongue in cheek - this fits in with the style of the rest of the text.
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13 mins
move a few doors down


Explanation:
It seems to me that the family who owns the restaurant had to move a few doors/houses down/away for whatever reason. Good to hear their food is still good, though. HTH, Will

William Scheckel
Local time: 05:32
PRO pts in pair: 139
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32 mins
"move a bit further down the street"


Explanation:
Quite simply, the family couldn't live over the shop! NB the move is purely spatial - there's no idea here of repeated moves. "Weiterziehen" is quite normal German for the idea of moving on, or moving along...

Alison Gaunt
Local time: 04:32
PRO pts in pair: 41
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1 hr
to move


Explanation:
as simple as that. Don't confuse weiter - further along with wieder - once again. Regardless of the motives for the I would suggest. The cuisine is still a revelation, even though the family has had to move a few doors down (the road).

Carola
Local time: 04:32
PRO pts in pair: 12
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