What's the German translation of a word or phrase? Is my translation correct? Please give as much context as possible ...
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28.04.2014 22:49:26

on and off

 
by roger84
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Was bedeutet "on and off" in diesem Zusammenhang?
Über einen Gitarristen heißt es:
"During a break at the Hullabaloo Club in New Jersey, he played 55 minutes on and five minutes off ..."

Für sich gesehen bedeutet "on and off" = hin und wieder, ab und zu. Das ergibt in dem obigen Satz aber wenig Sinn?
 
30.04.2014 11:22:30

Re: on and off

 
by Fishnchips
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi Roger,

I take this to mean that he played onstage for 55 minutes and went offstage for a 5 minute break (on and off is another way of saying "alternately").

Hope this helps
Fishnchips
 
30.04.2014 22:34:57

Re: on and off

 
by roger84
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks. Yes, I guess it helps me.
 
08.07.2014 12:15:46

Re: on and off

 
by ozumi
 
 
 
 
 
 
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hallo roger 84
ich habe mal bei meiner verwendeten Suchmaschine nachgforscht und folgende Phrase gefunden.
In deinem Kontex würde das in etwa so lauten: Er spielte 55 Minuten im Saloon (innerhalb) und 5 Min ausserhalb
Gruss
ozumi
 
 

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