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English translation: cacti, cactuses

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German term or phrase:Kakteen
English translation:cacti, cactuses
Entered by: Thomas Bollmann
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01:38 Jul 25, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Science
German term or phrase: Kaketeen
A text describing a tropical bird park. So I assume these things are some sort of birds? I've trawled the net to no avail ... could it be a typo of some sort?

Daneben gibt es eine ganze Kolonie von Kaketeen – die Giganten unter ihnen sind 3 bis 4 Meter hoch und stammen aus Mexiko.

Thanks in advance for your assistance
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:05
cacti, cactuses
Explanation:
"Kakteen" is the plural form of "Kaktus"

the Englsih plural is cacti or cactuses

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Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 00:05
Grading comment
Thanks, Thomas. I feel silly now, it's so obvious when you point it out! I was just picturing 4 metre birds and couldn't work out why on earth I didn't know what they were!

I think it's time for a holiday (-:
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na +1cacti, cactuses
Thomas Bollmann


  

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7 mins peer agreement (net): +1
cacti, cactuses


Explanation:
"Kakteen" is the plural form of "Kaktus"

the Englsih plural is cacti or cactuses




    native German
Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 00:05
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 92
Grading comment
Thanks, Thomas. I feel silly now, it's so obvious when you point it out! I was just picturing 4 metre birds and couldn't work out why on earth I didn't know what they were!

I think it's time for a holiday (-:

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcus Malabad: it's a type then! there I was looking for large Mexican birds :-(
7 mins
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