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von der Ostsee bis hinunter an die Adria

English translation: (all the way; clear) from the Baltic to the Adriatic

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German term or phrase:von der Ostsee bis hinunter an die Adria
English translation:(all the way; clear) from the Baltic to the Adriatic
Entered by: Nancy Schmeing
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16:48 Jan 2, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: von der Ostsee bis hinunter an die Adria
I need this to be literary. Does "Adria" refer to the Adriatic See or the region?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 00:13
all the way from to Baltic to the Adriatic; clear from the Baltic to the Adriatic
Explanation:
Answers 1 and 2 are right. This is to give you alternatives that express the encompassing sea-to-sea implication of the phrase. (Bis hinunter implies limits of a region.) They are talking about the water, but you don't have to use the word sea. It's like from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Best wishes, Nancy
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Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 18:13
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Thanks, I needed the touch.
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Summary of answers provided
naall the way from to Baltic to the Adriatic; clear from the Baltic to the AdriaticNancy Schmeing
nafrom the Baltic Sea down to the Adriatic Sea
Lisanne
naFrom the Baltic to the Adriatic Seabhpirch


  

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8 mins
From the Baltic to the Adriatic Sea


Explanation:
Adria in this case is the Adriatic Sea
Ostsee is the Baltic

Literally you would say:
From the Baltic down to the Adriatic Sea

Beate

bhpirch
Local time: 17:13
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 73
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11 mins
from the Baltic Sea down to the Adriatic Sea


Explanation:
Indeed, the "Adria" refers to the Adriatic Sea.

Lisanne
Local time: 00:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 48
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1 hr
all the way from to Baltic to the Adriatic; clear from the Baltic to the Adriatic


Explanation:
Answers 1 and 2 are right. This is to give you alternatives that express the encompassing sea-to-sea implication of the phrase. (Bis hinunter implies limits of a region.) They are talking about the water, but you don't have to use the word sea. It's like from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Best wishes, Nancy

Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 18:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 328
Grading comment
Thanks, I needed the touch.
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