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goodwill doesn't balance my books

German translation: Firmen- bzw. Geschäftswert

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English term or phrase:goodwill
German translation:Firmen- bzw. Geschäftswert
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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07:34 Feb 22, 2002
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Accounting
English term or phrase: goodwill doesn't balance my books
Goodwill doesn't balance my books. I need receipts.
Petra
Goodwill = Firmen- bzw. Geschäftswert
Explanation:
Mit einem Firmenwert kann ich nicht bilanzieren. Ich brauche Geldeingänge.

HTH

Alison
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Alison Riddell
Germany
Local time: 14:00
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1Goodwill = Firmen- bzw. Geschäftswert
Alison Riddell
4Guter Wille gleicht meine Konten nicht aus. Ich brauche Einnahmen.
Teresa Duran-Sanchez
4Goodwill gleicht meine Buchhaltung nicht aus.
Alexander Schleber


  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Goodwill = Firmen- bzw. Geschäftswert


Explanation:
Mit einem Firmenwert kann ich nicht bilanzieren. Ich brauche Geldeingänge.

HTH

Alison

Alison Riddell
Germany
Local time: 14:00
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 18
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agree  Sandra Schlatter
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Goodwill gleicht meine Buchhaltung nicht aus.


Explanation:
I think this is what they mean, namely that goodwill (which is also used in Germany, but capitalized)does not help to cover costs in the bookkeeping.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Local time: 14:00
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Guter Wille gleicht meine Konten nicht aus. Ich brauche Einnahmen.


Explanation:
I think Petra means that just good will won´t help with the accounts.

I´m not German native speaker, though, somebody should agree that this sentence is well constructed.

Teresa Duran-Sanchez
Spain
Local time: 14:00
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Changes made by editors
Mar 12, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/20268">Alison Riddell's</a> old entry - "Goodwill" » "Firmen- bzw. Geschäftswert"
Mar 12, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedfirst sentence » goodwill doesn\'t balance my books
Field (specific)(none) » Accounting
Mar 12, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO


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