schillerndste Figur der deutschen Solarbranche

English translation: most flamboyant personality in the German solar industry/sector/field ...

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11:28 Sep 28, 2011
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Energy / Power Generation / Energy project
German term or phrase: schillerndste Figur der deutschen Solarbranche
"[...] der als schillerndste Figur der deutschen Solarbranche gilt"

This is referring to a person active in the solar industry but I'm unsure as to whether "schillernd" is a positive or negative characteristic?

Thanks!
Fionna Little
English translation:most flamboyant personality in the German solar industry/sector/field ...
Explanation:
this doesn't have the sunny aspect of ramey's answer but does cover the actual range of meanings of "schillernd"
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Stephen Sadie
Germany
Local time: 10:53
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Summary of answers provided
4 +5brightest sun on the (German)solar sector/branch/area
Ramey Rieger
4 +5most flamboyant personality in the German solar industry/sector/field ...
Stephen Sadie
4.. is considered the most prominent figure in the German solar industry
Gabriella Bertelmann
3the most glittering figure of the German solar industry
Horst Huber


Discussion entries: 18





  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
brightest sun on the (German)solar sector/branch/area


Explanation:
OR
most glaring star.... (negative)
most brilliant star/sun (positive)
most blinding light....(negative)


Ramey Rieger
Germany
Local time: 10:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 26

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hazel Underwood
1 min
  -> Thank you Hazel! You have an excellent name.

agree  Oliver_F: bullseye... in my opinion that is... :-)
3 mins
  -> Thank you Oliver, it does have a nice Twist, doesn't it? Be well!

agree  dkfmmuc: I think the brightest sun is right if the text is not about Utz C. which had a very controversial compensation leaving two companies. Like money to go :-) But in every other case/person I have found the brightest sun is right. Just to agree.
27 mins
  -> Thanks dkfmmuc - the man/woman who makes me look at my typing!

agree  Steffen Walter: @ dkfmmuc: Utz Claassen came from the old, fossil-driven energy sector (former CEO of EnBW). I believe nobody would refer to him as "schillerndste Figur der deutschen Solarbranche". @ Ramey: I'd say "the brightest sun in the German solar industry".
44 mins
  -> Thanks Steffen! I would feel much more comfortable having more conetext and more input as to tone. We do our best! (sigh) Happy evening!

agree  JudithPattinson: Could you consider brightest sun *in* the solar sector (by analogy with "in the sky: [...] firmament, etc
13 hrs
  -> Hi Judith! Yes, I had that first and was uncertain whether one is in or on the the sector, but you're right! Thank you.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
most flamboyant personality in the German solar industry/sector/field ...


Explanation:
this doesn't have the sunny aspect of ramey's answer but does cover the actual range of meanings of "schillernd"

Stephen Sadie
Germany
Local time: 10:53
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 27
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Steffen Walter: Yes, "flamboyant" fits the context well.
1 hr
  -> thanks steffen

agree  orla: hmm, my agree has disappeared! so again - think this could work!
2 hrs
  -> thanks orla

agree  franglish
4 hrs
  -> thanks franglish

agree  Kathinka van de Griendt: ... best rendition of "schillernd" so far.
16 hrs
  -> thanks kathinka

agree  Ramey Rieger: Well done, Stephen! Now we're neck and neck! Flamboyant is exactly right, inculdes the brilliance of "schillernd" as well as the eccentricity.// Yes, that's how it should be!
1 day 36 mins
  -> ramey: I am less interested in "scoring" here than actually helping the ansker in the sense of the PROZ community
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
.. is considered the most prominent figure in the German solar industry


Explanation:
der als schillerndste Figur der deutschen Solarbranche gilt"

Gabriella Bertelmann
Local time: 02:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
the most glittering figure of the German solar industry


Explanation:
Yes "schillernd" means the evaluation is uncertain.

Horst Huber
United States
Local time: 04:53
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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