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    Thread: What does the word "PASSAT" mean?

    1. Member quailallstar's Avatar
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      01-19-2002 11:01 AM #1
      What does the word "PASSAT" mean? Im just curius as to what this means? Is this German for road trip, or trip? lol, I have no clue.
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      01-19-2002 11:32 AM #2
      It's Italian I believe for some sort of trade wind. I'm sure someone will have details.
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    3. 01-19-2002 11:46 AM #3
      Passatströmung = tradewind.

      But from what many say, Passat is translated as: tradewind.

      -C


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      01-19-2002 11:50 AM #4
      quote:
      Passatströmung = tradewind.

      But from what many say, Passat is translated as: tradewind.

      -C



      I went to this German/English online dictionary and this is what it told me.


      Passatströmung was found one time.


      Passatströmung [f,sg]
      equatorial current

      Use at your own risk.

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    5. 01-19-2002 11:52 AM #5
      Many of the of the VW model names represent wind names:

      Golf = Gulf wind
      Sirroco = Desert Wind
      etc.


      [Modified by Bob V, 8:53 AM 1-19-2002]


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      01-19-2002 11:57 AM #6
      For a brief history lesson on the Passat go to: http://www.visi.com/~bhjelt/history.html

    7. 01-19-2002 12:27 PM #7

      It means "break like the wind".


      ..Alpha


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      01-19-2002 12:59 PM #8

    9. 01-19-2002 04:05 PM #9
      You guys are all wrong.

      Passat is German for "obsessive compulsion dissorder related to the need to spend obscene amounts of money on mods."


    10. 01-19-2002 05:07 PM #10

      ...I think you are absolutely right, BTW...


    11. 01-19-2002 06:03 PM #11
      assat&searchLoc=0&relink=off&deStem=standard&lang=en" TARGET="_blank">http://dict.leo.org/?searchassat&searchLoc=0&relink=off&deStem=standard&lang=en
      According to this German/English dictionay, "der passat" translates to "tradewind".


      [Modified by vw20v18t, 6:05 PM 1-19-2002]

    12. 01-19-2002 06:24 PM #12
      I found this link about a Ship named the Passat. It had an interesting history.

      Check it out. http://pc-78-120.udac.se:8001/WWW/Nautica/Ships/Fourmast_ships/Passat(1911).html


    13. 01-21-2002 09:51 AM #13
      I had asked this same question to this group several months ago, and got a similar set of knowledgeable replies. We need to give ourselves some credit for our aggregate knowledge of both VW technical issues and VW lore and history. Try asking a sales or service representative at your local VW dealership, and let me know if you get a more expressive response that, "Er, ..., umm,.... duh."

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