English translation: Consumer

08:47 Jun 21, 2011
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Accounting / Description of stock holdings
Danish term or phrase: Konsument
One of the industries listed is "Konsument". Normally I would translate this as consumption. However, there is another item named "Forbrug", which is clearly Consumption. So I am a little confused. Does anybody know what the difference is between "Forbrug" and "konsument" and what would be the best translation of "Konsument" if "Consumption is used for "Forbrug"?

Hope anybody can provide a clue
John Geary
Local time: 16:29
English translation:Consumer
Hard to say without more context, but could this be used?
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Diarmuid Kennan
Local time: 15:29
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Thank you very much
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Hard to say without more context, but could this be used?

Diarmuid Kennan
Local time: 15:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Thank you very much

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Helen Johnson: I hope so - I always do!
28 mins

neutral  Y. Peraza: But John says the word "Konsument" appears in a list of industries.
32 mins

agree  Jørgen Madsen
1 hr

agree  Elzbieta Petlicka
1 hr

agree  Charles Ek: Using it here as an adjective, i.e., in a list of types of industries, is pretty common. See http://tinyurl.com/3j26rcs for examples.
3 hrs

agree  Suzanne Blangsted (X)
1 day 6 hrs
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