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English translation: tough, hard

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06:50 Oct 5, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: zähhart
harte und zähharte Werkstoffe
Michael Scheidler
Local time: 17:36
English translation:tough, hard
Explanation:
Now, this may look like a complete stab in the dark, but if you go to the first URL, in a long list of drills, come down to item 5133-00-G92-0043 and you will see that this is a cobalt drill for 'drilling tough hard materials'. (I am not sure if the comma is deliberately or accidentally omitted).
Well, you will probably ask what the difference between 'tough' and 'hard' is, and if you go to the second URL, which is entitled 'Table of metallurgical properties of naval armor and construction materials', you will find the most detailed glossary you could ever hope to find, and the difference between the two is explained.
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Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 18:36
Grading comment
Thanks to all of you!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nasee detailKen Cox
naHard and tenacious
Elisabeth Moser
natough, hard
Tim Drayton
nahard and very hard (tough)
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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7 mins
hard and very hard (tough)


Explanation:
hard and very hard (tough) materials

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 17:36
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 148
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2 hrs
tough, hard


Explanation:
Now, this may look like a complete stab in the dark, but if you go to the first URL, in a long list of drills, come down to item 5133-00-G92-0043 and you will see that this is a cobalt drill for 'drilling tough hard materials'. (I am not sure if the comma is deliberately or accidentally omitted).
Well, you will probably ask what the difference between 'tough' and 'hard' is, and if you go to the second URL, which is entitled 'Table of metallurgical properties of naval armor and construction materials', you will find the most detailed glossary you could ever hope to find, and the difference between the two is explained.


    Reference: http://logs-web.gsfc.nasa.gov/ctlg/cat5133.txt
    Reference: http://www.warshipsl.com/W-Nathan/Metalprp.htm
Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 18:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 154
Grading comment
Thanks to all of you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  jstache: Die aktuelle URL für Metalprp.htm ist "http://www.combinedfleet.com/metalprp.htm".
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2 hrs
Hard and tenacious


Explanation:
in connection with "Werkstoffe" it is
in my opinion to use the word "tenacious."
Zaehhart=a)tenacious (metall.)b)ductile
(bildsam);
(Teig, Masse)=viscous, tenacious


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 11:36
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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9 hrs
see detail


Explanation:
I agree withdrydayton's answer, including that tough and hard do not mean the same thing (but my browser can't find the URL, dammit!)

As far as the English goes, in this case I would suggest tough hard (without the comma, in violation of the usual rule) or tough-hard.

Ken Cox
Local time: 17:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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