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|Posted by Jason on 2019-12-17 06:12:55|
|This is why translating words to create meaning is not the way to go I'm afraid. It's actually better the other way round. |
Eisschwimmer means ice float. Schwimmer does not just mean a person that swims. It's the same with kühlschiff. Schiff basically means something that holds something. Yes, it is also a vessel. And friendship in English has nothing to do with boats (but it does have a lot to do with 'holding' something). As in, keeping it. Hence kühlschiff is just a vessel that keeps something cool.
We call it an ice float. The same.