English translation: to have written (tested/ test results recorded)
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00:51 Dec 25, 2005
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Business/Commerce (general)
German term or phrase:schreiben lassen
Doing some emails and this is a new usage on me.
Motoren werden wann immer moeglich mehrere Wochen vor Test beauftragt, dies ermoeglicht XXX eine deutliche Flexibilisierung ihrer Dienstleistung (es ist durchaus denkbar, z.B. zu Beginn des Jahres mehrere Motoren schreiben zu lassen und zwischenzulagern!)
It sounds to me like they are using 'schreiben lassen' as a synonym for bestellen or beauftragen. Is this an Austrianism? Any pointers appreciated.
Teresa, it is exactly as it's written. 'ihrer' probably refers to XXX because they are a division of the company, I guess. They are using an unknown 3-letter acronym for XXX. The testing is apparently to be done later, I gather they are thinking of a bulk buy and then just letting the rest sit till later. Odd usage, hence my question.
Is this exactly as it's written? Strange German (translation) - who does the "ihrer" refer to - XXX? Or is it "Ihrer"? Context?
All I can think of is "schreiben" in the sense of "recording"(test results)
01:05 Dec 25, 2005
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to have written (tested/ test results recorded)
Explanation: I am deducing that from your next question - Robelschrieb/Stromschrieb (well, you saw what Google ahem, yields)
so, something is recorded, but I couldn't find anything useful on R.
Very colloquial usage, as is typical of e-mails between people who know what they are talking about
Teresa Reinhardt United States Local time: 12:36 Works in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 202
May just mean to test them and store them for later use.