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English translation: If I want to buy a pair of trousers...

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04:15 Jul 15, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: wennich eine hose kaufen will
School homework
Thomas Davies
English translation:If I want to buy a pair of trousers...
Explanation:
If I want to buy a pair of trousers

E.g. ... would you buy a pair of trousers without having tried them on beforehand?

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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 04:08
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Summary of answers provided
na +3If I want to buy a pair of trousers...
Vesna Zivcic
nawhen I want to buy a pairs of trousers
Sven Petersson
na -1Wenn ich eine Hose kaufen will...enphiniti


  

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18 mins
when I want to buy a pairs of trousers


Explanation:
It's a typo. Should read:"wenn ich eine hose kaufen will"



    Native English speaker.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 04:08
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1628

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ambittles

disagree  Vesna Zivcic: Typo! a pairS of trousers is wrong.
20 mins
  -> Sorry, I withdraw
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37 mins peer agreement (net): +3
If I want to buy a pair of trousers...


Explanation:
If I want to buy a pair of trousers

E.g. ... would you buy a pair of trousers without having tried them on beforehand?




    Reference: http://www.comhair.de/eng/main_produkt_1.html
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 04:08
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 571
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ambittles

agree  Sven Petersson
8 mins

agree  Sonia Rowland
17 hrs
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7 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
Wenn ich eine Hose kaufen will...


Explanation:
If you are translating into American English, "If I want to buy a pair of pants" is a little more appropriate than "If I want to buy a pair of trousers"

-Jason

enphiniti
Local time: 21:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sonia Rowland: Judging by the asker's name, he's probably Welsh - so no 'pants' but 'trousers', am I right?
11 hrs
  -> Thus the disclaimer signifying American English. Trousers is not commonly used in American English.
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