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English translation: "in XXX's own words"

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12:40 May 31, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: O-Ton
Before quotes from workers, as in: "O-Ton, Josef XXX Hauptmann a. D.:"
Gregory Mehrten
United States
Local time: 00:43
English translation:"in XXX's own words"
Explanation:
Since it refers to a quote from an individual (rather than a soundtrack from a movie or similar), this is probably an appropriate expression.
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Birgit Yandle
Australia
Local time: 15:43
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Thank you!
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Summary of answers provided
naactuality
Ute Wietfeld
na"in XXX's own words"Birgit Yandle
nasee commentsTone Wittmann


  

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Explanation:
Hello !

O-Ton = Original-Ton

In English:
Original soundtrack
Original voice of the person mentionned

In "google" they mentionned lots of O-Ton from speaches of well-known pople like the boss of Siemens


Good luck !
Tone



    Reference: http://www.google.com
Tone Wittmann
Local time: 06:43
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 19

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57 mins
"in XXX's own words"


Explanation:
Since it refers to a quote from an individual (rather than a soundtrack from a movie or similar), this is probably an appropriate expression.


    Collins German Dictionary
Birgit Yandle
Australia
Local time: 15:43
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 16
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Thank you!

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2 hrs

xxxseamus: If it's not a film
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Andrea Kopf
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1 hr
actuality


Explanation:
Actuality is the term used in radio, by the BBC and others.... I'm not sure whether it entirely fits your context, but I hope it helps.


    12 years as BBC radio producer
Ute Wietfeld
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:43
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 90

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