Thursday, August 8, 2013

German wheelbarrow, an old one

This photo is from Wikipedia. From its name I learn that the German word for wheelbarrow is "schubkarre." My first thought is "schlep" and "cart." I await the clarification of a German. (I'll try to remember to send a link to Wolfgang Marquardt or Sabine Reichelt after this post is out.)

That wheelbarrow is in an open-air museum in Germany. The image lives here and is linked on wikipedia's Wheelbarrow page.

Deutsch: Schubkarre im Freilichtmuseum Neuhausen ob Eck
English: Wheelbarrow at the Freilichtmuseum Neuhausen ob Eck

Sabine wrote:  ""Schub" comes from "push", and "karre" means "cart", maybe it is because one has to push the cart to get it go. "

Wolfgang wrote:  Schub comes from schieben means Pushing

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