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DefinedMeaning talk:Spaten (525509)

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This DM appears to be the same as DefinedMeaning:spade (392023), but since the definitions are only given in French and Spain, which I both don't understand, I can't be sure. In case they are the same, this one should be deleted. --dh 00:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

No, it is different.
DefinedMeaning:spade (392023) is [1] (in French "pelle"), a rather generic term.
The present DM is [2] (in French "bêche"), specifically adapted to digging or removing earth (therefore, usually square shaped, and made so that you can push with your foot on it. I have used one myself).
The definitions seem correct. However, it may be that the translations are wrong.
I have translated the definition. If not clear enough, have a look at the Wikipedia article in English. --Kipcool 14:49, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
No, the definition is clear and in fact exactly what I thought DefinedMeaning:spade (392023) is about. It's German "Spaten" and English "Spade" and it is clearly distinguished from German "Schaufel", that is, if you work on a farm or in construction and someone asks you to get a "Schaufel" and you would come back with a "Spaten" they'd not be amused (and maybe just to teach you the difference they'd let you move some material with the "Spaten". After that you'll never again mix them up :) --dh 20:49, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
But I think the definition could be clearer. If I didn't know what was meant, I'd probably not be sure since there are many tools with handle and sharp, flat edges. --dh 20:57, 9 November 2009 (UTC)