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Kasten

English translation: panel delivery truck

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German term or phrase:Kastenwagen
English translation:panel delivery truck
Entered by: Alexander Schleber
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00:18 Feb 9, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Kasten
I don't have much context for this unfortunately, it stands alone in a table. All I know is that is a type of car and is not an estate..
panel delivery truck
Explanation:
That can only come from "Kastenwagen". Depending on US or GB it would be
panel delivery truck (USA)
box-type lorry (GB) or
box-type van (probably both.
Your choice.
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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 17:01
Grading comment
Thank you for your help. Thank you also to the others who gave correct answers and explanations.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
navan
Anthony Frey
nabox van
Dierk Seeburg
napanel delivery truck
Alexander Schleber


  

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4 mins
panel delivery truck


Explanation:
That can only come from "Kastenwagen". Depending on US or GB it would be
panel delivery truck (USA)
box-type lorry (GB) or
box-type van (probably both.
Your choice.


Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 17:01
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2340
Grading comment
Thank you for your help. Thank you also to the others who gave correct answers and explanations.
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17 mins
box van


Explanation:
I found some info at Peugeot's site and it looks like "Kasten" refers to the shape of the car, or rather the van (Peugeot 806). Thus, to stay close to the German original I suggest "box van".

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://www.peugeot.ch/accessoires_partner_d.html
    Reference: http://dict.leo.org/?lang=en&where=0&search=box+van
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 09:01
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 404

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neutral  xxxRNolder: known as "box truck" in U.S. lingo
1684 days
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2 hrs
van


Explanation:
According to Wyhlidal Technical Dictionary of Automotive Engineering a Kasten(wagen) is a "box-type truck", "van-type truck" or simply "van".

Good luck!

Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 11:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 444
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