השוואבים

English translation: the Swabians

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Hebrew term or phrase:השוואבים
English translation:the Swabians
Entered by: Mary Jane Shubow

19:10 Apr 19, 2012
Hebrew to English translations [PRO]
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Hebrew term or phrase: השוואבים
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אני יודע שהוא יילחם נגד השוואבים (גרמנים

I understand that this term refers to the Germans, because the text tells me that, but I would like to write it in English letters, and I have no idea if this is Polish or Ukrainian or something else and what it really means, if it is slang or a legitimate word, etc.

Thanks in advance to anyone who might recognize this term.
Mary Jane Shubow
United States
Local time: 00:41
the Swabians
Explanation:
People from the German region of Swabia
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Joab Eichenberg-Eilon
United States
Local time: 03:41
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Thanks!
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Summary of answers provided
5 +2the Swabians
Joab Eichenberg-Eilon
Summary of reference entries provided
A nickname for Germans
Gad Kohenov

  

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the Swabians


Explanation:
People from the German region of Swabia


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swabia
Joab Eichenberg-Eilon
United States
Local time: 03:41
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks. This is very helpful. I will write it as "the Shvabs," because the Wikipeida article you cited mentions "Shvab" as the Polish derogatory term for Germans.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ty Kendall: Hello Joab! Long time no see! And weirdly enough, I was watching a programme on the History channel about the Swabians recently! :-)
4 mins

agree  Colin Rowe: Greetings from Swabia!
42 mins
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Reference comments


2 hrs
Reference: A nickname for Germans

Reference information:
האוסטרים כינו את התיקנים
Preussen או פרוסים Schwaben (שוואבים)
The Austrians never liked the Prussians or the Swabians.
Just like Fritz or Huns.

In Hungary:

"Sváb" pron. "Shvab" = German (not that bad but use it with care, can turn to pretty derogative). Use with extreme care.

Gad Kohenov
Israel
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in category: 26
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