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English translation: reduction/impairment of earning capacity

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16:38 Jun 3, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: Erwerbsfähigkeit
...Minderung der Erwerbsfähigkeit...

Can I say reduction of earning capacity?
Waltraud Hummel
English translation:reduction/impairment of earning capacity
Explanation:
It depends very much on the context of the sentence; generally speaking, both "reduction" or "impairment of earning capacity" are correct translations.
However, "Minderung der Erwerbsfaehigkeit" or "Geminderte Erwerbsfaehigkeit" can also be rendered "disability" in English.
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DPS
Australia
Local time: 21:19
Grading comment
Thank you. This is probably closest to what is meant in my text.
Sorry to all the others who answered: I maybe was not precise enough.
W Hummel
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naearning capacityamona
nareduction/impairment of earning capacity
DPS
nareduction of earning capacityUschi (Ursula) Walke
nafitness for work
Kim Metzger
naearning powergangels
nareduction of purchasing power (acquisition capacity)
Parrot


  

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5 mins
reduction of purchasing power (acquisition capacity)


Explanation:
to be more exact.


    Muret-Sanders
Parrot
Spain
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gangels

profile removed: noooooo
42 mins
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14 mins
earning power


Explanation:
This is the standard expression in The US

gangels
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Uschi (Ursula) Walke: ability, compatability, compacity
4 hrs
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27 mins
fitness for work


Explanation:
This is also a possibility, but it depends on the context. Minderung der Erwerbsfähigkeit can also mean "partial disability."


    Harper Collins
Kim Metzger
Mexico
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profile removed: no, sorry
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46 mins
reduction of earning capacity


Explanation:
your own answer is perfect according to Romain/MacMahon/Rutter Legal Dictionary.

and google

HTH
:-)

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 20:19
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profile removed: Yes, this is absolutely correct
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2 hrs
earning capacity


Explanation:
Your assumption is correct.


    Koebler-Rechtsenglisch
amona
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2 hrs
reduction/impairment of earning capacity


Explanation:
It depends very much on the context of the sentence; generally speaking, both "reduction" or "impairment of earning capacity" are correct translations.
However, "Minderung der Erwerbsfaehigkeit" or "Geminderte Erwerbsfaehigkeit" can also be rendered "disability" in English.



    Dietl/Lorenz, Dictionary of Legal, Commercial and Political Terms
    Romain, Dictionary of Legal and Commercial Terms
DPS
Australia
Local time: 21:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 56
Grading comment
Thank you. This is probably closest to what is meant in my text.
Sorry to all the others who answered: I maybe was not precise enough.
W Hummel
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