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ein vielfältiges, überwiegend ehrenamtliches Engagement

English translation: a many-faceted (multifaceted) commitment, primarily on a voluntary basis (in an honorary capacity)

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German term or phrase:ein vielfältiges, überwiegend ehrenamtliches Engagement
English translation:a many-faceted (multifaceted) commitment, primarily on a voluntary basis (in an honorary capacity)
Entered by: William Stein
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20:50 Nov 7, 2003
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
German term or phrase: ein vielfältiges, überwiegend ehrenamtliches Engagement
could we translate this by "a cumulative involvement, mainly on an honorary basis"?
GLACET Anne
a many-faceted commitment, primarily on a voluntary basis
Explanation:
I think the point is that she's working for free (voluntarily)

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Note added at 2 mins (2003-11-07 20:53:38 GMT)
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Oxford gives: \"in an honorary capacity\" for Ehrenamtlich.

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Note added at 4 mins (2003-11-07 20:54:46 GMT)
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Okay, final version:
a many-faceted commitment, primarily in an honorary capacity


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William Stein
Costa Rica
Local time: 22:35
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Summary of answers provided
3 +11a many-faceted commitment, primarily on a voluntary basis
William Stein


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +11
ein vielfältiges, überwiegend ehrenamtliches Engagement
a many-faceted commitment, primarily on a voluntary basis


Explanation:
I think the point is that she's working for free (voluntarily)

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Note added at 2 mins (2003-11-07 20:53:38 GMT)
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Oxford gives: \"in an honorary capacity\" for Ehrenamtlich.

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Note added at 4 mins (2003-11-07 20:54:46 GMT)
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Okay, final version:
a many-faceted commitment, primarily in an honorary capacity




William Stein
Costa Rica
Local time: 22:35
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ezbounty@aol.co: last suggestion sounds best
7 mins

agree  Trudy Peters: multifaceted + last option
27 mins

agree  Speak Easy: what about multi-faceted....j
4 hrs

agree  xxxAnglo-German
6 hrs

agree  zhdim: multifaceted
7 hrs

agree  GeorgeH
12 hrs

agree  Pat Jenner: or 'varied'
14 hrs

agree  Gordon Darroch
15 hrs

agree  Elke Koehnke: multifaceted
1 day12 hrs

agree  David Moore: like the final version!
2 days14 hrs

agree  orla: I prefer on a voluntary basis - much more normal
2 days22 hrs
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Feb 9, 2010 - Changes made by Kim Metzger:
FieldOther » Bus/Financial
Field (specific)(none) » Business/Commerce (general)


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