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10:11 May 22, 2003
German to English translations [PRO] / toys
German term or phrase:schweißfest
From a description of a ride-on toy:
Gefertigt aus Polyethylen, einem weichen und flexiblen Kunststoff, der weder zum Brechen noch zum Splittern neigt. Speichel- und *schweißfest* ist es außerdem, was zwar unappetitlich klingt, für besorgte Erziehungsberechtigte aber nicht unwesentlich zur Kaufentscheidung beitragen dürfte.
My question is this: does this refer to Schweiß (as in perspiration, sweat) which would go with 'speichelfest' but otherwise doesn't make much sense as toddlers don't perspire? Or does it refer to schweißen (welding) implying that the welded plastic is childproof?