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English term or phrase:gimmicky
Polish translation:tandente
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03:40 Mar 14, 2001
English to Polish translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: gimmicky software
cheap or gimmicky software
johnny
tandetne oprogramowanie
Explanation:
Johnny,

GIMMICKY SOFTWARE is software that looks attractive, but actually is hard to use and does nothing effectively.

I do not know the context, but the word GIMMICK is informal, so I propose an informal Polish expression:

TANDETNE OPROGRAMOWANIE
or EFEKCIARSKIE OPROGRAMOWANIE
or even more informal: BAJERANCKIE OPROGRAMOWANIE.

If your context is more formal, you'd better stick to TANDETNE OPROGRAMOWANIE or be even more formal and say: NIEEFEKTYWNE OPROGRAMOWANIE.

However my personal choice would be definitely TANDETNE OPROGRAMOWANIE.

The Longman Interactive English Dictionary explains:

gimmick n infml, often derog
a trick or object which is used only to attract people's attention, esp. in an attempt to sell something: The pretty girl on the cover of the book is just a sales gimmick. -~y adj : Having bingo games in newspapers is just a gimmicky idea that won't last long.

Hope that it helps you out, Johnny.
Selected response from:

Robert Pranagal
Local time: 08:00
Grading comment
Thank u indeed for your help. it was the kind of software that employees may not install in their organizations without putting their IT systems at risk. Your term suited me best in the context.
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natandetne oprogramowanie
Robert Pranagal
nabezuzyteczne
Natalie


  

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14 mins
bezuzyteczne


Explanation:
Oprogramowanie tanie lub bezuzyteczne

Natalie
Poland
Local time: 08:00
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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tandetne oprogramowanie


Explanation:
Johnny,

GIMMICKY SOFTWARE is software that looks attractive, but actually is hard to use and does nothing effectively.

I do not know the context, but the word GIMMICK is informal, so I propose an informal Polish expression:

TANDETNE OPROGRAMOWANIE
or EFEKCIARSKIE OPROGRAMOWANIE
or even more informal: BAJERANCKIE OPROGRAMOWANIE.

If your context is more formal, you'd better stick to TANDETNE OPROGRAMOWANIE or be even more formal and say: NIEEFEKTYWNE OPROGRAMOWANIE.

However my personal choice would be definitely TANDETNE OPROGRAMOWANIE.

The Longman Interactive English Dictionary explains:

gimmick n infml, often derog
a trick or object which is used only to attract people's attention, esp. in an attempt to sell something: The pretty girl on the cover of the book is just a sales gimmick. -~y adj : Having bingo games in newspapers is just a gimmicky idea that won't last long.

Hope that it helps you out, Johnny.


    Longman Interactive English Dictionary
    I use some of that sowtware from time to time, too.
Robert Pranagal
Local time: 08:00
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in pair: 1167
Grading comment
Thank u indeed for your help. it was the kind of software that employees may not install in their organizations without putting their IT systems at risk. Your term suited me best in the context.
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