German translation: der MVV

16:14 Oct 20, 2004
English to German translations [PRO]
Linguistics / Website forum postings
English term or phrase: MVV
I am translating from German into Spanish, and need to know the gender of "MVV," which I assume is a means of transportation.
The text is from a website ( forum posting:

Hiya Vanessa,
It's sad to hear about your bad experiences. But I love
the Germans. Six years ago, only at 23 years old, my sister and I (both Chinese, black hair and all), embarked on a 40 day backpacking trip to many countries of Europe. And I must say, I was impressed by the Germans, who offered information without my asking.
For example, when we were in Munich, the moment we stepped
out of the MVV, an old man who spoke almost no English, pointed to a noticeboard and said ,'Bed.. bed.' He was telling us where we could find lodgings. And he was pointing to an advertisement by a youth hostel. Just a few steps later when we came out of the station, even before we could make sense of our direction, a middle-age couple
came up and asked if we were looking for the youth hostel
and immediately pointed us in the right direction. Such graciousness, we did not have the good luck to meet elsewhere in Europe.

María Eugenia Wachtendorff
Local time: 11:50
German translation:der MVV
Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund
Selected response from:

United States
Local time: 09:50
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Summary of answers provided
5 +3der MVV

Discussion entries: 4



1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
der MVV

Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund

United States
Local time: 09:50
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Aniello Scognamiglio: Ganz sicher, Münchner! Here noch die Website mit der engl. Version:
2 mins

agree  Heidi Stone-Schaller: yep; they mean "the moment we stepped out of the subway", probably
2 mins

agree  Kim Metzger: I guess they organized the trip?
3 mins
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search