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German translation: nicht offiziell, inoffiziell, vertraulich

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14:09 Feb 20, 2002
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: on the record
One criminal to another, "Go to this address. Talk to Brown. Tell him I want out of here. Nothing on the record."
Gitte
German translation:nicht offiziell, inoffiziell, vertraulich
Explanation:
Since the sentence goes "Nothing on the record" it means off the record, and since the context is about criminals I'd use "vertraulich".

Hope this helps
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pschmitt
Local time: 04:34
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Makes sense... thanks a lot!
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1offiziell
Elvira Stoianov
4 +1Nichts offiziellChrista Zeller Thomas
4nicht offiziell, inoffiziell, vertraulich
pschmitt


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offiziell


Explanation:
in this context

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Note added at 2002-02-20 14:11:53 (GMT)
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there is also off the record (which is the case here) meaning unofficial

Elvira Stoianov
Luxembourg
Local time: 05:34
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian, Native in HungarianHungarian
PRO pts in pair: 726

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agree  swisstell
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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Nichts offiziell


Explanation:
If something is "on the record" it's official, I would say.

Christa Zeller Thomas
PRO pts in pair: 31

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agree  Geneviève von Levetzow: Nichts offizielles finde ich sprachlich korrekter.
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
nicht offiziell, inoffiziell, vertraulich


Explanation:
Since the sentence goes "Nothing on the record" it means off the record, and since the context is about criminals I'd use "vertraulich".

Hope this helps

pschmitt
Local time: 04:34
PRO pts in pair: 309
Grading comment
Makes sense... thanks a lot!
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