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How would you translate

In this city it is normal that one gets stuck in traffic for hours.

I have problem with "get stuck in traffic":

In dieser Stadt ist es normal, dass man stundenlang im Traffic bleibt.

Is there a better, more direct way to translate?

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Actually, you just forgot to translate "stuck" ;) –  Em1 Jan 21 '14 at 19:58
Und "Traffic", außer man meint einen Zigaretten/Zeitungskiosk in Österreich. Wird aber wohl abweichend geschrieben? –  user unknown Jan 22 '14 at 2:36

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The phrasing is actually closer than you expected.

In dieser Stadt ist es normal, dass man im Verkehr stecken bleibt.

Another very common way to say it is this:

..., dass man stundenlang im Stau steht.

But there are other versions too.

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