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"Quereinsteiger"

English translation: see below

06:10 May 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: "Quereinsteiger"
"Betreut von einem Expertenteam ermöglicht x auch Quereinsteigern, sich intensiv mit den neuen Technologien zu befassen."
sl communication
English translation:see below
Explanation:
Something like: "Managed by a team of experts, x makes it possible even for non-professionals to work intensively with new technologies."

Or, if non-professionals has a negative ring to it, you might try "professionals from other disciplines"
Hope this helps, Beth.
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Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 15:03
Grading comment
Sorry, I did not indicate that I know exactly what Quereinsteiger means but was "just" looking for a suitable translation in this context. Beth´s answer
helped a lot, I decided on "professionals from related disciplines".
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
nasee below
Beth Kantus
nabeginners without fundamental knowledge
Josef Schmid, Jr. (X)
nasee below
Heather Starastin
napeople who entered into a profession laterally
Eva Gerkrath


  

Answers


17 mins
people who entered into a profession laterally


Explanation:
Quereinsteiger are people who didn't train for a profession from the bottom but started in another profession an crossed over or made a lateral entrie into another profession without having to start from the bottom all over again.
I don't think there is a nice one-word translation in English. Eva

Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 21:03
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 54
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17 mins
see below


Explanation:
A "Quereinsteiger" is someone who enters a profession through unconventional paths, e.g. someone who works his way up in the field field of economics and then switches over ("steigt quer ein") to IT. Maybe someone knows a more concise expression for this, but you can translate accurately enough it as "staff who have entered the field/profession/company from other fields/professions/companies", HTH!

Heather Starastin
Canada
Local time: 15:03
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 166
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28 mins
beginners without fundamental knowledge


Explanation:
Means: without bothering about the basics
idiom in English is "entering by the backdoor" or
"jumping into the middle"
beginner without basic knowledge; one who didn't take Computer 101 jumps into a higher level class

....enables beginners without fundamental knowledge to deal intensively with a subject or matter....

Josef Schmid, Jr. (X)
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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32 mins
see below


Explanation:
Something like: "Managed by a team of experts, x makes it possible even for non-professionals to work intensively with new technologies."

Or, if non-professionals has a negative ring to it, you might try "professionals from other disciplines"
Hope this helps, Beth.

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 15:03
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
Grading comment
Sorry, I did not indicate that I know exactly what Quereinsteiger means but was "just" looking for a suitable translation in this context. Beth´s answer
helped a lot, I decided on "professionals from related disciplines".
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