Gesch. Z.

English translation: Ref. No.

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German term or phrase:Gesch. Z. (Geschäftszeichen)
English translation:Ref. No.
Entered by: Rowan Morrell

04:48 Dec 9, 2003
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Letter
German term or phrase: Gesch. Z.
Ihre Zeichen und Nachricht vom Gesch.Z.: Telefon: 123 456 Bonn 28. Nov.2003

Start of a letter. Haven't got the slightest idea what "Gesch. Z." is. (Don't do letters that often.) TIA for your assistance.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 07:57
ref. no.
Explanation:
reference number = Geschäftszeichen

Presumably that number is missing in your letter, or you didn't type the complete quote — there should be a number after the colon, not "Telefon." (Unless I'm mistaken with my interpretation.)

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ntext
United States
Local time: 13:57
Grading comment
Thanks Norbert. Reference number makes good sense here. Appreciate your help. Thanks also to the peer graders for their input.
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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
ref. no.


Explanation:
reference number = Geschäftszeichen

Presumably that number is missing in your letter, or you didn't type the complete quote — there should be a number after the colon, not "Telefon." (Unless I'm mistaken with my interpretation.)



ntext
United States
Local time: 13:57
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 79
Grading comment
Thanks Norbert. Reference number makes good sense here. Appreciate your help. Thanks also to the peer graders for their input.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  avantix
25 mins

agree  EdithK
1 hr

neutral  wrtransco: vom Geschäftszeichen?? Hmmm.
1 hr

agree  Elke Koehnke (X)
1 hr

agree  Maya Todorova
2 hrs

neutral  Robert Schlarb: mit Mag. RaWa: das ergibt auch nicht wirklich einen Sinn
3 hrs

agree  Steffen Walter: An Mag. RaWa und Robert: I.d.R. erscheinen diese Zeilen untereinander bzw. voneinander abgesetzt (Ihre Zeichen und Nachricht vom / Gesch. Z. / Telefon / ...) - dann ergibt das schon Sinn. Scheinen beim Kopieren in Rowans Frage zusammengerutscht zu sein.
4 hrs

agree  Trudy Peters: with Steffen
8 hrs

agree  Jonathan MacKerron: yes, given Rowan's qualification
9 hrs
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