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German translation: Reduzieren, Ressourcen schonen, recycling

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English term or phrase:reduce,reuse,recycle
German translation:Reduzieren, Ressourcen schonen, recycling
Entered by: Johanna Timm, PhD
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12:36 Oct 14, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: reduce,reuse,recycle
The famous three R's for the protection of our environment
Any creative solutions ( is there a comaparble German slogan?)much appreciated
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 01:09
Reduzieren, wiederverwenden, recycling
Explanation:
I have heard "recycle" before in Germany, but never "reduce" for "reduzieren." I had tried to find 3 W's
for your 3r's, but I did not, i.e.
recylce-wiederverarbeiten, wiedergewinnen
reuse-wiederbenutzen
reduce-reduzieren, verringern (here lies the problem)--and the others are rather long and Germanic. I found a neat website who gives some alternatives for your 3r's:
http://home.t-online.de/home/w.eichelberg/w-3.htm
reduce-reduzieren
reuse-erneut verwenden, wiedergebrauchen
recycle-regenieren (however, with recycle, I would opt to leave it as is)
Go to this page:http://www.gruener-punkt.de/de/
It is also translated into English and
you will find the extensive use of Recycling in German language. However,
reuse and reduce are NOT used. Matter of
fact "reduce" is with "entsorgen" uebersetzt. They have many useful links
on this site--again in both languages.
http://www.gruener-punkt.de/oeko-links/de/index.php3

Good luck,
Lis
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Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 04:09
Grading comment
Thanks for the time to do some research on my question. I was not quite satisfied with the results and started a google search of German pages - voila! I found exactly waht I needed. The Germans use the slogan: Reduzieren, Ressourcen schonen, Recyclen! Thanks anyway!
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Summary of answers provided
naReduzieren, wiederverwenden, recycling
Elisabeth Moser
nareduce, reuse, recycle
Grusche Rosenkranz


  

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19 mins
reduce, reuse, recycle


Explanation:
We use the English words!
Greetings, Grusche.

Grusche Rosenkranz
Spain
Local time: 10:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Reduzieren, wiederverwenden, recycling


Explanation:
I have heard "recycle" before in Germany, but never "reduce" for "reduzieren." I had tried to find 3 W's
for your 3r's, but I did not, i.e.
recylce-wiederverarbeiten, wiedergewinnen
reuse-wiederbenutzen
reduce-reduzieren, verringern (here lies the problem)--and the others are rather long and Germanic. I found a neat website who gives some alternatives for your 3r's:
http://home.t-online.de/home/w.eichelberg/w-3.htm
reduce-reduzieren
reuse-erneut verwenden, wiedergebrauchen
recycle-regenieren (however, with recycle, I would opt to leave it as is)
Go to this page:http://www.gruener-punkt.de/de/
It is also translated into English and
you will find the extensive use of Recycling in German language. However,
reuse and reduce are NOT used. Matter of
fact "reduce" is with "entsorgen" uebersetzt. They have many useful links
on this site--again in both languages.
http://www.gruener-punkt.de/oeko-links/de/index.php3

Good luck,
Lis


    Reference: http://www.gruener-punkt.de/de/
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 04:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thanks for the time to do some research on my question. I was not quite satisfied with the results and started a google search of German pages - voila! I found exactly waht I needed. The Germans use the slogan: Reduzieren, Ressourcen schonen, Recyclen! Thanks anyway!

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