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18:47 May 31, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Zugpferd
Can you translate the figurative meaning in this sentence? "Die Angebote in Kabelnetz werden um ein Zugpferd erweitert."
Gregory Mehrten
United States
Local time: 11:53
English translation:Ooshi is completely correct and should get the points!
Explanation:
I would only add this, which may or may not help in the translation depending on the context.

"The cable network line-up will be expanded by adding a big draw."

I can imagine some cases where line-up would be inappropriate, but if the sentence refers to entertainment or shows this addition may help you a little.
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Protradit
Local time: 08:53
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Summary of answers provided
nadrawing card
Vesna Zivcic
naOoshi is completely correct and should get the points!Protradit
naHe is the MVP.. The most personel value playerCarmela Prestia
nacrowd puller
Daniela Mühling
nacrowd-puller or high lightUschi (Ursula) Walke


  

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16 mins
crowd-puller or high light


Explanation:
Oxford Duden:

Zugpferd (fig: Attraktion) Big draw, crowd-puller

Deutscher Duden, Band 8:

Zugpferd = Glanzpunkt =
(Oxford Duden): high spot, high light

HTH


    as above
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 02:53
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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DPS
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18 mins
crowd puller


Explanation:
The cable network offerings will be expanded (enhanced, augmented...) by a crowd puller.

In other words, the cable network plans to add a show to its lineup which is expected to be extremely popular.



    www.wordreference.com (Collins Large German Dictionary)
Daniela Mühling
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1 hr
He is the MVP.. The most personel value player


Explanation:
This most personel value player is used from low to high Management and I guess it is the closest phrase to "Bestes Pferd im Stall"


    Native German/studying Danish/German/English at the University of Southern Denmark
    Living in the US
Carmela Prestia
United States
Local time: 10:53
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 22

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Daniela Mühling: MVP is a sports term which stands for Most Valuable Player
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5 hrs
Ooshi is completely correct and should get the points!


Explanation:
I would only add this, which may or may not help in the translation depending on the context.

"The cable network line-up will be expanded by adding a big draw."

I can imagine some cases where line-up would be inappropriate, but if the sentence refers to entertainment or shows this addition may help you a little.


    Knowledge of entertainment jargon from working in movie industry and reading Hollywood trades.
Protradit
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6 hrs
drawing card


Explanation:
Just another suggestion


Phair-Sutherland Consulting - What We Do
... The luxury product line continued to be used as a drawing card for channels and industry shows, while management explored new partnerships and direct sales ...



    Reference: http://www.phair-sutherland.com/what.htm
Vesna Zivcic
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