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Herr Ing. Schmidt

English translation: Mr. Smith, graduate engineer

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German term or phrase:Herr Ing. Schmidt
English translation:Mr. Smith, graduate engineer
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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18:05 Jun 12, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Herr Ing. Schmidt
The name and title appear in a construction company's proposal to a client. I'm sure they want to emphasize that the gent is an engineer.
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 04:00
Herr Schmidt, graduate engineer, ...
Explanation:
This is how I would do it.
Selected response from:

Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 12:00
Grading comment
I liked both solutions but wondered how many people would know what M.E. stands for.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naFranz Schmidt, B.S.mech.eng.gangels
naHerr Schmidt, graduate engineer, ...
Tim Drayton
naMr. Schmidt, M.E.Erik Macki


  

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11 mins
Mr. Schmidt, M.E.


Explanation:
If Mr. Schmidt holds a degree analogous to a master's degree, Mr. Schmidt, M.E. (master's inengineering) or M.S. (master of science) are the best American equivalents, although this would sound a bit self-aggrandizing to an American audience. If he holds a degree analogous to a Ph.D., then Dr. Schmidt, or [first name] Schmidt, Ph.D., are better.

Erik Macki
Local time: 02:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 384
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12 mins
Herr Schmidt, graduate engineer, ...


Explanation:
This is how I would do it.

Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 12:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 154
Grading comment
I liked both solutions but wondered how many people would know what M.E. stands for.
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9 hrs
Franz Schmidt, B.S.mech.eng.


Explanation:
This would be the correct way in the US.
Where there's a title incl., the Mr. is dropped. Plain grad. engineer is a bachelor of science (B.S.), Diplom-Eng. is Master of Arts (M.A.), Doktor is Ph.D. (Dr. of Philosophy). Construction falls under mechanical engineering, for which the official abbr. is mech.eng. (no word space)

gangels
Local time: 03:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 5508
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