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English translation: catch-up economy

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German term or phrase:Nachhol-Ökonomie
English translation:catch-up economy
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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23:38 Jul 12, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Nachhol-Ökonomie
"Die europaeische Vertragen ... dem wir die Blasenwirtschaft in die sogennanten Nachhol-Oekonomien zu verdanken haben..."

My translation is "emerging economies," with reference to eastern Europe. Is that correct?
Susan Welsh
United States
Local time: 22:53
catch-up economy
Explanation:
What else? Or, put another way, how would you translate the term "catch-up economy" into German?

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Yes, but "emerging economy" is not the same idea at all. That would be more like "Schwellenland". (I would expect a catch-up economy to be a former Second World country and an emerging economy to be emerging from the Third World, and likewise for the German counterparts.)

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Null notes now?!

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Sorry, I just got an email saying you'd left a note, but it was blank!

I think Ireland has more than caught up by now!
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Richard Benham
France
Local time: 04:53
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Nachhol-Oekonomie
catch-up economy


Explanation:
What else? Or, put another way, how would you translate the term "catch-up economy" into German?

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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-07-13 02:26:15 GMT)
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Yes, but "emerging economy" is not the same idea at all. That would be more like "Schwellenland". (I would expect a catch-up economy to be a former Second World country and an emerging economy to be emerging from the Third World, and likewise for the German counterparts.)

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Note added at 16 hrs (2008-07-13 16:33:11 GMT)
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Null notes now?!

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Note added at 16 hrs (2008-07-13 16:34:34 GMT) Post-grading
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Sorry, I just got an email saying you'd left a note, but it was blank!

I think Ireland has more than caught up by now!

Richard Benham
France
Local time: 04:53
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PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks for your help.
Notes to answerer
Asker: I never heard of the English phrase "catch-up economy," whereas emerging economy is commonly used. But you're right, Google does show a little bit of use of the former, so perhaps it functions.

Asker:

Asker: Thank you Richard and Ingrid. I was able to reach the author, who confirmed "catch-up." She had in mind Greece, Portugal, Ireland, and the eastern European countries.


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Changes made by editors
Jul 13, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedNachhol-Oekonomie » Nachhol-Ökonomie
Jul 13, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/625898">Susan Welsh's</a> old entry - "Nachhol-Oekonomie" » "catch-up economy"


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