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auch Gletscherspalten haben ihre Tücken

English translation: crevasses are treacherous as well

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German term or phrase:auch Gletscherspalten haben ihre Tücken
English translation:crevasses are treacherous as well
Entered by: Maya Jurt
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01:37 Sep 6, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: auch Gletscherspalten haben ihre Tücken
Auch Gletscherspalten haben
ihre Tücken
anglist
crevasses mare treacherous as well
Explanation:
malicious means spiteful action.
I guess treacherous (dangerous) fits better.
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Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 11:34
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Summary of answers provided
na +2crevasses mare treacherous as well
Maya Jurt
na -1crevasses are (quite) malicious, too
Hans-Henning Judek


  

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5 mins peer agreement (net): -1
crevasses are (quite) malicious, too


Explanation:
I would prefer the adjective (tückisch) for the translation, as a direct translation of the two nouns in German sound akward.

Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 19:34
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Roland Grefer: malicious presumes intent; I don't think crevasses have a mind of their own ;-)
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20 mins peer agreement (net): +2
crevasses mare treacherous as well


Explanation:
malicious means spiteful action.
I guess treacherous (dangerous) fits better.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 11:34
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hans-Henning Judek: Think you are right
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agree  Roland Grefer
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