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German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Tourism & Travel / architecture, town planning
German term or phrase: Gründerzeitquartier
Stadtteil, das hauptsächlich aus Gründerzeithäusern besteht...
Eike Seemann DipTrans
Local time: 07:19
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Summary of answers provided
3 +3quarter in Wilhelminian architectural styleGeorginaW
1 +3district featuring late 19th century architecture
Jonathan MacKerron
4a district which primarily consists of buildings (see below)Ellen Kraus
3Victorian quarter
Languageman
3 -1city founder's quarter
J. Oliveira
1Old Town as in Altstadt
andres-larsen
Summary of reference entries provided
Gründerzeit
Stephen Gobin

Discussion entries: 3





  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +3
district featuring late 19th century architecture


Explanation:
my guess

Jonathan MacKerron
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 68

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paul Skidmore: or "neighbourhood featuring buildings mainly from the late 19th century" - of course "Wilhelminian" suggested by Georgina might be better if the target audience can be assumed to know who "Wilhelm" is and when he was around
1 hr

neutral  Lonnie Legg: agree w. Paul: "Wilhelminian" w. b. more elegant, if it's not over the readers' heads.
1 hr

agree  BirgitBerlin: I woould keep "Gründerzeit" and add the dates or "late 19th century architecture". Gründerzeit used in English, any anyway, the English always assume the rest of the world knows what Victorian or Georgian or whatever is, so let's assume too. ;-)
5 hrs

agree  Kieran McCann: a new survey shows that most Brits don't even know what 'Great Britain' means so 'Wilhelminian' has no chance: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3486...
17 hrs
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
quarter in Wilhelminian architectural style


Explanation:
from the turn of the 19th century


    Reference: http://www.architektouren.com/english/leipzig/tour_6.html
GeorginaW
Germany
Local time: 07:19
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lonnie Legg: "...with its Wilhelminian style buildings..." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westend_(Frankfurt_am_Main)
1 hr

agree  Ingeborg Gowans
3 hrs

agree  Harald Moelzer (medical-translator)
3 days16 hrs
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59 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a district which primarily consists of buildings (see below)


Explanation:
reflecting (betraying) the architecture typical of the years of rapid industrial expansion in Germany (from 1871)

Ellen Kraus
Austria
Local time: 07:19
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Lancashireman: The penalty for betrayal of architectural values should be demolition.
5 hrs
  -> there is no insinuation whatsoever as to betrayal. To betray here means lässt erkennen
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Victorian quarter


Explanation:
Admittedly a fairly loose translation, it does have the merit of being concise and more commonly understood than 'Wilhelmian'. It would be a pretty good term for the equivalent in England at any rate. Depends how you feel about using an English queen to define a period in German history I suppose!

Languageman
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:19
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lancashireman: Or 'fin de siècle'...
1 hr

disagree  Stephen Gobin: Completely different culture. Risky ground, I think.
2 hrs
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5
Old Town as in Altstadt


Explanation:
Old Town as in Altstadt

sources:

Warsaw Old Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. Panorama: Old Town Market Place, Warsaw (Rynek Starego Miasta). ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Old_Town - 46k -

Vilnius Old Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Old Town of Vilnius (Lithuanian: Vilniaus senamiestis), one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe, has an area of 3.59 square ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilnius_Old_Town - 37k -

andres-larsen
Venezuela
Local time: 01:19
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
city founder's quarter


Explanation:
A good word for "Gruender" in this context means founders. That it is an old part of the city should be obvious.

J. Oliveira
Thailand
Local time: 12:19
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  GeorginaW: not the city founders - the founders of German industry in the boom 1871-73
6 hrs
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Reference comments


4 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
Reference: Gründerzeit

Reference information:
If I were in your shoes, I think I would keep the German word Gründerzeit and provide a very brief gloss. You can also find literal translations of Gründerzeit (the "Founding Epoch") appearing on reputable websites about Gerrman history.

Stephen Gobin
United Kingdom
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Note to reference poster
Asker: Thanks for this. I agree. Will go for Gründerzeit quarter.


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  BirgitBerlin
56 mins
agree  kriddl: Wikipedia calls it "Founding Epoch Architecture style" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gründerzeit).
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