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09:16 Jun 18, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: HTWH.
[URGENT]
Hi, I'm translating a German
driver's licence into English,
and where it says "Wohnort",
the name of the town is given, followed by "HTWH."
(Another wonderful example of
deutsche amtssprachliche Abkuerzungen!)
Susanne Garmsen
English translation:Ask client, and if that doesn't produce an answer, leave it
Explanation:
I looked for HTWH in the abbreviation lists of Langenscheidts Muret-Sanders, Hamblock-Wessel, an Internet-Site for accronyms,Duden latest edition, and searched on Google and Altavista. The only reference was "Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur", Leipzig, which apparently uses this abbreviation. Another use was in answers to a question "HTWH,xy" like a greeting, both not very likely in your context. Best regards, Christiane
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cbohnert
United States
Local time: 11:13
Grading comment
I finally did ask the client, who said (the town was
Singen, a detail which I should have provided)
that it stood for "Singen am Hohentwiel" near
Konstanz, thus that "HTWH" is the official abbreviation
of "Hohentwiel". Thanks so much, everyone,
for your efforts -- this was my first time asking
for help. All the best, Susanne
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naHTWH (Upper Taunus, West Hessia)Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naActually, the abbreviation for Hohentwiel is Htwl.- must have been a typo in your document??
Johanna Timm, PhD
naHochtaunus , Württemberg-Hohenzollern
Johanna Timm, PhD
naAsk client, and if that doesn't produce an answer, leave it
cbohnert
naHochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur
Dierk Seeburg
naPlease inform us about the name of the town!
KONSUL-SLOVENIA


  

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13 mins
Please inform us about the name of the town!


Explanation:
Please inform us about the name of the town - obviously it is a borough.

:-)

KONSUL-SLOVENIA
Slovenia
Local time: 18:13
Native speaker of: Native in SlovenianSlovenian, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 20
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18 mins
Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur


Explanation:
Is this near Leipzig? That's where the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig (FH) is located.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://www.daad.de/ibz/ankara/fhs.html
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 10:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 404

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
KONSUL-SLOVENIA: HTWH und nicht HTWK !!!
4 mins

Kim Metzger: Before handing out zeros, the grader ought to do a little research. HTWH is also used for HTWK for some reason.
22 mins

xxxeurotransl: a school would not be mentioned in the driver's licence
1 hr
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28 mins
Ask client, and if that doesn't produce an answer, leave it


Explanation:
I looked for HTWH in the abbreviation lists of Langenscheidts Muret-Sanders, Hamblock-Wessel, an Internet-Site for accronyms,Duden latest edition, and searched on Google and Altavista. The only reference was "Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur", Leipzig, which apparently uses this abbreviation. Another use was in answers to a question "HTWH,xy" like a greeting, both not very likely in your context. Best regards, Christiane


    Langenscheidts Muret-Sanders, Hamblock-Wessel, Duden, Internet
cbohnert
United States
Local time: 11:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7
Grading comment
I finally did ask the client, who said (the town was
Singen, a detail which I should have provided)
that it stood for "Singen am Hohentwiel" near
Konstanz, thus that "HTWH" is the official abbreviation
of "Hohentwiel". Thanks so much, everyone,
for your efforts -- this was my first time asking
for help. All the best, Susanne
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1 hr
Hochtaunus , Württemberg-Hohenzollern


Explanation:
Recently, German driver's licenses have become a staple in my translator's diet... the abbreviations after cities denote or specify regions/administrative districts. Without the name of the town, my suggestion is a wild guess... check the geographical location and see if this fits! WH is by the way the usual abbreviation for Württemberg-Hohenzollern, confirmed by Muret Sanders, and a google search on Hochtaunus( HT) brought up various sites. Good luck!


    Muret Sanders
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 09:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7302

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
xxxeurotransl
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8 hrs
HTWH (Upper Taunus, West Hessia)


Explanation:
I think that HTWH stands for
Hochtaunus Westhessen.
The first digits of the postcode should be in the vicinity of 55 - 61, if I'm right.

if you try google with 'polizei+hochtaunus+westhessen'
you get a result of 12 URLs,

including:

(PDF) 62.225.63.31/polizei/ps02 01/02-hessen.pdf

' ... im Bereich des PP Westhessen (Hochtaunus, Limburg-Weilburg und PP Wiesbaden ...'

I hope this is the answer, HTH, regards,
Uschi

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 03:13
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11 hrs
Actually, the abbreviation for Hohentwiel is Htwl.- must have been a typo in your document??


Explanation:
a google search for Singen/Htwl. will bring up many sites...


    Reference: http://www.google.com
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 09:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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