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    Translation correct?

    zerfallen - break down/ crumble

    Source Language Term

    zerfallen

    Correct?

    break down/ crumble

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    How long does it take for a piece of plastic to crumble into small particles?

    Is it correct - for a piece of plastic...or do you just say :
    How long does it take a piece of plastic to crumble into small particles.

    and would a native speaker say crumble into small pieces or would he rather say to break down into sm. pieces / or decompose into sm. p.?
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    How long does it take for a piece of plastic to crumble into small particles?

    Is it correct - for a piece of plastic...or do you just say :
    How long does it take a piece of plastic to crumble into small particles.

    and would a native speaker say crumble into small pieces or would he rather say to break down into sm. pieces / or decompose into sm. p.?
    Authorjasminet (574235) 21 Mar 11, 14:48
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    decay
    #1AuthorRe21 Mar 11, 14:50
    Comment
    decompose, vielleicht auch noch break down, aber nicht crumble
    #2AuthorDragon (238202) 21 Mar 11, 14:53
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    thnx!
    and what about the first part of the sentence?

    How long does it take for a piece of plastic or without FOR ?

    #3Authorjasminet (574235) 21 Mar 11, 15:01
     
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