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07:19 Dec 5, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Tiefkühlkomponenten
A company describes its 'Tätigkeit' as:
Produktion und Vertrieb von Tiefkühlmenüs und Tiefkühlkomponenten für die Betriebs- und Sozialverpflegung.
Obviously, the company supplies frozen food but what are 'Tiefkühlkomponenten' and does 'Sozialverpflegung' refer to meals provided by social services, ie meals on wheels, or just catering services for social occasions as oppose to business catering?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 20:55
English translation:see detail
Explanation:
Here, a distinction is being made between full meals (Munüs) and individual ingredients or courses (Componenten) -- the company can thus supply both frozen dinners and frozen ingredients.

Also, 'Sozial' definitely means 'social' in the sense of 'social services', not in the sense of 'social life'.
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Ken Cox
Local time: 20:55
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Summary of answers provided
nasee detail
Ken Cox
name again ;-)
Michael Scheidler
nadeep-frozen components
Michael Scheidler
nadeep-freeze products
Mats Wiman


  

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11 mins
deep-freeze products


Explanation:
meals on wheels and company canteen services is what's meant

Mats Wiman
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13 mins
deep-frozen components


Explanation:
Tiefkühlkomponenten are parts of the meals supplied for business cantines and social food services that are deep-frozen. The cantines as well as the social food services obviously prepare some parts of their daily meals fresh but also use deep-frozen components.
I guess they take fresh potatoes but use frozen spinach, for example, like any effective housewife :-)


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Michael Scheidler
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16 mins
me again ;-)


Explanation:
sorry for the spello: "canteen" of course


Michael Scheidler
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5 hrs
see detail


Explanation:
Here, a distinction is being made between full meals (Munüs) and individual ingredients or courses (Componenten) -- the company can thus supply both frozen dinners and frozen ingredients.

Also, 'Sozial' definitely means 'social' in the sense of 'social services', not in the sense of 'social life'.

Ken Cox
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