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Two words, English->German: help

Hallo,
I need to say "Winter Walking" in German. It's for the title of a story. Would it Be "Winter Spaziergang"? Or maybe "spazieregang am Winter?"
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Hallo,
I need to say "Winter Walking" in German. It's for the title of a story. Would it Be "Winter Spaziergang"? Or maybe "spazieregang am Winter?"
thank for your help!
Winterwandern? Though wandern is 'hiking', it may depend on exactly what your story is about.
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Hallo,
I need to say "Winter Walking" in German. It's for the title of a story. Would it Be "Winter Spaziergang"? Or maybe "spazieregang am Winter?"
thank for your help!
Try Winterwanderung.
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Re: Two words, English->German: help

German is my third language, so assume others will respond better, but wouldnt' "winter wandern" be appropriate.
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Re: Two words, English->German: help

I think more context about the story is needed to make a decision. "Winterwanderung" refers to a one time event and is very specific, vs. winter walking is less specific and could indicate a habit for example or be a simile or metaphor. I'm a bi-lingual word-smither, so if you want to discuss further, feel free to PM me.
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I think more context about the story is needed to make a decision. "Winterwanderung" refers to a one time event and is very specific, vs. winter walking is less specific and could indicate a habit for example or be a simile or metaphor.
Interesting. I'm far from bi-lingual, but was extrapolating from the general use I've seen of that term to describe the activity, for example on mountain resort websites like this and indeed on maps and signs where the trails are marked as Winterwanderweg(en).

What would you suggest as an alternative?
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Re: Two words, English->German: help

winter walking = winterwandern, could also be schneeschuhwandern
winter walk = Winterwanderung (also possible: Schneespaziergang, note the alliteration in both words)
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Re: Two words, English->German: help

Spazieren is "to stroll" or "to take a walk", Wandern is "to hike" or "to trek". Both you do through walking.

So depending if you want to stoll or to hike, you choose the word accordingly :-)
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two words English -> German - Help

Hallo,
I have to translate in German "Winter stroll" / "Winter walk": would it be "Winter spaziergang", or maybe "Spaziergang im Winter"?
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Re: Two words, English->German: help

does anyone even say "winter walking" in English? Translate it however you want.

If "Home Alone" can become "Kevin Alein zu Hause" then "Winter Walking" can become "Schneelaufen in den Alpen mit Lust" for all anyone will care.
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