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04:08 Sep 2, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: see below
Am starting to think I've forgotten how to speak English... Here's my sentence, relating to cash management and conversion to the Euro: "Die Umstellung der Hardware betrifft vor allem die Geldautomaten; aber auch Einzahlungsautomaten für Münzen, bzw, Sortenwechsler sind betroffen." Can anyone thing of a more elegant expression for "Einzahlungsautomat" than "cash deposit machine"? And what is a "Sortenwechsler"... is it a foreign currency exchange machine?
Heather Starastin
Canada
Local time: 07:30
English translation:your phrases seem OK to me
Explanation:
Zahn: "Einzahlungsautomat" = "auto depositor", but this was only used by one AltaVista site, the following Japanese site:

http://www.oki.co.jp/OKI/Home/English/New/KENKAI/n168/n168-0...

on the other hand, your "cash deposit machine",

as used at this Japanese Microsoft site drew 37 AltaVista hits, mostly Asian:

http://www.microsoft.com/japan/PARTNERS/INDUSTRY/ENGLISH/MIS...

or "cash deposit ATM" (4 Asian AV hits) or "cash deposit station" (Zero AV hits) also sound OK. Maybe there are no such machines yet in the Western World. I have never seen one yet in Hamburg. The typical "night safe" system with a wallet is still used here.


Sortenwechsler = "foreign currency exchange machine" as you said seems fine. Zahn has nothing, too new I think.

This Belgian site offers:

http://www.cablep.be/

"foreign currency exchange station"

This British site uses the same name you used:

http://www.benchmarkdatainternational.ltd.uk/benfem.htm

As the word "machine" is popular for such devices, witness "ATM", I would think you could use the word here too.

This New York hotel site also uses your term:

http://www.mayflowerhotel.com/moreinfo.html

"ATM Machine located in lobby for guest use - Foreign Currency Exchange Machine located in lobby"

- HTH - Dan



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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 13:30
Grading comment
Thanks - glad to know I wasn't having a total blackout! :-)
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nago for it!
Natalie Grassmann
nayour phrases seem OK to meDan McCrosky


  

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43 mins
your phrases seem OK to me


Explanation:
Zahn: "Einzahlungsautomat" = "auto depositor", but this was only used by one AltaVista site, the following Japanese site:

http://www.oki.co.jp/OKI/Home/English/New/KENKAI/n168/n168-0...

on the other hand, your "cash deposit machine",

as used at this Japanese Microsoft site drew 37 AltaVista hits, mostly Asian:

http://www.microsoft.com/japan/PARTNERS/INDUSTRY/ENGLISH/MIS...

or "cash deposit ATM" (4 Asian AV hits) or "cash deposit station" (Zero AV hits) also sound OK. Maybe there are no such machines yet in the Western World. I have never seen one yet in Hamburg. The typical "night safe" system with a wallet is still used here.


Sortenwechsler = "foreign currency exchange machine" as you said seems fine. Zahn has nothing, too new I think.

This Belgian site offers:

http://www.cablep.be/

"foreign currency exchange station"

This British site uses the same name you used:

http://www.benchmarkdatainternational.ltd.uk/benfem.htm

As the word "machine" is popular for such devices, witness "ATM", I would think you could use the word here too.

This New York hotel site also uses your term:

http://www.mayflowerhotel.com/moreinfo.html

"ATM Machine located in lobby for guest use - Foreign Currency Exchange Machine located in lobby"

- HTH - Dan





Dan McCrosky
Local time: 13:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
Grading comment
Thanks - glad to know I wasn't having a total blackout! :-)
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46 mins
go for it!


Explanation:
cash deposit machine sounds OK to me - I think we just get obsessed with getting everything into a neat unit like in German.

Sorry to be no use at all - just thought I'd 'add my mustard'!:-)

Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 13:30
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 54
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