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|German to English translations [PRO]|
Marketing / globalization
|German term or phrase: enterprise vs. company|
|enterprise vs. company?|
I have heard different opinions re. the translation of "Unternehmen". One of the text examples is as follows:
Unter dem Begriff Globalisierung versteht man die strategische Entscheidung eines Unternehmens, in allen relevanten Ländern der Erde präsent zu sein und somit grenzüberschreitend tätig zu sein.
Thanks for your input!
I am a bit confused by your question. You ask a translation from English to German, but the sentence you quote indicates that you want to understand the term "Unternehmen" in English.
Unternehmen in the sense of "untertaking or initiative" is "enterprise".
Unternehmen in the sense of "company or firm" is COMPANY.
Does this answer your question? HTH
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|Maya, thanks a bunch! Sorry for the confusion . . .|
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Unternehmen / Gesellschaft
The word enterprise refers to the enterprise you are pursuing as an enterpreneur, that is why I would rather translate it as "Unternehmen". It concerns the activities of a company.
"Company", by contrast, refers to the structure (also the legal structure) of the entity and is frequently part of the legal designation of an entity, e.g. limited liability company. This is why I would translate it as "Gesellschaft"; in certain places the word "Firma" may be appropriate.
There are occasions when you may want to deviate from this rule. I have found it a good guideline to go by, though, and have never experienced any problems with clients.
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