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English translation: able to carry out a wide variety of tasks

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07:57 Dec 8, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: universell einsetzbar
This is from someone's job application. "Ich bin flexibel und universell einsetzbar." How can I phrase this in good English? Thanks in advance.
Chris
English translation:able to carry out a wide variety of tasks
Explanation:
To translate "universell" literally would in English be a mad exaggeration, as obviously nobody can do absolutely every type of work; the applicant is saying he is very adaptable, has various skills that can be applied in a number of work situations.
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xxxEen
Local time: 13:49
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Summary of answers provided
naI am flexible and will fit in anywhere.John Speese
nauniversally employable
Mats Wiman
naable to carry out a wide variety of tasksxxxEen
namulti-skilledTRANSRAPID


  

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7 mins
multi-skilled


Explanation:
A.

TRANSRAPID
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88

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Ulrike Lieder
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30 mins
able to carry out a wide variety of tasks


Explanation:
To translate "universell" literally would in English be a mad exaggeration, as obviously nobody can do absolutely every type of work; the applicant is saying he is very adaptable, has various skills that can be applied in a number of work situations.



    Collins German Dictionary
xxxEen
Local time: 13:49
PRO pts in pair: 4

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Ulrike Lieder
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1 hr
universally employable


Explanation:
or even universally deployable

Note employ does not only to hire but also anwenden, einestzen etc.


    MMI
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 14:49
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

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Ulrike Lieder
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1 hr
I am flexible and will fit in anywhere.


Explanation:
a semi-literal translation

John Speese
PRO pts in pair: 32

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Sabine Wedemeyer
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