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Die Deiche sind vollgesogen

English translation: the dikes are saturated with water

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German term or phrase:Die Deiche sind vollgesogen
English translation:the dikes are saturated with water
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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13:22 Jul 30, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Die Deiche sind vollgesogen
Die Deiche sind vollgesogen

vollsaugen: to become fully
saturated?
translator
the dikes are saturated with water
Explanation:
i.e. they are soft with water and might easily break if being put to pressure

vollgesogen=irregular form of vollsaugen
Selected response from:

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 05:33
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Summary of answers provided
nathe dikes are fully saturated
Alexander Schleber
nasaugen = aspirare = suction / intake
anusca
nasaugen = aspirare = suction / intake
anusca
nathe dikes are saturated with water
Mats Wiman
naThe dykes are soaked through
Alan Johnson


  

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10 mins
The dykes are soaked through


Explanation:
or saturated (technically more correct).

Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 05:33
Native speaker of: English
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11 mins
the dikes are saturated with water


Explanation:
i.e. they are soft with water and might easily break if being put to pressure

vollgesogen=irregular form of vollsaugen


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
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55 mins
saugen = aspirare = suction / intake


Explanation:
secondo me vuo, dire che tutta l'acqua è stata aspirata e che sono secche

"Le dighe sono state prosciugate"

questa potrebbe essere la traduzione

prosciugare = entwässern, trockenlegen

slt
anusca

anusca
Italy
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Native speaker of: Italian
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58 mins
saugen = aspirare = suction / intake


Explanation:
secondo me vuo, dire che tutta l'acqua è stata aspirata e che sono secche

"Le dighe sono state prosciugate"

questa potrebbe essere la traduzione

prosciugare = entwässern, trockenlegen

slt
anusca

anusca
Italy
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9 hrs
the dikes are fully saturated


Explanation:
would be a the most elegant way of saying it.

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 05:33
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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