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Sinnbild

English translation: symbols

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07:31 Sep 5, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Sinnbild
In a text about technical drawings and construction plans:

"Sinnbilder für Rohrleitungen und Rohrbefestigungen"

Will "sketches" do or is there something better?
Kalle
English translation:symbols
Explanation:
Sinnbild is symbol, sign ...

Martina
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Martina Ley
Local time: 08:08
Grading comment
Yup, "symbols" does the job. Thanks very much, Martina, and everybody!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3symbolsMartina Ley
nasymbol/emblem/ensignMartin Schneekloth
na -1iconsmckinnc


  

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2 mins peer agreement (net): +3
symbols


Explanation:
Sinnbild is symbol, sign ...

Martina

Martina Ley
Local time: 08:08
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
PRO pts in pair: 94
Grading comment
Yup, "symbols" does the job. Thanks very much, Martina, and everybody!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vesna Zivcic
11 mins

agree  Ursula Peter-Czichi
23 mins

agree  Roland Grefer
1 day 11 hrs
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4 mins peer agreement (net): -1
icons


Explanation:
May be best if they are small graphics or symbols

mckinnc
Local time: 08:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 335

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Martin Schneekloth: no, in this context, engineers always refer to it as symbols.
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5 mins
symbol/emblem/ensign


Explanation:
However, in this context "symbol" is definitely the best translation (these translations are found in LEO online dictionary)

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Martin Schneekloth
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 111
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