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English translation: intermediation/intervention in bringing X closer together // European-sized groups,

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09:40 Oct 29, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: intermediation en rapprochement//groupe d'envergure
xxx est une société privée indépendante dont les seules activités sont l'intermédiation en rapprochement entre des entreprises de taille moyenne, souvent à caractère familial, et des groupes d'envergure européenne soucieux de leur développement
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English translation:intermediation/intervention in bringing X closer together // European-sized groups,
Explanation:
Your text is comparing two ends of a scale, one the small family-sized businesses with those of a European dimension.

The first term, INTERMEDIATION EN RAPPROCHEMENT... First port of call, Robert & Collins, gives just one meaning for "intermediation" and is restricted to financial contexts. My Collins English dictionary does not confirm this restriction and offers "intervention" in its explanation.

intermdiation in bringing together, linking up, reconciling,

Second term, GROUPE d'ENVERGURE EUROPEENNE, where "envergure" means scale, scope, extent, dimension - not forgetting European - then the groups referred to exist on a European level,dimension, scale...

Nikki
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 00:56
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Great answer Nikki, thanks! Bear.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naintermediation/intervention in bringing X closer together // European-sized groups,
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naacting as an intermediary to put medium-sized, family companies in contact with
Gillian Hargreaves
naconciliation; covered group OR bargaining unit
Yolanda Broad


  

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1 hr
conciliation; covered group OR bargaining unit


Explanation:
(1) intermédiation en rapprochement: If you were to spell it out in English, you would say "conciliatory mediation" but that isn't how it's said. It's just plain old "conciliation" (done by mediators working with the two parties)

(2) groupe d'envergure: the group of people to whom X applies. Since I don't know what your negotiations are about, I'm guessing what term to use. It could be the "agreement group" if what it is covered by is an agreeent, for instance; it could be a "service group" is the group is organized to provide a service; etc.; if it is a labor union, it is a "bargaining unit."


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 18:56
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551

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16 hrs
acting as an intermediary to put medium-sized, family companies in contact with


Explanation:
Europe-wide groups interested in bringing them on.

Gillian Hargreaves
Local time: 23:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 575

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intermediation/intervention in bringing X closer together // European-sized groups,


Explanation:
Your text is comparing two ends of a scale, one the small family-sized businesses with those of a European dimension.

The first term, INTERMEDIATION EN RAPPROCHEMENT... First port of call, Robert & Collins, gives just one meaning for "intermediation" and is restricted to financial contexts. My Collins English dictionary does not confirm this restriction and offers "intervention" in its explanation.

intermdiation in bringing together, linking up, reconciling,

Second term, GROUPE d'ENVERGURE EUROPEENNE, where "envergure" means scale, scope, extent, dimension - not forgetting European - then the groups referred to exist on a European level,dimension, scale...

Nikki


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 00:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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Great answer Nikki, thanks! Bear.
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