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06:10 May 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: "Quereinsteiger"
"Betreut von einem Expertenteam ermöglicht x auch Quereinsteigern, sich intensiv mit den neuen Technologien zu befassen."
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English translation:see below
Explanation:
Something like: "Managed by a team of experts, x makes it possible even for non-professionals to work intensively with new technologies."

Or, if non-professionals has a negative ring to it, you might try "professionals from other disciplines"
Hope this helps, Beth.
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Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 01:52
Grading comment
Sorry, I did not indicate that I know exactly what Quereinsteiger means but was "just" looking for a suitable translation in this context. Beth´s answer
helped a lot, I decided on "professionals from related disciplines".
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nasee belowBeth Kantus
nabeginners without fundamental knowledgeJosef Schmid, Jr.
nasee below
Heather Starastin
napeople who entered into a profession laterallyEva Gerkrath


  

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17 mins
people who entered into a profession laterally


Explanation:
Quereinsteiger are people who didn't train for a profession from the bottom but started in another profession an crossed over or made a lateral entrie into another profession without having to start from the bottom all over again.
I don't think there is a nice one-word translation in English. Eva

Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 07:52
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 54
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17 mins
see below


Explanation:
A "Quereinsteiger" is someone who enters a profession through unconventional paths, e.g. someone who works his way up in the field field of economics and then switches over ("steigt quer ein") to IT. Maybe someone knows a more concise expression for this, but you can translate accurately enough it as "staff who have entered the field/profession/company from other fields/professions/companies", HTH!

Heather Starastin
Canada
Local time: 01:52
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 166
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28 mins
beginners without fundamental knowledge


Explanation:
Means: without bothering about the basics
idiom in English is "entering by the backdoor" or
"jumping into the middle"
beginner without basic knowledge; one who didn't take Computer 101 jumps into a higher level class

....enables beginners without fundamental knowledge to deal intensively with a subject or matter....

Josef Schmid, Jr.
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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32 mins
see below


Explanation:
Something like: "Managed by a team of experts, x makes it possible even for non-professionals to work intensively with new technologies."

Or, if non-professionals has a negative ring to it, you might try "professionals from other disciplines"
Hope this helps, Beth.

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 01:52
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
Grading comment
Sorry, I did not indicate that I know exactly what Quereinsteiger means but was "just" looking for a suitable translation in this context. Beth´s answer
helped a lot, I decided on "professionals from related disciplines".
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