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English translation: highly versatile and environmentally friendly

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13:34 Dec 1, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Environment & Ecology
German term or phrase: Umweltverträglichkeit
(das Auto) ist ein vollwertiges Überland- und City-Fahrzeug mit hoher Variabilität und Umweltverträglichkeit.
Part of a marketing strategy for a new car.
Whilst I don't find this hard to understand, I'm having a few problems putting it into good English. Umweltverträglichkeit is tricky and I am wondering whether variability is ok for Variabilität. Maybe versatility would be better?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 09:13
English translation:highly versatile and environmentally friendly
Explanation:
I'd use adjectives instead of nouns, you know how much German is enamored of its nominal constructions.

...a highly versatile and environmentally friendly ... vehicle / car / automobile ...

See how that fits

An environmentally friendly automobile
was developed in Japan. ( Abstract ). Nissan ...
www.enviroinfo.org.cn/Transportation/New_Motor_Vehicles/b01...
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 00:13
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Summary of answers provided
nahighly versatile and environmentally friendlyUlrike Lieder
naenvironmental/environmental acceptibility/compatibility/sustainability/safetyDan McCrosky
naenvironmental compatibility
Michael Dollman


  

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8 mins
environmental compatibility


Explanation:
For Variabilität I would suggest versatility.

The car is a high quality vehicle for both the country and city, showing extreme versatility and environemntal compatibility.


    Reference: http://www.zulieferer.bmw.de/en/vertraege_formulare/ein_bed/...
Michael Dollman
Local time: 09:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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12 mins
environmental/environmental acceptibility/compatibility/sustainability/safety


Explanation:
Degering/Wessels Wörterbuch Umwelt

HTH - Dan

Dan McCrosky
Local time: 09:13
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12 mins
highly versatile and environmentally friendly


Explanation:
I'd use adjectives instead of nouns, you know how much German is enamored of its nominal constructions.

...a highly versatile and environmentally friendly ... vehicle / car / automobile ...

See how that fits

An environmentally friendly automobile
was developed in Japan. ( Abstract ). Nissan ...
www.enviroinfo.org.cn/Transportation/New_Motor_Vehicles/b01...

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 00:13
Works in field
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 12

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Feb 22, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term asked » Umweltverträglichkeit
Field (specific)(none) » Environment & Ecology


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