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German translation: Spendenzusagen hängen von jemandem ab (hängen davon ab, dass jemand das Ziel erreicht)

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English term or phrase:pledges ride on someone's head
German translation:Spendenzusagen hängen von jemandem ab (hängen davon ab, dass jemand das Ziel erreicht)
Entered by: Ulrike Kraemer
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12:53 Nov 14, 2008
English to German translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / Charity
English term or phrase: pledge
I know that pledges are Spendenzusagen but I'm not sure how to handle this:

It's about a(n unlikely) participant in a charity fun run, an old woman who usually finishes hours behind the other racers but ... "a huge number of pledges always rode on her head."

Spendenzusagen that rode on her head? ;-) Thanks for enlightening me on this one.
Ulrike Kraemer
Germany
Local time: 13:31
viele Sponsorenzusagen hängen an ihr
Explanation:
oder etwas ähnliches!

:-)
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Colin Rowe
Germany
Local time: 13:31
Grading comment
Thanks a lot, Colin + Brigitte. Euch einen schönen Tag!
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3viele Sponsorenzusagen hängen an ihrColin Rowe
Summary of reference entries provided
ErklärungsversuchBrigitteHilgner
With BrigitteColin Rowe

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viele Sponsorenzusagen hängen an ihr


Explanation:
oder etwas ähnliches!

:-)

Colin Rowe
Germany
Local time: 13:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks a lot, Colin + Brigitte. Euch einen schönen Tag!
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14 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Reference: Erklärungsversuch

Reference information:
Hallo Ulrike, ich kenne das aus meiner Zeit in London: Eine Person "verpflichtet" sich, an einer sportlichen Veranstaltung (häufig irgendeinem Rennen) teilzunehmen und bis zu Ende durchzuhalten. Vorher sammelt sie im Freundes-/Kollegen- etc. Kreis Zusagen (meistens per Unterschriftenliste), einen bestimmten Betrag zu spenden, wenn die betreffende Person ihr Versprechen tatsächlich einlöst und z.B. den 10 km Lauf beendet (egal in welcher Zeit). Beispiel: Wenn Du mit dem Radl nach Wien fährst (egal in welcher Zeit), verpflichte ich mich, EUR 10.- für einen wohltätigen Zweck Deiner Wahl zu spenden.

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-11-14 13:58:42 GMT)
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Okay, ich geb's zu: Die Relation von sportlicher Leistung zu Spende ist üblicherweise eine günstigere - ich wollte einfach mal austesten, was da so drin ist ... Einmal um die Stadt für EUR 10,- wäre sicherlich realistischer. :-)

BrigitteHilgner
Austria
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 28
Note to reference poster
Asker: Laut Google Maps sind es von hier bis Wien ca. 860 km. Da müssen aber mehr als 10 Euro drin sein ... ;-)


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Colin Rowe: Good example! I once cycled from Hamburg to Hoek van Holland for charity (1000 km by our route)!! // At EUR 10 per 860 km, I guess that makes EUR 11.63!! ;-)
24 mins
  -> Wow! I am deeply impressed and have to admit that people I sponsored in the past were not quite so dynamic. Have a nice (sporty?) weekend!
agree  Inge Meinzer
1 hr
agree  Ingeborg Gowans: wow to Colin! I would pledge for that charity
3 hrs
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19 mins peer agreement (net): +5
Reference: With Brigitte

Reference information:
It means that she had been "sponsored" by lots of people. If she completes the run, then there are lots of people who have pledges to fulfil - i.e. are committed to donating (pre-determined) sums of money.

I have never understood, however, why this particular form of torture is described as a "fun run"! ;-)

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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-11-14 15:48:21 GMT)
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ride on (idiomatic) = hängen an

d.h. ganz eingfach, daß viele Sponsorenzusagen hängen an ihr. Wenn sie nicht teilnimmt, dann gehen viele Zusagen baden.
Man sagt auch, z.B., "There's a lot of money riding on this [race, etc.]".
The "on her head" simply means "on her". Literally on her head is nothing (unless she's wearing a hat to keep the cold out). ;-)

Colin Rowe
Germany
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Note to reference poster
Asker: Aha! Thanks for removing the "Brett vor meinem Kopf". No wonder it was dark in my head. Instead of pledge, I should have asked for "ride on her head" . Please enter your suggestion as an answer so I can deal out some points. :-)


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Hans G. Liepert: therefore I would go for 'Sponsorenzusagen' // In Germany as well: Sponsorenlauf (though the sponsors were 'only' paying, not running)
10 mins
  -> In my youth, this kind of event was usually called a "sponsored run". // In England also - the sponsors pay, the victims run!
agree  BrigitteHilgner: I think "Sponsorenzusage" should fit here.
48 mins
  -> Sounds good to me. Ebenfalls schönes Wochenende!
agree  Ingeborg Gowans: yes, this seems to fit best
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Ingeborg! I'll be sure to come looking here for sponsors next time! ;-)
agree  mill2
2 hrs
  -> Thanks!
agree  xxxCDBerlin
1 day1 hr
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Nov 17, 2008 - Changes made by Ulrike Kraemer:
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