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English translation: Pamphlet or Book

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00:38 Aug 16, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Heft
Ein Heft sollte zehn Druckbögen enthalten.
(Definition: einlagiges Erzeugnis ohne oder mit leichtem Umschlag, das durch den Rücken (Falz) mit Draht oder Faden geheftet ist
I have got the context, I have got the exlanation, but what does it translate into??
TIA Charlotte
Charlotte Pattenden
English translation:Pamphlet or Book
Explanation:
Ernst mentions everything from brochure to book. It really does depend on the size, doesn't it? Can you tell if it an advertising publication or a colouring book?
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Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 07:40
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Thanks to all. At this stage, I am still torn between binder and pamphlet. The "Heft" is a subdivision of a dictionary published in the 1920's, it seems to be used as a basis for a work contract rather than as a separate publication.
Booklet and book sound too finished.

Charlotte
Charlotte
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Summary of answers provided
napamphletCharlotte Pattenden
naExtract
Natalie Grassmann
naPamphlet or Book
Natalie Grassmann
nasee belowAnita Millar
na?? booklet or binder ??Dan McCrosky


  

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38 mins
?? booklet or binder ??


Explanation:
It is too bad you can't see the thing. There is not much to it so "book" would sound exaggerated to me. Perhaps binder or booklet would do. - HTH - Dan

Dan McCrosky
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43 mins
see below


Explanation:
A Heft is what we call a jotter in Scotland, in proper English it is a copy book. This is the empty version. When something is written or printed in it already it is probably a booklet. The verb "heften" refers to the type of binding. The individual sheets are folded over and staples or a piece of string hold them together at the folded edge.

Anita Millar
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2 hrs
Pamphlet or Book


Explanation:
Ernst mentions everything from brochure to book. It really does depend on the size, doesn't it? Can you tell if it an advertising publication or a colouring book?


    Ernst - Woerterbuch der Industriellen Technik
Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 07:40
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 54
Grading comment
Thanks to all. At this stage, I am still torn between binder and pamphlet. The "Heft" is a subdivision of a dictionary published in the 1920's, it seems to be used as a basis for a work contract rather than as a separate publication.
Booklet and book sound too finished.

Charlotte
Charlotte
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6 hrs
Extract


Explanation:
A portion of a book which is republished separately is usually called an extract. Thanks for the feedback. You've got me hooked on a solution now!!

Natalie Grassmann
Italy
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13 hrs
pamphlet


Explanation:
Just in case there is anyone still out there puzzling (like Natalie), I have found a dictionary of printing terms (link below) which clearly indicates that pamphlet is the word to use. Binder refers to the binding agent, booklet does not even get a mention.
Charlotte




    Reference: http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/don.html
Charlotte Pattenden
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