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German translation: dotcom whizkid

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09:36 Sep 12, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: dotcom whiz
It's obviously slang. The term was used in a TV interview. whiz is 'a young, successful person'- is there a short and racy German expression for it? And what about 'dotcom'? Is it translated or is it used in Germany as well?
anja
German translation:dotcom whizkid
Explanation:
As the previous person I would leave dotcom and use the unabbreviated whizkid for the German text - as dotcom this is a term that has entered German "dotcom.speak".

Good luck!
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Explanation:

Whiz is slang like you had already pointed out.

Synonyms in German would be

... eine Kanone, ein(e)Koenner(in), ein Profi ... etc.

that's all that comes to mind at the moment for whiz.

Concerning dotcom I would also suggest that you just use it as is. The term is widely used and understood in German.

For example when doing a search on German serch engines for dotcom you will get all kinds of results with dotcom in it. There is even a German magazine called dotcom - see below.

DotCom - Das Internet-Magazin
DotCom - Das Internet-Magazin. Sendetermine. Hardware Hardwarenews Hardwaretests. Software Softwarenews Softwaretests CD-Rom des Monats. Web & Wap Website......
URL: http://members.tripod.de/dotcom/index.

Hope this helps.

gwolf
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dotcom whizkid


Explanation:
As the previous person I would leave dotcom and use the unabbreviated whizkid for the German text - as dotcom this is a term that has entered German "dotcom.speak".

Good luck!


    any German search engine
Ute Wietfeld
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