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"auf grüner Wiese" erstellt Einzelblock

English translation: on undeveloped land (construction)

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German term or phrase:auf grüner Wiese (Bau)
English translation:on undeveloped land (construction)
Entered by: Alexander Schleber
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10:08 Sep 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: "auf grüner Wiese" erstellt Einzelblock
Sentence regarding a previously-constructed plant: "Dabei wurde ein "auf grüner Wiese" erstellter Einzelblock nach den 1988 geltende Umwelschutzauflagen angesetzt." What sense does this make, or is there a typo?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 23:31
a single building constructed on undeveloped land
Explanation:
"angesetzt" sounds a little funny.
Maybe they meant "started", which could explain the reference to the environmental regulations of 1988, i.e. the completed building may not be in accordance with the present environmental legislation.

HTH
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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 23:31
Grading comment
Just took time out to poll. This seems the best answer. Thanks to everyone!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2a single building constructed on undeveloped land
Alexander Schleber
naon a green meadow
Kim Metzger
nastand-alone building on a greenfield site
Roy Fox
naadded
Maya Jurt
naon greening pasture land
Maya Jurt


  

Answers


18 mins
on greening pasture land


Explanation:
Well, well, well...
If you want to translate exactly what it says, you can put "an apartment building was constructed on green pasture-land...

HTHELPS

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 23:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545
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19 mins
added


Explanation:
..was added, or joined, not constructed.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 23:31
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21 mins
stand-alone building on a greenfield site


Explanation:
Alternatively, "grassroots site"

Roy Fox
Austria
Local time: 23:31
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22 mins
on a green meadow


Explanation:
Cecilia, I don't know of any esoteric meaning of this word, so this is how I'd handle it: In this case a single block was constructed on a green meadow in accordance with 1988 environmental regulations.

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 16:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844
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27 mins peer agreement (net): +2
a single building constructed on undeveloped land


Explanation:
"angesetzt" sounds a little funny.
Maybe they meant "started", which could explain the reference to the environmental regulations of 1988, i.e. the completed building may not be in accordance with the present environmental legislation.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 23:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2340
Grading comment
Just took time out to poll. This seems the best answer. Thanks to everyone!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tom Funke: confirmed by Duden Redewendungen: on undeveloped land; outside the city [limits]
1 hr

agree  Beth Kantus
2 hrs
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