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English translation: post-it pad; basket; singular (US), plural (GB)

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04:57 Feb 2, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Haftnotizblock
As this is required for a presentation, I need a good catchy translation, not rewriting.
Another question:
Is "basketball basket" the right term for "Basketballkorb"?
And:
Is a company name usually followed by a plural verb form as in:
COMPANY X bid you a warm welcome?
TIA
Michael Scheidler
English translation:post-it pad; basket; singular (US), plural (GB)
Explanation:
Haftnotiz - post-it note; the package of them is called a pad.

Basketball basket is repetitious. If the context clarifies that you are talking about basketball, use only basket.

Collective nouns are usually used with the singular in US English.
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Andrea Nemeth-Newhauser
Local time: 19:16
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Summary of answers provided
naPost-itsAnita Millar
naSelf-stick notepadKARIN ISBELL
naPost-it Notes, Basketball hoop, see text.Andrew Morgan
napost-it pad
Evert DELOOF-SYS
napost-it pad; basket; singular (US), plural (GB)
Andrea Nemeth-Newhauser
nabasketball hoopBeth Kantus
napost-it blockOliver Koehler


  

Answers


3 mins
post-it block


Explanation:
Haftnotizen are those little sticky post-it notes

Oliver Koehler
Local time: 04:16
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19 mins
post-it pad; basket; singular (US), plural (GB)


Explanation:
Haftnotiz - post-it note; the package of them is called a pad.

Basketball basket is repetitious. If the context clarifies that you are talking about basketball, use only basket.

Collective nouns are usually used with the singular in US English.

Andrea Nemeth-Newhauser
Local time: 19:16
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian
PRO pts in pair: 53
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1 hr
basketball hoop


Explanation:
I agree with post-it pad, and the U.S./British rule for singular/plural usage. As for the basketball question, "basket" is good alone, or "basketball hoop" can be used.
Good luck w/ your presentation!

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
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2 hrs
post-it pad


Explanation:
post-it (note-)book...

Basket : see previous answers - I'd say they're all correct

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 04:16
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 148
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2 hrs
Post-it Notes, Basketball hoop, see text.


Explanation:
Post-it notes and basket ball hoop are fine, be awre though that "Haftnotizblock" is a generic term and "Post-it" is a brand name which has become a pseudo-generic term (like "Hoover" for vacuum cleaner in UK english). Companies take a singular in UK English - "Company XXY welcomes you to the conference" etc. "Bid in your sentence above is a past tense usage.

Andrew Morgan
Local time: 04:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 90
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6 hrs
Post-its


Explanation:
We use them all the time at school and everybody just calls the post-its.
Basket alone is better, as long as the context is established.
Yes, companies are plural, the same as "police" e.g.


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Anita Millar
Local time: 03:16
PRO pts in pair: 68
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7 hrs
Self-stick notepad


Explanation:
Cf. Collins German Dictionary

KARIN ISBELL
United States
Local time: 19:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 441
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