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English translation: The 10-year guarantee does not include/cover normal wear and tear

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German term or phrase:Die Garantie beinhaltet keine 10 Jahre Neuzustand
English translation:The 10-year guarantee does not include/cover normal wear and tear
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
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09:11 Feb 29, 2012
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Furniture / Household Appliances / Furniture Guarantee
German term or phrase: Neuzustand beinhalten
"Die Garantie beinhaltet keine 10 Jahre Neuzustand. Bei Schäden jeglicher Art, verursacht durch Selbstabholung, Eigenmontage, Bedienungsfehler und Veränderungen von Montagezustand oder Verbrauchsmaterialien, wird keine Haftung übernommen."

From a 10-year guarantee for a furniture company. I can't make any sense whatsoever out of the sentence, "Die Garantie beinhaltet keine 10 Jahre Neuzustand". What on earth is meant by the expression, "Neuzustand beinhalten"? TIA for any light you can shed on this extremely strange phrase.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 21:02
The 10-year guarantee does not include (damage from) normal wear and tear
Explanation:
IMHO the original has a slightly abrasive tone about it that is hard to convey. I think Nicola is absolutely right and this is how I would translate it.
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Sue Shepherd
Local time: 10:02
Grading comment
Thank you Sue and peer graders - that has really helped a lot. I very much appreciate everyone's assistance.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +5The 10-year guarantee does not include (damage from) normal wear and tearSue Shepherd


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
The 10-year guarantee does not include (damage from) normal wear and tear


Explanation:
IMHO the original has a slightly abrasive tone about it that is hard to convey. I think Nicola is absolutely right and this is how I would translate it.

Sue Shepherd
Local time: 10:02
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you Sue and peer graders - that has really helped a lot. I very much appreciate everyone's assistance.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Phoebe Indetzki: agree totally, and best without the "damage from"
23 mins

agree  Nicola Wood
1 hr

agree  Ingeborg Gowans: absolutely, w/ Phoebe: drop the "damage from"
1 hr

agree  Mary Roberts: Natuerlich. Lassen Sie den "damage from" weg.
5 hrs

agree  casper: guarantee does not cover normal wear and tear
8 hrs
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