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German translation: freiverkäuflich

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English term or phrase:Over-the-Counter
German translation:freiverkäuflich
Entered by: Max Diez
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11:30 Mar 22, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Marketing - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: Over-the-Counter
'Company A' Taps 'Company B' to Help Design First Truly Over-the-Counter, Mass Market Product

hat jemand eine gute Idee für die Uebersetzung des Begriffes 'Over-the-counter' in diesem Zusammenhang...?

Es ist offensichtlich, was gemeint ist, aber ich finde keinen deutschen Ausdruck, der dem Origianltext entspricht... Danke!
Max Diez
Local time: 21:17
freiverkäuflich
Explanation:
erscheint die Bedeutung voll zu erfassen, und ist ein gutverständlicher, unkomplizierter Ausdruck.
Viel Glück!
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Muhammad Riedinger
Pakistan
Local time: 01:17
Grading comment
Danke, war die beste Antwort...

Gruss Max
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Summary of answers provided
naim freien VerkehrRon Stelter
naRezeptfrei
ChristinaT
nafreiverkäuflich
Muhammad Riedinger
naFreiverkehr / Direktverkauf über den Ladentisch
Alexander Schleber
naverschreibungsfrei, rezeptfrei, frei erhältlich
Ulrike Walter-Lipow


  

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12 mins
verschreibungsfrei, rezeptfrei, frei erhältlich


Explanation:
Im Zusammenhang mit Arzneimitteln sind sowohl verschreibungs- als auch rezeptfrei gängig, inzwischen jedoch auch OTC, da sich die englische Bezeichnung in technischen Details etwas von den deutschen Gegenstücken unterscheidet. Geht es nicht um Arzneimittel, würde ich frei erhältlich vorschlagen - passt auf (fast) alles.


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Ulrike Walter-Lipow
Germany
Local time: 21:17
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Susanne Schmidt-Wussow
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30 mins
Freiverkehr / Direktverkauf über den Ladentisch


Explanation:
Schäfer, Fiancial Hyperbook has the following to say:
over-the-counter market
(Bö, US) Freiverkehr m, dritter Markt m
(ie, negotiated market outside the organized stock exchanges; over the telephone or through NASDAQ, an automated system; volume far heavier than exchange trading volume: ,,the world's largest market"; Freiverkehrsmarkt für nicht zum offiziellen Börsenverkehr zugelassene Wertpapiere; größter Wertpapiermarkt der Welt; syn, OTC market)

But I have a feeling that is not what is meant here.
"Direktverkauf über den Ladentisch" I.e. direct sales over the counter is what you context seems to mean. There are similarities, but this is miore likely.

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 21:17
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 138

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9 hrs
freiverkäuflich


Explanation:
erscheint die Bedeutung voll zu erfassen, und ist ein gutverständlicher, unkomplizierter Ausdruck.
Viel Glück!

Muhammad Riedinger
Pakistan
Local time: 01:17
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Danke, war die beste Antwort...

Gruss Max

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14 hrs
Rezeptfrei


Explanation:
bed.: Rezeptfrei

ChristinaT
Local time: 21:17
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish

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1 day 23 hrs
im freien Verkehr


Explanation:
I think this definition is the most general and the best. It conveys the concept that we understand for a product not strictly restricted to availability through prescription.

Hope this is of help
ronjon


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Ron Stelter
Local time: 14:17
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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Apr 3, 2013 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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