et al.

German translation: und andere, u.a.

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English term or phrase:et al.
German translation:und andere, u.a.

22:20 Aug 6, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: et al.
Microsoft,Oracle,Sun, et.al
Wolfgang Tiefert
Local time: 02:48
und Mitarbeiter
Explanation:
et alii (Latin)> and others
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 02:48
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Summary of answers provided
na +5u.a.
Martina Ley
na +3et al.
Sven Petersson
naund weitere, und andere (Firmen)
IngePreiss
naund Mitarbeiter
Sven Petersson


  

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24 mins
und Mitarbeiter


Explanation:
et alii (Latin)> and others

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 02:48
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 434
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31 mins
und weitere, und andere (Firmen)


Explanation:
i think since several corporations are mentioned here et.al. which means "and others" refers to other companies here.

Inge

IngePreiss
Germany
Local time: 02:48
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 82
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +3
et al.


Explanation:
et alii (Latin).

A German language Google search on "et al" produces 158000 hits. Conclusion: "et al." is in common use in the German language.
It would be wrong for a translator to guess what the author meant with "et al." ("Mitarbeiter" and/or "Firmen"). "andere" or "weitere" sounds home-cooked.
I withdraw my previous suggestion and recommend leaving the Latin "et al." in the translated text.

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 02:48
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 434

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dagmar Drews-Müller (X)
3 mins
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agree  Irene Fried
11 hrs
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agree  Judith Schmid
1 day 15 mins
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +5
u.a.


Explanation:
I agree with the recommendation to let it not translated, but I think there is a simple, much used equivalent in German, namely u.a. und andere.

Martina

Martina Ley
Local time: 02:48
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
PRO pts in pair: 67

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Martin Schneekloth (X)
19 hrs
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agree  Katrin Zinsmeister: Richtig! Et al. wird bei Literaturangaben benutzt, aber sonst ist u.a. wesentlich besser!
22 hrs
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agree  Andrea Kopf
1 day 3 hrs
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agree  Christoph Wolters
2 days 3 hrs
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agree  Evelyn Frank: Ergänzung zu Katharina Zinsmeister: allg. bei Zitat wiss. Texte, wirkt bei Aufzählungen eher gestelzt.
3 days 3 hrs
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