leaf-blower

English translation: جهاز /أداة نفخ أوراق الشجر

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Arabic term or phrase:leaf-blower
English translation:جهاز /أداة نفخ أوراق الشجر
Entered by: Nadia Ayoub

20:37 Jun 5, 2010
Arabic to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Marketing / Market Research / The field is related to brands
Arabic term or phrase: leaf-blower
"This turns marketing into a leaf blower – primarily pushing out current inventory to maximize current quarterly earnings for shareholders."
Radwa ElShami
Egypt
Local time: 02:18
جهاز /أداة نفخ أوراق الشجر
Explanation:
http://www.google.com.eg/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&...

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Note added at 4 days (2010-06-10 10:43:31 GMT)
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I also feel it sounds weird, and could find no similar use of the term on the net, but since the following term "pushing out" explains why marketing is being compared to a leaf blower, I thought the sentence could nevertheless be understood in Arabic. Alternatively you could use something with the same effect such as "الرياح العنيفة" or "القوة الدافعة", which would be less alien in the context of the Arabic sentence.
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Nadia Ayoub
Egypt
Local time: 02:18
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4جهاز /أداة نفخ أوراق الشجر
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جهاز /أداة نفخ أوراق الشجر


Explanation:
http://www.google.com.eg/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&...

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Note added at 4 days (2010-06-10 10:43:31 GMT)
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I also feel it sounds weird, and could find no similar use of the term on the net, but since the following term "pushing out" explains why marketing is being compared to a leaf blower, I thought the sentence could nevertheless be understood in Arabic. Alternatively you could use something with the same effect such as "الرياح العنيفة" or "القوة الدافعة", which would be less alien in the context of the Arabic sentence.

Nadia Ayoub
Egypt
Local time: 02:18
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 12
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you for the information provided. I still don't understand what a leaf-blower could best be put as in the context of the provided sentence. Could you help?

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