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10:43 Mar 9, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Economics / Inflation
German term or phrase: vornehmen
From a discussion about inflation and more specifically here the affects on (perceived) inflation of price changes resulting from changes in quality. I'm having trouble with the entire sentence, truth be told. Here it is:

"Preisänderungen und adaptierte Preise infolge von Qualitätsunterschieden – wie sie die Inflationsmessung aber berücksichtigt und vornimmt und die teils mit erheblichen inflationsdämpfenden Effekten verbunden sein können – bleiben weitgehend unbeachtet."

This is my attempt, but I'm not convinced by it:

"Price changes and adjusted prices resulting from quality differences – how the methods used for measuring inflation take them into account and deal with them, and which sometimes may be linked with considerable inflation-damping effects – go largely unregarded."

Can anyone help to clarify it for me, please? TIA
Alexandra Duckitt
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:25
English translation:incorporate
Explanation:
I don't think there's any special separate meaning of 'vornehmen' here, which is pretty much synonymous with 'berücksichtigen'. If more than one term is also required in English then maybe: '...are taken into account and incorporated in the measurement of inflation'

The crucial point that I think your version is missing, however, is the 'aber': "Price changes and adjustments to prices as a result of differences in quality - but in the manner in which they are reported and incorporated in the measurement of inflation, and which may sometimes be linked with substantial inflation-damping effects - are largely left out of account".

The structure of the English is too dense, like that of the original, but the point seems to be that these sorts of changes are already (in theory) taken into account in measuring inflation but *the way in which that is done* is defective and so (in practice) the effect of these sorts of changes is not properly reflected in the inflation figures ie inflation is overstated because price increases due to improvements in quality etc and which are therefore not inflationary are not factored out properly.
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Kieran McCann
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:25
Grading comment
Thank you; this helped me to get my head round it a bit more!
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incorporate


Explanation:
I don't think there's any special separate meaning of 'vornehmen' here, which is pretty much synonymous with 'berücksichtigen'. If more than one term is also required in English then maybe: '...are taken into account and incorporated in the measurement of inflation'

The crucial point that I think your version is missing, however, is the 'aber': "Price changes and adjustments to prices as a result of differences in quality - but in the manner in which they are reported and incorporated in the measurement of inflation, and which may sometimes be linked with substantial inflation-damping effects - are largely left out of account".

The structure of the English is too dense, like that of the original, but the point seems to be that these sorts of changes are already (in theory) taken into account in measuring inflation but *the way in which that is done* is defective and so (in practice) the effect of these sorts of changes is not properly reflected in the inflation figures ie inflation is overstated because price increases due to improvements in quality etc and which are therefore not inflationary are not factored out properly.

Kieran McCann
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:25
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PRO pts in category: 36
Grading comment
Thank you; this helped me to get my head round it a bit more!
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Mar 9, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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