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German Magazine Review

Discussion in 'News' started by ChargeIt!, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. ChargeIt!

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    #1 ChargeIt!, Aug 22, 2008
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    A very positive -- close to glowing -- independent review from Hamburg (Darryl is keeping busy passing the keys).

    ClassicInside - Der Classic Driver Newsletter

    The Editorial at the top, the actual "FAHRBERICHT" (driving report) two slots down:

    Vorsicht Stromschnelle! - Classic Driver - MAGAZIN - Fahrberichte

    They picked a cute title too ... "Vorsicht Stromschnelle!" meaning "Caution -- Rapids!", but "Strom" also means "current" and "Schnelle" obviously means "fast" ... :smile:

    So ... Finkenbusch ... what say you now ? And is this magazine's reputation any more to your liking ?


    P.S.: I started translating ... with some assistance from babelfish to save time, and my own edits (crossout/underline) for correction; problem is, the corrections don't show here until I figure out how to transfer them from M$ :eek: Word ... anyone know how ?

    P.P.S: Ok ... here's a few excerpts (after correcting babelfish)

    Main opening (bold-faced) paragraph:
    And a few detailed comments from the reviewer:
     
  2. doug

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    Thanks for the translation. :smile:

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  3. ChargeIt!

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    You're welcome ... and I just noticed and corrected the third quote in the above by removing the sloppy words from babelfish (the M$ gremlins had not yet been exorcised from that one when I copied it into the post).
     
  4. bobw

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    Is it on?

    They too had an "is it on?" moment.

    ...schieben den Schlüssel ins Schloss, drehen die Zündung – und nichts passiert. Nein, falsch, nur der gewohnte Signalreiz, das bollernde Erwachen des Benzinverbrennungstraktes, bleibt aus. Stattdessen kündet ein leises Piepen von der hochfahrenden Batterie. Ansonsten: Stille!

    ...put the key in the lock, turned it - and nothing happened. No, not true, only the ordinary signal of the gasoline engine starting is missing. After that only a quiet beep of the high driving (high powered?) battery. Afterward, quiet!

    There I go again. I have to re-read The Butterfly that Stamped!.
     
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    #5 ChargeIt!, Aug 28, 2008
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    Yep, that's another of those cool moments they reported on ... thanks for pointing it out ... "hochfahrenden" actually refers to "starting up" ... the reference is to the ESS "coming up to speed" (cooling system, etc). And (not meaning to be too picky here) "Ansonsten" means "otherwise"; a subtle difference, but the reviewer had no time-element implied (afterwards).
     
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    A lot of reading going on at the BW household. His Avatar is a reader, His line is a Tesla Reader and he's re-reading Kipling!

    I hope there is a comfortable chair.

    Or a lounger on the beach.
     
  7. bobw

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    No! Not the comfy chair!

    Note the perils of showing off! I keep expecting fb (don't want to set off a keyword monitor) to step on me.

    After all these years I don't parse the compound words very well.

    Otherwise, quiet. That's much better.
     

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