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German term or phrase:spachtelrein
English translation:smooth
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16:23 Sep 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: spachtelrein
This is about how to dispose of materials used in construction, they must be disposed of "tropffrei und spachtelrein" - a good translation for "tropffrei", anyone?
Beate Lutzebaeck
New Zealand
Local time: 16:42
smooth & drip-free
Explanation:
*Spachtelrein* means a surface that is completely smooth without any breaks,cracks, or fractures.
With regard to disposal guidelines, I imagine they are talking about containers with liquids that have to be completely empty( drip-free) and not have rough surfaces(rust coming off in flakes), therefore I would just call it *smooth* or *flat*

www.schott.com/uk/english/download/bottles.pdf

... by a plastic pouring x Tu bes not close fully). In a sealed bottle, ring they allow drip-free operations. hope this helps a bit.


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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 19:42
Grading comment
Many thanx, Johanna
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Summary of answers provided
naspatula cleaned and drip-free
Roland Grefer
na -1smooth & drip-free
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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smooth & drip-free


Explanation:
*Spachtelrein* means a surface that is completely smooth without any breaks,cracks, or fractures.
With regard to disposal guidelines, I imagine they are talking about containers with liquids that have to be completely empty( drip-free) and not have rough surfaces(rust coming off in flakes), therefore I would just call it *smooth* or *flat*

www.schott.com/uk/english/download/bottles.pdf

... by a plastic pouring x Tu bes not close fully). In a sealed bottle, ring they allow drip-free operations. hope this helps a bit.


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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 19:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7302
Grading comment
Many thanx, Johanna

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disagree  Roland Grefer: this is not in reference to surfaces, but rather in regards to disposal
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spatula cleaned and drip-free


Explanation:
While "smooth" would be correct in terms of a surface, the subject matter in question here is disposal.

Spachtelrein in this context means that the the item being disposed off has been cleaned with a spatula, and thus only contains residual matter, but has been cleared of the bulk of its contents. (i.e. an empty bucket of sheet rock)

Roland Grefer
Local time: 22:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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