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German translation: Instant Messenger, Instant Messenger Software, Software zur Sofortkommunikation

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23:17 Sep 14, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: instant messenger
This is a messenger system for which AOL and others make programs like AOL Instant Messenger. Anyone know, if this usually stays the same? If not, how is it translated? Thanks in advance!
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 12:47
German translation:Instant Messenger, Instant Messenger Software, Software zur Sofortkommunikation
Explanation:
Again: One of those Computerspeak words you just leave in English.
Browsing through several German search engines I foun articles like
"Der Krieg der Instant Messenger" www.pcWelt.de
"Was sind Instant Messenge?r" www.fws.bonn.de
"Was ist ein Instant Messenger?" www.womanticker.de

The only translation I came across was: "Sofortkommunikation", but the best translation is no translation.
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Marianne Hartz-Poseck
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Local time: 20:47
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Summary of answers provided
naInstant Messenger, Instant Messenger Software, Software zur Sofortkommunikation
Marianne Hartz-Poseck
na"Internet-Telegram" or "AIM" or "Instant Mesenger"Dan McCrosky
naInstant Messenger
Michael Scheidler
naEilbote
Mats Wiman


  

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11 mins
Eilbote


Explanation:
Eilbote=Express messenger

Since I don't live in Germany any more (1995) I wouldn't know if and how it is translated.

Fellows in Germany: Hilfe!

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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17 mins
Instant Messenger


Explanation:
I am a German Compuserve member and I work with the German User Interface. It stays indeed the same. I think that Compuserve established this system first and now AOL adopts it, no wonder as it's the same company now.


    own experience
Michael Scheidler
Local time: 20:47
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27 mins
"Internet-Telegram" or "AIM" or "Instant Mesenger"


Explanation:
AOL Germany does not translate the term, they only explain it and then use the abbreviation AIM:

AIM - Das Internet-Telegramm
Mit dem AOL Instant Messenger kostenlos:
Viele, nette Leute kennenlernen
Internet-Telegramme verschicken
Sehen, welcher Freund gerade online ist
Das große Chat-Angebot im Web nutzen
Sich ganz private Chat-Räume einrichten

http://www.aol.de/aim/index.html

- HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
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30 mins
Instant Messenger, Instant Messenger Software, Software zur Sofortkommunikation


Explanation:
Again: One of those Computerspeak words you just leave in English.
Browsing through several German search engines I foun articles like
"Der Krieg der Instant Messenger" www.pcWelt.de
"Was sind Instant Messenge?r" www.fws.bonn.de
"Was ist ein Instant Messenger?" www.womanticker.de

The only translation I came across was: "Sofortkommunikation", but the best translation is no translation.

Marianne Hartz-Poseck
Germany
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 498
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