Nachgeborenen

04:14 Oct 8, 2020
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Nachgeborenen
Global Positioning System“ (GPS) hat schneller die klassische Navigation unterwandert, als die größten Pessimisten der Marine dies Ende der 90er-Jahre vorhergesagt haben. Seine nachgeborenen Vettern GLONASS (Russische Föderation), GALILEO (EU) und Beidou (China) können sich schon in ein gemachtes Nest setzen
Manoj Chauhan
India


Summary of answers provided
4 +2offshoots
David Hollywood
4 +2younger
philgoddard
3 +2after-born / 'after-spawned' cousins
Adrian MM.
3 +1younger siblings
Wendy Streitparth


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offshoots


Explanation:
I would say

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Note added at 39 mins (2020-10-08 04:54:05 GMT)
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offshoot: something that has developed from something larger that already existed

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Note added at 41 mins (2020-10-08 04:56:03 GMT)
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you could also go with "successors"

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Note added at 45 mins (2020-10-08 04:59:56 GMT)
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as in "successor technologies"

David Hollywood
Local time: 13:28
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 47

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  philgoddard: They're neither. GLONASS is not an offshoot of GPS as far as I can see, and GPS hasn't been replaced by other technology.
1 hr
  -> stickin' to me guns here Phil

agree  Barbara Schmidt: agree - absolutely
3 days 8 hrs
  -> danke Barbara

agree  AllegroTrans
4 days
  -> thanks AT
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
younger


Explanation:
I think a literal translation works fine.

philgoddard
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sarah Maidstone: Depending on overall tone of the original texts, possibly even "younger cousins" to retain the sense that these newer solutions are in some way related to GPS without being direct descendants.
48 mins
  -> Yes, that's what I was suggesting. Thanks!

agree  Erik Freitag
1 hr

neutral  Lancashireman: You've all been binned, so no point in having a go at the other answerers, Phil.
10 days
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
nachgeborene Vetter
after-born / 'after-spawned' cousins


Explanation:
The question is wrongly formulated. The source text refers to 'Seine nachgeborenen Vettern', so it depends how the whole phrase is being translated e.g. as successors - see discussion entry - or posterity.

the naval link suggests a metaphor like 'after-spawned' might also work and be apt, appropriate and apposite.


    Reference: http://www.lexico.com/definition/after-born
Adrian MM.
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  Lancashireman: with spawn or afterbirth https://mcfarlane.com/toys/nightmare-spawn/
1 day 12 hrs
  -> Thanks, Andrew. Tadpole-like 'spawning' had been my journalistic favourite, besides which the asker needs to be wary of a boycott of any 'after-born' queries he deigns to post.

agree  robin25
3 days 1 hr
  -> Danke schön und thanks, Robin, whatever language sung in...
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
younger siblings


Explanation:
Compared with its 'older' siblings, GPS and GLONASS, that have initially emerged in the late 1970s, ....the GALILEO system is a relatively new system ...

https://books.google.de/books?id=ktOEBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA4&lpg=PA4...

Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 17:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michele Fauble
3 hrs

neutral  philgoddard: The question is "nachgeborenen", and I've already said "younger". If you choose to translate "Vetter" as "sibling" that's up to you, but I've already answered the question.
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