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Sarah & Alfred

German translation: Sahrah & Alfred

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19:56 Aug 13, 2010
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Printing & Publishing
English term or phrase: Sarah & Alfred
How would it look to a native German speaker to see given names in English joined with an ampersand (&) in a heading or title (not in running text). My understanding is that '&' normally occurs in German only in company names, so I'm wondering if it would look odd in another context, such as a gift that is engraved with the name of a couple (e.g. "Sarah & Alfred"). Would it be preferable to write "Sarah and Alfred" instead? Again, this is NOT for running text.
artemova
German translation:Sahrah & Alfred
Explanation:
Wird durchaus bei Hochzeiten, Geburten... verwendet.

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Note added at 3 Stunden (2010-08-13 22:57:55 GMT)
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Sarah, nicht Sahrah.
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Jenny Streitparth
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Local time: 23:46
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3 +2Sahrah & Alfred
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1, peer agreement (net) from those meeting criteria: +1
sarah & alfred
Sahrah & Alfred


Explanation:
Wird durchaus bei Hochzeiten, Geburten... verwendet.

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Note added at 3 Stunden (2010-08-13 22:57:55 GMT)
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Sarah, nicht Sahrah.

Jenny Streitparth
New Zealand
Local time: 23:46
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Daniel Gebauer: aber Sarah, ohne Mitte-h
1 hr
  -> Uups, sicher das. Danke.

neutral  Ulrike Kraemer: While it may durchaus be used, it does look ugly (at least to my German eyes). I'd ALWAYS write "Sarah und Alfred"
16 hrs
  -> Ist eben eine Frage des Geschmacks und auch eher ein neues Phänomen im "außerkaufmännischen" Bereich.

agree  Anita Nirschl (meets criteria): I would definitely prefer "&" with engraved names on a gift. I 'd never use it in running text, though.
3 days12 hrs
  -> Ditto. Thank you.
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