familienähnlichen Band

English translation: family-like unit

13:43 Sep 1, 2011
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: familienähnlichen Band
Herr X ist weder mit der Kindesmutter verheiratet, noch steht er mit seinem Sohn in einem familienähnlichen Band.
Lorna O'Donoghue
Local time: 10:48
English translation:family-like unit
Explanation:
... "nor does he form a family-like unit together with his son"
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Jaime Hyland
Local time: 11:48
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2family-like unit
Jaime Hyland
4 +1close relationship
philgoddard
3 +1familial relationship
Horst Huber (X)


  

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family-like unit


Explanation:
... "nor does he form a family-like unit together with his son"

Jaime Hyland
Local time: 11:48
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  olympio (X): well put, Jaime
2 hrs
  -> Ta olympio!

agree  Nicola Wood
3 hrs
  -> Much obliged, Nicola
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
close relationship


Explanation:
I think a literal translation sounds a bit odd.

philgoddard
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Helen Shiner: This sounds far more natural than the other offerings.
4 hrs
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
familial relationship


Explanation:
The crux lies in the verb, "keeps", "maintains"(?). I am unsure if "bond" might do.

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Note added at 11 hrs (2011-09-02 01:13:37 GMT)
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And one might think of "quasi-"

Horst Huber (X)
United States
Local time: 05:48
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  anne pincus
8 hrs
  -> Danke, Grüße an meine Heimatstadt!
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