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14:01 Aug 17, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Ursprüngliche
the heading to a letter

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na +1Try these.........
Melanie Sellers
naexemplar, illustration, representative, modelDeb Phillips
naoriginalBarbara O.
naunrevised, unedited, original, initial, source, reference, beginningDeb Phillips



7 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Try these.........

Ursprung - source, origin, inception, provenance, starting - point, beginning,
Urspruenglich - primtive, primordial, initial, primary, original

Melanie Sellers
Local time: 16:07
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 48

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agree  Poornima Iyengar
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20 mins

Without more context it is a kind of hard to say, but it looks like it refers to being the first in a series of letters, or that it is the actual letter and not a photocopy of it. Therefore I would think of using "original". Other possibilities are:
initial letter
first letter (if the first in a series)

Hope this helps and have a nice day.


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Barbara O.
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unrevised, unedited, original, initial, source, reference, beginning

Urspruenglich conveys the sense of early, beginnings... It would be easier to be certain if I could see the text you are translating, however, "urspruenglich" may indicate that this is the beginning of a correspondence between the sender and the receiver, many letters relating to a complex transaction, or be referring to the fact that this is the original version of the letter prior to any modification or editing.

unrevised, unedited, original, initial, source, reference, beginning

(can be combined)unrevised original, original source, initial reference,

Urspruengszeugnis - certificate of origin

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2 hrs
exemplar, illustration, representative, model

exemplar, illustration, representative, model

i'm still thinking about your question,

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    A wonderful life in Austria
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