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German to English translations [PRO] Marketing - Food & Drink
German term or phrase:Trockensortiment
From a text for a well-known company in the food/supermarket business in Germany, part of a list of the various standard range items:Brot & Kuchen, Obst & Gemüse, Trockensortiment etc.
dry goods? dry range of goods?
I agree wholeheartedly with you Kim, I started becoming active in Kudoz about 4 or 5 weeks ago and understand it as a means of helping and being helped whilst having a little fun at the same time. In certain cases the evident or a very good answer comes quickly and I then believe it not being worth others racking their brains if it fits so well. In the case concerned, I was "jogged" by your answer into remembering this term from the past for the same client. Hence there was no real need to wait. The glossary will now contain the correct term, thus fulfilling the "demands" of Kudoz.
Thank you once again for your huighly professional and unfailing help, Kim.
as Kim Metzger himself would admonish everybody else: wait 24 hours. not 2 minutes, before awarding Kudoz points, in the interest of giving all helpers a fair chance to have their say and giving you the choice of decision.
Explanation: SwissTell has a point, Stephen, but I don't see it as a matter of "awarding Kudoz points, in the interest of giving all helpers a 'fair chance' to have their say". This interpretation places the emphasis on points and "winners". I don't see KudoZ as mainly about awarding points and giving people "a chance" to win a game. KudoZ is about helping askers but more importantly also about creating a fine glossary for future users. The longer a question remains open, the better the chances are that a solution will be found that will be useful for everyone - now and in the future.
As I see it, another very important reason for adhering to rule 3.2 -
"It is recommended that askers allow 24 hours to pass before grading. This gives professionals in various time zones an opportunity to prepare well-researched answers."
is to counter the unhealthy rush to answer questions as quickly as possible. If it were impossible to close a question before 24 hours have elapsed, more members would take their time answering questions. They would carefully research Pro-level questions before submitting them, and everyone would benefit.
You say your job is urgent and must be completed and sent. Well, go ahead and send the job in. You can close the question a week from now when you've got more time, and you will be helping us make KudoZ a more professional feature.
Kim Metzger Mexico Local time: 13:19 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 125