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Das Päckchen wurde heute versandt.

English translation: the package has been sent off today

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04:57 Aug 16, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Transport / Transportation / Shipping
German term or phrase: Das Päckchen wurde heute versandt.
Das Päckchen wurde heute
versandt.
translator
English translation:the package has been sent off today
Explanation:
or

the package has been dispatched today

US English

the package was sent off (dispatched) today

Inge
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IngePreiss
Germany
Local time: 11:43
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good!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naThe packet was shipped today.
Roland Grefer
naWhy choose a word with less information.
Mats Wiman
nathe package was sent todaymckinnc
naThe package will be sent/expedited today
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nathe package has been sent off today
IngePreiss
naThe package was dispatched / shipped today.
Mary Worby
nathe parcel was sent todayKlaus Dorn
na -1The small parcel was dispatched today.
Mats Wiman


  

Answers


7 mins
the parcel was sent today


Explanation:
none needed, really

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 13:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 33
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8 mins
the package has been sent off today


Explanation:
or

the package has been dispatched today

US English

the package was sent off (dispatched) today

Inge

IngePreiss
Germany
Local time: 11:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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good!
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9 mins
The package was dispatched / shipped today.


Explanation:
Just another couple of alternatives.

HTH

Mary

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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9 mins
The package will be sent/expedited today


Explanation:
That's it.

No references needed here.

HTH

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 11:43
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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10 mins
the package was sent today


Explanation:
none needed

mckinnc
Local time: 11:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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12 mins
The packet was shipped today.


Explanation:
A "Päckchen" in postal terms generally is a small parcel or a packet.

As far as cigarettes are concerned, a single pack of cigarettes would also be called a "Päckchen Zigaretten".


Roland Grefer
Local time: 05:43
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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13 mins peer agreement (net): -1
The small parcel was dispatched today.


Explanation:
or
The parcel was dispatched as small parcel today

'Small parcel' is a postal term for parcels up to 2 kg with lower postage and it might be important to stress the distinction.
For a small parcel you also do not get a receipt, so you cannor prove that you sent it unless you have sent it as a registered small parcel.


    13 years in Germany+professional experience
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 11:43
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Karin Walker: "Small packet" is the correct postal term - I work for a large postal company...!
19 hrs
  -> Duden-Oxford: Päckchen small parcel; (Bündel) packet (Postw.) small parcel (below a specified weight) at least in Europe
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20 hrs
Why choose a word with less information.


Explanation:
Inge's answer is perfect English but package=das Paket.
See my answer.
It might be very important for the recipient to get that info.

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 11:43
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 12
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