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    Hello all! It has been a while since I posted, but anyways, lets get down to it..

    I have to make a presentation in my first year german class about a topic of my choice, and I was thinking that shaving would be a very interesting subject. My issue is I am unsure of where to find a good place that has a good resources for translating certain nouns and verbs into german.

    If it all possible can someone point me in the right direction, or if you are confident in your own translations, what are the best words to describe the following in german:

    Nouns and their gender:

    Brush
    Soap
    Razor/straight-razor
    Strop
    Mirror
    Lather

    Verbs in the infinitive form:
    to shave
    to strop
    to clean

    Any other words you think might be useful would also be appreciated. My presentation only has to be 5 minutes long, and am thinking that I will do a quick demo (shave my cheek, and finish in the bathroom after).

    Much Appreciated! Thanks!

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    Just remembered that I had this on the computer, you could have it printed for some Show and Tell, Just make sure you know what the words are!

    Have fun!

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    Hi Xyphota, no Prob with translation, here are the words you searched in german:

    Brush - Pinsel
    Shaving Brush - Rasierpinsel
    Soap - Seife
    Shaving Soap - Rasierseife
    Shaving Cream - Rasiercreme
    Razor - Rasierer (this is the general term grammatically meaning all Razors, synonymical used mostly for Safety Razors)
    Straight Razor - Rasiermesser
    Safety Razor - Sicherheitsrasierer or Rasierhobel
    Strop - Abziehriemen
    Hanging Strop - Hägeriemen
    Paddle Strop - Stoßriemen
    Mirror - Spiegel
    Shaving Mirror - Rasierspiegel
    Lather - Rasierschaum

    to shave - rasieren (he,she,it shaves - er,sie,es rasiert)
    to strop - abziehen (theres only a general word thats according to strop in englisch language, the german word "abziehen" is also used for honing a Razor on finer stones,
    a more colloquial word for stroping is "ledern" what means to put something over the Leather respiktively to "leather" something).
    to clean - etwas (something) säubern / reinigen / pflegen

    There are a lot of other Words that are related to shaving or straight razors in general but i dont know if they are usefull for your presentation,
    if there are any english shaving related words you need the german translation for, please tell me, its no problem or big work for me to translate them :-)

    Best Regards and Good Luck with your presentation,
    Helge

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    Helge, could you translate the words on the picture? I 'think' I understand what they are but it would be helpful if you could clarify for all of us.

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    Hi Roy, no Prob, the Main Parts of the Straight Razor are called german/english:

    Scales - Heftschalen, colloqial also called just "Hefte" or "Schalen", the term is used for other knives, such als pocketknives too
    Head - Kopf
    Round-Head - Rundkopf
    French- or sometimes called Irish Head - Französischer Kopf (if it has two bevels at the sides its called "Schorkopf")
    Spanish Head -Spanischer Kopf or Hohlkopf (meaning hollowed Head, also used for the bigger types of Barbers Notchs)
    Square Head - Gradkopf (if it has the typical american Spike Point its colloquial called American Head or amerikanischer Kopf as these Head Types had been produced especially for the North American market)
    Tail - Angel
    Tang - Erl
    Spine - Rücken
    decorated Spine - Zierrücken (there are also terms like: flat spine - Flachrücken, rounded Spine - Rundrücken and highed spine - Hochrücken, the Hochrücken is especially often used for french Razors and merges often with the decorated spine that means also a beveled spine and not only a hammered or Guillioche Spine)
    Edge - Facette (the honed part of the Blade)
    belly - Wall (seperates the cutting Part of the Blade that is called "Wate" in Solingen, and the hollowed Part of the Blade that is called "Hohle" in Solingen for full hollow ground razors. the Wall is oftenly grinded away. The two Words Wate & Hohle are also used for heavier grinds except wedge grinds).
    Wedge (grind) - Keilschliff (the term wedge/Keil is also used for the Wedges that are used on Razor Scales).
    Rivets - Niet (pl. Nieten) (Rivet at the Tang -> Erlniet, Rivet at the Wedge -> Keilniet)
    If the Tang is serrated this is called "Serierung"

    There are also Words for the different Types of Shoulders and how the Tang is build.

    rounded Tang - Rundangel (a kind of tang i mostly know from english hollow ground razors)
    flated Tang - Flachangel
    Shoulderless Tang - Spiegelschliff (mirror grind at the Tang, the shoulder is grind away and a "mirror" is produced)

    The Bevel that is sometimes used on Tangs is called "Facette"

    The Part where the grinding will ended with grinding is called "Ansatz", i dont know the exact english word for it but i guess its called heel respiktively i hope you know what i mean, there are two types of it, those Razor like the Fili14 that only have one heel (in this Case the german Word would be "einfacher Ansatz, Ansatzlos") or two Heels like Razors from Aust for example (that would be called Double Heel or "Doppelansatz").

    Hope this helps :-)
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    I like your idea! Oddly enough I had to teach a student at my school how to shave today (unfortunality with a cartridge) because he was basically clueless and our dress code doesn't allow facial hair.
    You should tape your presentation and post it for us

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