what is the german word of skiffs?

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Depending on the context, which you did not give, it might be either "Ruderboot" or "Jolle".

A "Ruderboot" is a small vessel without sails, whereas a "Jolle" might also have a (small) "sail".


The word "Das Skiff" also exists in German. It refers to a single person rowing boat, a so called "Einer".


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    Additionally, it's not commonly understood by an average German. – hiergiltdiestfu Aug 14 '17 at 10:11
  • That's right, but the same may be true for "Einer" and "Jolle". – Thorsten Dittmar Aug 14 '17 at 12:20
  • @ThorstenDittmar I think the average German knows "Jolle" to be a vessel, while he might have no idea what "Skiff" and "Einer" are. That's just my feeling. – Ludi Aug 14 '17 at 20:31
  • @Ludi Well, I didn't know the word Skiff existed in German either :-) But I still think it is worth noting that it does. – Thorsten Dittmar Aug 15 '17 at 6:21
  • @ThorstenDittmar certainly worth it! – Ludi Aug 15 '17 at 9:32

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