18:31 Feb 15, 2018
This question was closed without grading. Reason: No acceptable answer

German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Law: Taxation & Customs
German term or phrase: spiegelbildlich
Das Rundschreiben xxx verweist für die Auslegung der Bestimmungen auf das Rundschreiben yyy, das die rein spiegelbildliche Auslegung für einige spezifische Einkunftsarten durchbricht.
Gemäß Art. xxx sind Zinsen und sonstige Erträge aus Depots und Girokonten bei Banken oder bei der Post sowie gewisse Veräußerungsgewinne aus notierten Wertschriften für beschränkt Steuerpflichtige in xxx nicht steuerpflichtig.
Bei einer rein spiegelbildlichen Auslegung würden diese Einkünfte nicht als im Ausland erzielte Einkünfte zu qualifizieren sein.

This is from a text on tax law. Any idea what is meant by spiegelbildlich?

Thank you!
Simona de Logu
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:11

Summary of answers provided
4laterally inverted
Dhananjay Rau

Discussion entries: 1



7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
laterally inverted

I would say

Dhananjay Rau
Local time: 04:41
Native speaker of: English
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

19 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5

or even 'symmetrical' would do more justice to the text, imo. I bet 90% of people would not know what to make of "laterally inverted" here.

Local time: 17:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 85
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search