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unangekundigt um die Haeuser

English translation: to go on the prowl

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German term or phrase:um die Häuser ziehen
English translation:to go on the prowl
Entered by: Roland Grefer
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00:05 Sep 2, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: unangekundigt um die Haeuser
Zieht er z. B. unangekundigt um die Haeuser oder kommt ein Kollege mit Infos nicht rueber.

and what about 'rueber' put here?
Tan
hanging out at (neighborhood) bars
Explanation:
While "um die Häuser ziehen" literally means "to sneak around the neighborhood" it is commonly used in the meaning of "hanging out at (neighborhood) bars".

mit Info(rmantionen) (her)rüberkommen = to volunteer/provide information

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Roland Grefer
Local time: 22:46
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thanks
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Summary of answers provided
na +1rueber means herueber
Valeria Francesconi
na +1hanging out at (neighborhood) bars
Roland Grefer
nawhen turning up unannounced in the neighborhood or if a buddy does not stop by with information.
Maya Jurt


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
rueber means herueber


Explanation:

herueber-kommen

Valeria Francesconi
Local time: 04:46
Native speaker of: Italian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Maya Jurt
1 hr
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
hanging out at (neighborhood) bars


Explanation:
While "um die Häuser ziehen" literally means "to sneak around the neighborhood" it is commonly used in the meaning of "hanging out at (neighborhood) bars".

mit Info(rmantionen) (her)rüberkommen = to volunteer/provide information



Roland Grefer
Local time: 22:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO): alternative: go on the prowl
6 hrs
  -> yep, excellent suggestion
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6 hrs
when turning up unannounced in the neighborhood or if a buddy does not stop by with information.


Explanation:
You have to see the 'rüber' (herüber)in this context. It means he lives next door and drops by at your place.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 04:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545
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