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English translation: watertight partitions

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Swedish term or phrase:Vattentäta skott
English translation:watertight partitions
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14:48 Nov 11, 2008
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
Swedish term or phrase: Vattentäta skott
Litterally watertight bulkheads. Meaning that there is, or not, watertight walls between two phenomena.
Anna-Karin Johansson Brikell
watertight partitions
Explanation:
´watertight partitions´or possibly ´watertight barriers´ may be used in a metaphorical sense, when you do not literally mean bulkheads on a ship.

´watertight compartments´ is another possibility - ´these phenomena occur in separate watertight compartments´ (or do not occur...)

It is not easy without more detailed context.
´entirely different categories´
´(occur) completely independent(ly) of each other´
-- are non-metaphorical options
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Christine Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 10:30
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Thank you Christine,
That is perfect. I think I will go with the partitions. :)

Best wishes
Anna-Karin
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watertight partitions


Explanation:
´watertight partitions´or possibly ´watertight barriers´ may be used in a metaphorical sense, when you do not literally mean bulkheads on a ship.

´watertight compartments´ is another possibility - ´these phenomena occur in separate watertight compartments´ (or do not occur...)

It is not easy without more detailed context.
´entirely different categories´
´(occur) completely independent(ly) of each other´
-- are non-metaphorical options


Christine Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 10:30
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PRO pts in category: 7
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Thank you Christine,
That is perfect. I think I will go with the partitions. :)

Best wishes
Anna-Karin
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