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Halten Sie Ihren Ruecken frei ...

English translation: backing, backup

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19:36 Jun 20, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: Halten Sie Ihren Ruecken frei ...
I need creative help with this. There is a picture of a cowboy with this phrase : "Halten Sie Ihren Ruecken frei mit uns." Uns refers to a computer company. All I can come up with is "Protect yourself with us" but would be happy to hear other suggestions.
Kerim
English translation:backing, backup
Explanation:
You can keep the "Rücken" idea fairly directly if you play about with "backing" or "backup", along the lines of
"Get all the backing you need - from XXX"
or
"We can back you up"...

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beermatt
Local time: 19:52
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Summary of answers provided
naaddendum
Dierk Seeburg
naSomebody to watch over youxxxeurotransl
naWith us, you won't have to watch your back
Kim Metzger
nabacking, backupbeermatt
naYou won't be fenced in with us
Kim Metzger


  

Answers


24 mins
You won't be fenced in with us


Explanation:
den Ruecken frei halten means not to be restricted. The old cowboy song, "Don't fence me in" comes to mind.


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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 12:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
xxxeurotransl: not very "slogany"
18 mins
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29 mins
backing, backup


Explanation:
You can keep the "Rücken" idea fairly directly if you play about with "backing" or "backup", along the lines of
"Get all the backing you need - from XXX"
or
"We can back you up"...




    none.
beermatt
Local time: 19:52
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 53
Grading comment
Thanks!

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xxxeurotransl
13 mins
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44 mins
With us, you won't have to watch your back


Explanation:
Another meaning of den Ruecken frei halten is secure your line of retreat


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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 12:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
xxxeurotransl: again, not very creative, nor "slogany"
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45 mins
Somebody to watch over you


Explanation:
Just another idea - it is less literal than the other two (but I do like answer no. 2).

xxxeurotransl
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1 hr
addendum


Explanation:
As the current moderator of the English-German sub-community at ProZ.com I would like to ask everyone to please ignore inflammatory comments by other members. Proz.com is a professional/public site and we are not all born linguists. ProZ.com is accessed by a wide variety of users, professional translators included, and has no nor does it intend to have any control over the degree of difficulty of the questions nor the quality of the answers, and that is part of what the site is all about. Although the peer has decided to remain anonymous by not signing his/her comments, ProZ.com is open to anyone to participate according
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Thanks and Cheerio,
Dierk


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