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Meine Dienftzeit

English translation: My time of (military) service

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German term or phrase:Meine Dienstzeit
English translation:My time of (military) service
Entered by: Klaus Dorn
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10:15 Aug 27, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Meine Dienftzeit
I have a rare Nazi photo album and on the cover it says Meine Dienftzeit I think.
Marc
My time of (military) service
Explanation:
Officially, the term Dienstzeit means "enlistment time", but for a photographic album, I'd expect something like "My time of service", in more common English "My time at the military" or "My years as a soldier".
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Klaus Dorn
Local time: 06:43
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Summary of answers provided
na +6My time of (military) service
Klaus Dorn
na +3My Time in Service
Vonnie
naMy time with the army
Maya Jurt


  

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5 mins peer agreement (net): +6
My time of (military) service


Explanation:
Officially, the term Dienstzeit means "enlistment time", but for a photographic album, I'd expect something like "My time of service", in more common English "My time at the military" or "My years as a soldier".

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 06:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1514
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trudy Peters

agree  Dawn Montague
5 mins

agree  beermatt
37 mins

agree  Alison Schwitzgebel
3 hrs

agree  Karl Apsel: f = ß; Dienstzeit is not necessarily "enlisted time"
18 hrs

agree  peitra
1 day 4 hrs
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5 mins
My time with the army


Explanation:
It should probably read "Meine Dienstzeit", which means the enlistment period.
It just the time he spend in the army.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 04:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Klaus Dorn: army, navy or air force
1 min

agree  Alison Schwitzgebel
3 hrs
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6 mins peer agreement (net): +3
My Time in Service


Explanation:
"Dienftzeit" is probably "Dienstzeit" ("f" looks like the old German script for "s") and Dienst means service (as in Military service - Militaerdienst).
Alternatively you could say "My Military Service".

Vonnie
Ireland
Local time: 03:43

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dawn Montague
3 mins
  -> Cheers Dawn!

agree  beermatt
35 mins

agree  cochrum
1 hr
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