Insert Key

13:40 Dec 4, 2000
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Insert Key
...as part of the instructions on the back of a card key (for door locks). This is basically intended as a polite command.
Mark Lewis


Summary of answers provided
naSchlüsselkarte einführen
Andrea McNamara (X)
naSchlüssel einstecken
Ulrike Lieder (X)
naSchlüsselkarte hineinstecken
Sabine Wedemeyer
naSchluessel hineinstecken
Sabine Cane (X)


  

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3 mins
Schluessel hineinstecken


Explanation:
(Bitte den) Schluessel (hier) hineinstecken

Sabine Cane (X)
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1 hr
Schlüsselkarte hineinstecken


Explanation:
Ich würde das Wort Schlüsselkarte verwenden. Deutsche sind sehr genau in der Wortwahl, und würden bei 'Schüssel reinstecken" noch nach dem tatsächlichen Schlüssel suchen!

(Langjährige Erfahrung im Tourismus!)

Sabine Wedemeyer
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1 hr
Schlüssel einstecken


Explanation:
For this context, I would not use "hineinstecken" as it is too specific (like "Schlüssel hier hineinstecken" or "Schlüssel in den Schlüsselkartenschlitz hineinstecken").

As a more general instruction, "Schlüssel einstecken" would be the correct term.



Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 11:45
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505

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Mats Wiman
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15 hrs
Schlüsselkarte einführen


Explanation:
I agree that the Key should be named Key card if in fact it is a card, or people will seriously look for a key.

I would use 'einführen' for 'insert' as it is a gentler term. Especially with appliances and cards, stecken might be done hard where einführen means to guide it in gently.

Just a thought ... the others are correct, too.

I hope it helps ...

Andrea McNamara (X)

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Sabine Wedemeyer Andrea McNamara
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