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English translation: classy brand/model

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German term or phrase:Edelmarke
English translation:classy brand/model
Entered by: Tim Drayton
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04:49 Dec 16, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Edelmarke
Ferrari ist eine Edelmarke.
losher
Local time: 15:14
classy brand/model
Explanation:
I don't have a lot of problems with 'luxury brand', but 'classy' is another word frequently used with reference to cars, and perhaps it is marginally closer to the German idea of 'Edel'. The original was not 'Luxusmarke', after all. Then again, 'classy' would not be suitable for a very formal text, so a lot depends on the wider context.
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Tim Drayton
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Local time: 16:14
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Summary of answers provided
naclassy brand/model
Tim Drayton
naluxury brand
Kim Metzger
naaristocratic marqueRobin Salmon


  

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24 mins
aristocratic marque


Explanation:
"Edel" means noble, or connected with the aristocracy, and the French word "marque" seems to be preferred to" make" nowadays.


    Harrap's Concise German Dictionary.
Robin Salmon
Australia
Local time: 00:14
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 293

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32 mins
luxury brand


Explanation:
I did a search of autombile magazines and found this term used to describe the high-end models.

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 08:14
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Ulrike Lieder

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classy brand/model


Explanation:
I don't have a lot of problems with 'luxury brand', but 'classy' is another word frequently used with reference to cars, and perhaps it is marginally closer to the German idea of 'Edel'. The original was not 'Luxusmarke', after all. Then again, 'classy' would not be suitable for a very formal text, so a lot depends on the wider context.

Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 16:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 154
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