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gerade Laufzeit; krumme Laufzeit

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19:08 Aug 2, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
German term or phrase: gerade Laufzeit; krumme Laufzeit
I am working on a document about amendment of Germany's Preisangabenverordnung that focuses in particular on calculation of the APR with consumer credit. In discussing what to do until the new method of computation goes into effect on Sept. 1 and how to handle loans that are offered before the target date, but not accepted until after it, the document notes that deciding which method--the older or newer one--results in a higher APR depends on the amount to be repaid, the term of the loan and whether or not that term is "krumm" or "gerade" (12, 24, 36, 48 . . . months).
For "gerade" I considered linear, but what might "krumm" be? Non-linear?
Cami Townsend
English translation:see below
Explanation:
Just a few thoughts and reactions -

At the very end of your explanation, you indicate that a "gerade Laufzeit" is 12, 24, 36, 48 months, i.e. full years. Would a "krumme Laufzeit" then be 1 1/2 years or something like that? (Wish you'd given an example of that, too!)

My first reaction to your query was even/odd, even term vs. odd term, possibly adding in parentheses the exact length of the term in months.

The other possibility that came to mind was something along the lines of "[x] full years" vs. "[x] partial years".

Personally, I'm not sure that I'd use linear in the context you cite, but mind you, I'm not a financial expert (or I wouldn't be doing this...)

I hope these suggestions will help a bit... Good luck.
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Summary of answers provided
nasee below
Elisabeth Moser
nausual, unusual termNancy Schmeing
nasee belowUlrike Lieder
nadivisable by 12 months/ non-divisable by 12 months
Dierk Seeburg


  

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1 hr
divisable by 12 months/ non-divisable by 12 months


Explanation:
Is that it? Or at least along the lines of it? Is 'gerade' multiples of 12 months and 'krumm' everything in between?
Good luck!

Dierk Seeburg
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1 hr
see below


Explanation:
Just a few thoughts and reactions -

At the very end of your explanation, you indicate that a "gerade Laufzeit" is 12, 24, 36, 48 months, i.e. full years. Would a "krumme Laufzeit" then be 1 1/2 years or something like that? (Wish you'd given an example of that, too!)

My first reaction to your query was even/odd, even term vs. odd term, possibly adding in parentheses the exact length of the term in months.

The other possibility that came to mind was something along the lines of "[x] full years" vs. "[x] partial years".

Personally, I'm not sure that I'd use linear in the context you cite, but mind you, I'm not a financial expert (or I wouldn't be doing this...)

I hope these suggestions will help a bit... Good luck.

Ulrike Lieder
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1 hr
usual, unusual term


Explanation:
Since I find no URL's for krumme Laufzeit or gerade Laufzeit, I think that these are not fixed phrases. Here, a gerade Laufzeit is not =even as opposed to odd, but is even as in there is no remainder after division, in this case by years.
Krumm means divergent from ordinary. Therefore the suggestions given, or ordinary / extraordinary would express what the German words express.

Nancy Schmeing
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2 hrs
see below


Explanation:
in this context I might use "odd" and
"even" loan term.
--just a suggestion--

Elisabeth Moser
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