Atout

English translation: trump [card]

20:42 Feb 14, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Atout
Bei Marken-Unternehmen macht demnach dieses Atout nahezu die Hälfte des Aktienwertes aus!
David Rumsey
Canada
Local time: 15:08
English translation:trump [card]
Explanation:
Atout [a'tu:], das, auch der; -s, -s <franz.> (Trumpf im Kartenspiel)
(c) Dudenverlag

See if trump or trump card fits within your context. If not, you might need to paraphrase with a synonymous expression, s.th. like "advantage" might work as well.

HTH.
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Ulrike Lieder (X)
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natrump [card]; fig. also: key factor etc.
Tom Funke
natrump [card]
Ulrike Lieder (X)


  

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27 mins
trump [card]


Explanation:
Atout [a'tu:], das, auch der; -s, -s <franz.> (Trumpf im Kartenspiel)
(c) Dudenverlag

See if trump or trump card fits within your context. If not, you might need to paraphrase with a synonymous expression, s.th. like "advantage" might work as well.

HTH.

Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 15:08
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

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Lucien Marcelet
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50 mins
trump [card]; fig. also: key factor etc.


Explanation:
trump, trump card

Atout = Trumpf (Duden, Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, ISBN 3 411 05503 0

Atout = Trumpf; atoutiren = trumpfen (Allgemeines Fremdwörterbuch für Handel und Gewerbe, Otto Spamer, Leipzig, 1863 [!]

>> Atout = Das französische Wort für Trumpf ist auch im deutschen im Gebrauch.<<
http://www.kartenspiele.net/lexikon/a.htm#atout

In bridge: Sans Atout = no trump
http://www.bridgeland.de/index.php

Example of figurative use:
>> Die Schnelligkeit der Datenerfassung und Verarbeitung ist DAS große Atout im Internet…<<
http://www.jura.uni-sb.de/seminar/ss97/bibl/data/ph4grp3/

A bit more context might have helped to make it clear why this expression is used in your text (figuratively). Evidently it stands for a key fctor in determining shares value.

HTH Tom



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Tom Funke
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