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German translation: langgezogenes U / U mit breitem Boden

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English term or phrase:bathtub
German translation:langgezogenes U / U mit breitem Boden
Entered by: Maya Jurt
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00:59 Sep 4, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: bathtub
Q: What kind of growth should you be able to generate over the next two or three years?
A: That's a very difficult question to answer in this current economic environment. I could answer it better if you could tell me if it's going to be a V-shape, a U-shape, a bathtub or an L-shape.
Kai Becker
Germany
Local time: 03:08
langgezogenes U / U mit breitem Boden
Explanation:
I've seen loads of analysts talk about a V-, U- or L-shaped (economic) recovery lately.
Never heard of a bathtub-shaped recovery so far, but the meaning is pretty obvious: a recovery where the bottoming phase before the upturn lasts longer than in a real U-shaped recovery, but not quite as long as in an L-shaped one.
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Judith Schmid
France
Local time: 03:08
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Summary of answers provided
na +2langgezogenes U / U mit breitem BodenJudith Schmid
na +1badewannenförmigBright Day
na -1Badewanne
Alexander Schleber


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Badewanne


Explanation:
This is a tongue-in-cheek answer, where the answerer is basically trying to say that he does not have an answer. Also V-shape, U-shape and L-shape have no relation to existing terminology in economics, with the possible exception of the statistical curves. But that does not apopear to make sense either - who has heard of an L-shaped curve.

HTH


    Econmics studies at Columbia U., New York
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 03:08
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1466

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Bright Day: see below
16 mins
  -> OK. I guess my learning needs updating
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17 mins peer agreement (net): +1
badewannenförmig


Explanation:
I tend to disagree with the other answer you have been given: at least V- U- or L-shapes are very well used terms in the business world and though I haven't heard of the bathtub shape, it makes sense in the context, ie either the current economic crisis is V-shaped (will bounce immediately), U-shaped (will land softly and take off softly as well), bathtub shaped (bounce along the bottom and eventually recover much later) or L-shape (not recover).


    Financial Analyst in major US investment bank
Bright Day
Local time: 03:08
PRO pts in pair: 10

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Judith Schmid
4 mins
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21 mins peer agreement (net): +2
langgezogenes U / U mit breitem Boden


Explanation:
I've seen loads of analysts talk about a V-, U- or L-shaped (economic) recovery lately.
Never heard of a bathtub-shaped recovery so far, but the meaning is pretty obvious: a recovery where the bottoming phase before the upturn lasts longer than in a real U-shaped recovery, but not quite as long as in an L-shaped one.


    Erfahrung
Judith Schmid
France
Local time: 03:08
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 238

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  blitz
24 mins

agree  Hans-Henning Judek: Explanation is same as Bright Day, but I think the term fits better
1 hr
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