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Help me my German friends please
« on: August 12, 2009, 09:58:16 PM »
Simple one here, could you give me a direct translation for the word Entwicklung please :) I have heard2 so far being evoloution and development, which one would it be?

It's used as a prefix to a model number of a car, there is always the E for Entwicklung and they change the number after it as they release a new model.

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Re: Help me my German friends please
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 10:03:23 PM »
I think it means for development, because the Dutch word is very similiar, being ontwikkeling, which means development... Hope this helped a little even tho I'm not German...

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 10:04:41 PM »
Just checked freetranslations.com and they say it means development, so there's your answer  ;D

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Re: Help me my German friends please
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 09:26:08 AM »
oh im so sorry J, i didnt see this until now  :(
but yes, i'd say development too, if it's about cars :)

it can mean evolution as well though, depending on the context... you Britons always have 5 or so words for 1 in German ;)

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Re: Help me my German friends please
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 10:47:34 AM »
LoL thank you, yea see you guys are lazy with your one words :) but does make sense now :)
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Re: Help me my German friends please
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 05:54:54 PM »
you Britons always have 5 or so words for 1 in German ;)

Either our knack of bumbling our language, or the fact we have stolen from so many other languages! :P

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Re: Help me my German friends please
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 07:10:22 PM »
if i remember right English is in fact one of the top 5 languages with the most words - yes, in part because of the foreign words that have been absorbed, but that's not all....  just for fun i did a search on leo.org for entwicklung, and look at this:

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Re: Help me my German friends please
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 10:32:51 PM »
Bloody hell, its so much about context that it's used in, I know with some word in the pass from other languages I have used its about context, most confusing, I am but a simple Englsh person lol but most of them make sesne and could apply to the context i know the word from :)
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Re: Help me my German friends please
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 12:00:29 PM »
nice to see that some bother wanting to know a bit of our language tho. some just say they want and never do anything...

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Re: Help me my German friends please
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 12:33:40 PM »
oh i have all sorts i could get translated at some point lol I blame it on owning a German car lol
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