Abgrenzung zum

English translation: differentiate / differentiation

10:42 Dec 2, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Abgrenzung zum
Abgrenzung zum Hedonismus-Verständnis der Wettbewerber und Herausstellen des Innovations-Charakters
This is a bullet point under the main heading of communication objectives. It is part of a marketing strategy for a new car which is focussing on communication.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 20:25
English translation:differentiate / differentiation
Explanation:
If possible, I'd suggest using a verb instead of a noun -

to differentiate ourselves from ... and to emphasize / underscore ...

Differentiate yourself from the competition. ...
www.amcity.com/atlanta/stories/2000/05/22/smallb4.html

HTH
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 11:25
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Summary of answers provided
naSee below
Randi Stenstrop
na-ing
buckel
na...to draw / drawing a clear line between...
Muhammad Riedinger
naDifferentiate from
Harry Decker
nadifferentiate / differentiation
Ulrike Lieder
naBoundary to/of
Hubbit
naScreening of from
Mats Wiman


  

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13 mins
Screening of from


Explanation:
Screening off from the hedonism of the competitors and emphasizing the innovative character


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 20:25
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

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Ulrike Lieder
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14 mins
differentiate / differentiation


Explanation:
If possible, I'd suggest using a verb instead of a noun -

to differentiate ourselves from ... and to emphasize / underscore ...

Differentiate yourself from the competition. ...
www.amcity.com/atlanta/stories/2000/05/22/smallb4.html

HTH

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 11:25
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

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Sabine Wedemeyer
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18 mins
Boundary to/of


Explanation:
I would suggest "Boundaries of hedonism - understanding the competition and emphasising the innovative character"

Abgrenzung is a typical word for boundary, boundaries, borders, borderline etc. as well as the other meanings of delimitation, fencing of etc. See the link below and search for abgrenzung to see this and other words for boundary.


    Reference: http://www.mms-spiess.ch/Inhalt.htm
Hubbit
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Ulrike Lieder
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2 hrs
Differentiate from


Explanation:
I think uel's proposed definition, using a verb instead of a noun is closer to the original intent.
I'd consider something like the following:
Differentiate from the self-indulgent attitude of the competition and emphasizing the innovative character.

"Hedonistic" has various defintions in english. Among them are: self-indulgent, self-gratifying, wild, pleasure seeking, riotous



    Self
Harry Decker
Local time: 14:25
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6 hrs
...to draw / drawing a clear line between...


Explanation:
would be an alternative, keeping to the root meaning of 'Abgrenzung'> 'Grenze'

Muhammad Riedinger
Pakistan
Local time: 23:25
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15 hrs
See below


Explanation:
I agree with uel that English tends to prefer verbs to nouns and suggest

Differentiate from the appeal to hedonism used by the competition and expose its [i.e. the car's] innovative emphasis.

HTH

Randi Stenstrop
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17 hrs
-ing


Explanation:
I think verbs are better as a rule but here an -ing (gerund or whatever the terminus technicus ist) would fit better
Differentiating .. and defining/presenting ...

yours Mike Harold

buckel
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