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English translation: night deposit cash box

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15:31 Aug 27, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Geldbombe
item used in the transfer of cash and valuables
amlewis
Local time: 16:14
English translation:night deposit cash box
Explanation:
Again we are trying to translate something that does not exist as such everywhere in the world. A "Geldbombe" is only a small metal cashbox used by German retailers to make nightly cash deposits into a bank night deposit box/safe after the close of business for both the bank and the retailer. It would probably be better to use a somewhat longer but more explanatory translation because in many English language countries, a cloth bag or leather pouch is used for this purpose.

"night deposit cash box" might be good.

HTH

Dan
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 17:14
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Summary of answers provided
na +1night-safe box
Alexander Schleber
na +1night deposit cash boxDan McCrosky
nanight-deposit cash box or night-safe cash boxDan McCrosky
nastrongbox or cashbox
Kim Metzger


  

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11 mins
strongbox or cashbox


Explanation:
Stongbox is one word.


    Langenscheidt Muret-Sanders
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 10:14
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night deposit cash box


Explanation:
Again we are trying to translate something that does not exist as such everywhere in the world. A "Geldbombe" is only a small metal cashbox used by German retailers to make nightly cash deposits into a bank night deposit box/safe after the close of business for both the bank and the retailer. It would probably be better to use a somewhat longer but more explanatory translation because in many English language countries, a cloth bag or leather pouch is used for this purpose.

"night deposit cash box" might be good.

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 17:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541

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agree  AngieD: just cashbox or strongbox wouldn't help
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night-safe box


Explanation:
Dan's explanation is perfect.
The term that is given by the Oxford Duden is a little shorter and says the same thing.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 17:14
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2340

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agree  Dan McCrosky: see below
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9 hrs
night-deposit cash box or night-safe cash box


Explanation:
I looked in five or six dictionaries with no luck at all. Oxford Duden is about the only one I didn't try.

I'm not so wild about the term "night-safe box" without more explanation though because it could be confused with the box or safe itself in the outer wall of the bank.

Everyone knows what a cash box (two words is how NODE – The New Oxford Dictionary of English writes the term) is, so by using "night-deposit" or "night-safe" as modifiers (maybe with hyphens for clarity about what modifies what) in front of "cash box", you then also inform readers in countries where the bag or pouch is used how the thorough Germans do it.

Dan


Dan McCrosky
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