set several years apart from each other (sections, book)

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Yellow Parrot

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UK
English + Parrot ;)
Hallo,

I am talking about a book, which is split into three sections.
Each section is set several years apart from each other.
Could I translate this as: "Jeden Teil des Buches ist mehrere Jahren getrennt voneinander"? :confused:

Danke im Voraus! :)
 
  • manthano

    Member
    German
    I would suggest something like

    „Die Abschnitte des Buches spielen/handeln zu (verschiedenen) Zeiten, die (jeweils) mehere Jahre auseinanderliegen.“

    or

    „Die Abschnitte des Buches liegen (jeweils) mehrere Jahre auseinander.“

    I find the second translation (although sounding a bit smoother) a bit imprecise, however: after all, it is not the sections of the book that are several years apart but the events described in the sections that are several years apart.


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