Beförderungserschleichung

English translation: see below

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02:29 Jul 20, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: Beförderungserschleichung
Can anyone tell me the correct legal expression for "Beförderungserschleichung"? (no other context available; from a court ruling relating to someone who did it). TIA!
Heather
English translation:see below
Explanation:
Unfortunately for you, Beförderung has two meanings, both of which would be possible and logical if you have no more context.

1. Transportation (could be something as simple as taking the underground or as complex as intercontinental shipping)
2. Promotion (pertaining to career advancement)

"erschleichen" means to obtain something surreptitiously, by means of fraud, by trickery, by artifice or under false pretences.

Sooooooo, your hero/in could have obtained the transportation of something or someone by fraud or have got her/himself promoted on false pretences.

These translations come from law oriented dictionaries: Romain, Eichborn and Pons Fachwörterbuch Recht. Romain even mentions specifically: "Erschleichen von Beförderungsmitteln" as meaning "avoiding payment on public transport".

HTH - Dan
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 22:03
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It's not explicit, but I think from the rest of the text that "Schwarzfahren" must have been the problem. Thanks!
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Summary of answers provided
nausing transportation without paying
Nancy Schmeing
naErschleichen von Leistungen
Elise Hendrick
nasee below
Dan McCrosky


  

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1 hr
see below


Explanation:
Unfortunately for you, Beförderung has two meanings, both of which would be possible and logical if you have no more context.

1. Transportation (could be something as simple as taking the underground or as complex as intercontinental shipping)
2. Promotion (pertaining to career advancement)

"erschleichen" means to obtain something surreptitiously, by means of fraud, by trickery, by artifice or under false pretences.

Sooooooo, your hero/in could have obtained the transportation of something or someone by fraud or have got her/himself promoted on false pretences.

These translations come from law oriented dictionaries: Romain, Eichborn and Pons Fachwörterbuch Recht. Romain even mentions specifically: "Erschleichen von Beförderungsmitteln" as meaning "avoiding payment on public transport".

HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 22:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
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It's not explicit, but I think from the rest of the text that "Schwarzfahren" must have been the problem. Thanks!
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4 hrs
Erschleichen von Leistungen


Explanation:
The proper term is "Erschleichen von Leistungen" (265a StGB).


    Reference: http://www.recht.de
Elise Hendrick
United States
Local time: 16:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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9 hrs
using transportation without paying


Explanation:
This would mean as a passenger. If were for sending things, your offense would be designated with the words for sending.
Getting promoted by stealth is not an offense. Think of all the people who would have to be arrested!
Also that's the way I remember it. But it suffices to go by Germanistic logic.

Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 16:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 328
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