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00:16 Aug 6, 2000
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: chief
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naStammesoberhaupt or Stammeshaupt
Ulrike Lieder
naHäuptling
Dan McCrosky
naChef, Vorgesetzter, Leiter
T.T.C. FRANCE EURL


  

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13 mins
Chef, Vorgesetzter, Leiter


Explanation:
In the technical field, this is a person working in a company with subordinates.




    PC-Bibliothek Langescheidt Deutsch-Englisch-Deutsch
T.T.C. FRANCE EURL
Local time: 00:57

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Dan McCrosky
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42 mins
Häuptling


Explanation:
This is the correct translation according to Langenscheidt and Duden/Oxford but the term has been used in so many derogative and humorous contexts that some might be offended. I do not know of any substitute though.

- HTH - Dan

Dan McCrosky
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9 hrs
Stammesoberhaupt or Stammeshaupt


Explanation:
Dan's right; Häuptling carries an almost derogatory connotation. It would depend entirely on your context whether or not you could use "Häuptling".

Stammeshaupt or Stammesoberhaupt is a somewhat clumsy expression, but more "politically correct".
HTH

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 15:57
Native speaker of: German
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