streichen vs. ausstreichen

English translation: stroke vs. brush/sweep away

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German term or phrase:streichen vs. ausstreichen
English translation:stroke vs. brush/sweep away
Entered by: Ramey Rieger

13:15 Apr 23, 2015
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Cosmetics, Beauty / massage instructions
German term or phrase: streichen vs. ausstreichen
I usually translate "ausstreichen" with "smooth out". How would "streichen" be translated? Or is there no actual difference between the two terms / techniques as in the examples of "streichen", "ausstreichen" is used in the heading?

Example for "streichen":

"Bauchstreichung (Häschengriff)
Mit flachen Händen von einer Seite zur anderen streichen, Unterarme auflegen und zurückziehen. In 4 Bahnen hoch bis zur Brust u. in 4 Bahnen zurück."

"Arminnenseite mit H 3 ausstreichen 4x
Mit flacher Hand vom Handgelenk bis zur Schulterkugel streichen, innen zurück bis Ellebogen mit Daumen H 3 (Herz 3) aktivieren."

Example for "ausstreichen":

"T- Griff 4x
Auf der Bauchmittellinie vom Nabel zum Brustbein, zu den Schulterkugeln ausstreichen u. abziehen, neu einsetzen."

"Oberschenkel ausstreichen
Gb 31 aktivieren 4x Oberschenkel mit flachen Händen zum Körper hin ausstreichen, seitlich zurückgehen u. dabei Gb 31 (Gallenblase 31, an der Außenseite wo der Mittelfinger des ausgestreckten Armes der Kundin endet) aktivieren"
Mariana Rohlig Sa
Germany
Local time: 14:06
stroke vs. brush/sweep away
Explanation:
Of course, effleurage, would also be appropriate. I'm just not sure everyone would understand it.
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Ramey Rieger
Germany
Local time: 14:06
Grading comment
Thank you for all your comments. The client has finally gotten back to me and explained that "Streichung bzw. Ausstreichung ist das gleiche, wird mit der flachen Hand und sanften Druck ausgeführt, wird auch als Effleurage bezeichnet."

I don't particularly like brush / sweep away and will use "stroke" or "stroking movement". I also like "to smooth out" as it reflect the (gentle) pressure being applied.
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1stroke vs. brush/sweep away
Ramey Rieger
Summary of reference entries provided
ausstreichen= effleurage
Johanna Timm, PhD

Discussion entries: 5





  

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stroke vs. brush/sweep away


Explanation:
Of course, effleurage, would also be appropriate. I'm just not sure everyone would understand it.

Ramey Rieger
Germany
Local time: 14:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 39
Grading comment
Thank you for all your comments. The client has finally gotten back to me and explained that "Streichung bzw. Ausstreichung ist das gleiche, wird mit der flachen Hand und sanften Druck ausgeführt, wird auch als Effleurage bezeichnet."

I don't particularly like brush / sweep away and will use "stroke" or "stroking movement". I also like "to smooth out" as it reflect the (gentle) pressure being applied.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Eleanore Strauss: Sounds good to me
10 hrs
  -> Feels good, too! Thank you, Elli, enjoy your weekend (if you can)
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Reference comments


3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: ausstreichen= effleurage

Reference information:
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/german_to_english/cosmetics_beauty...

Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 23

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Ramey Rieger
14 hrs
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