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English translation: parental figure

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German term or phrase:Bezugsperson
English translation:parental figure
Entered by: Beate Boudro
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08:18 May 30, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Bezugsperson
Aus einem psychologischen Bericht:

Das Kind hat keine Bezugsperson in den Vereinigten Staaten.
Beate Boudro
United States
Local time: 17:40
parental figure
Explanation:
This is the term used most frequently in legal texts. Sounds a bit stilted, but check out some of these references to see if it might fit the bill.

A Bezugsperson is not so much a caregiver or a guardian as a person to whom the child can relate (whom s/he can trust), i.e. some parental figure.



In such disputes, the children's relationship with each adult is more important than blood ties. Custody is likely to go to the parental figure who is a more integral part of their emotional and daily lives.
www.chatelaine.com/experts/law/obligations.html

... Florida law gives parental rights of custody to biological or adoptive parents ... Kazmierazak
is the only other parental figure the child has known, the ...
www.wcug.wwu.edu/~wfront/1999/July/opinions1870.html

PDF] www.isu.edu/~bhstamm/pdf/sase.pdf
... this paragraph describe the way someone other than your birth parent(s) or parental
figure(s) figures or primary caretaker(s)] as well as others in their life ...

Unfortunately, another common transference reaction is the "chip on my shoulder" e-mail. People who have antagonistic conflicts with authority figures may feel free to send a flaming e-mail to someone they perceive as an parental figure. The sometimes extreme hostility in such a message reflects the depth and intensity of the transference reaction. Anyone who has a web site that in any way presents themselves as an authority on some topic may be subjected to the "chip on my shoulder" e-mail
www.shpm.com/articles/internet/emailtransference.html

In late adolescence, the discontentus is booted out of the nest by the ritual suicide of the caregivers, who usually stage their death to look like an Imperial-attack-cleverly-disguised-as-Sandpeople-attack; this apparently is intended to cause the young to become angry and vengeful, thus distracting them from sadness and depression usually attendant on loss of a parental figure. NOTE: Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that, once given into custody of the new caregivers, reintroducing either or both birth parents at a later stage can cause great stress to the discontentus, causing its hand to spontaneously fall off.
www.phoenixfyre.net/TempleLibrary/tl1/slukae.txt
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Ulrike Lieder
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Summary of answers provided
naparental figureUlrike Lieder
nacaregiverKaroline Krauss
naGuardianDenise Boehning
naThere are no persons within the United States that the child can apply to.Sonja Tomaskovic
naparent personAdalbert Kowal


  

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6 mins
parent person


Explanation:
The child does not have any parent person in the USA.

Psychologic term referring to the persons normally taking care of the child (not necessarily the parents of the child). The expression above simply means "the child does not have anybody to take care of it in the US"


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Adalbert Kowal
Local time: 01:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 50

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Birgit Wahl
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10 mins
There are no persons within the United States that the child can apply to.


Explanation:
I would translate the sentence like this, though the word "Bezugsperson" has a direct English translation (psychological parent or attachment figure).

Sonja Tomaskovic
Germany
Local time: 01:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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28 mins
Guardian


Explanation:
I would say the "child does not have a guardian in the United States".

A guardian can be a parent or any person acting on behalf of the parent.


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Denise Boehning
United States
Local time: 19:40
Native speaker of: English
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36 mins
caregiver


Explanation:
The child has no caregiver in the United States.

I think "caregiver" is equally generic as "Bezugsperson"-neither term indicates a parental relationship.


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Karoline Krauss
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41 mins
parental figure


Explanation:
This is the term used most frequently in legal texts. Sounds a bit stilted, but check out some of these references to see if it might fit the bill.

A Bezugsperson is not so much a caregiver or a guardian as a person to whom the child can relate (whom s/he can trust), i.e. some parental figure.



In such disputes, the children's relationship with each adult is more important than blood ties. Custody is likely to go to the parental figure who is a more integral part of their emotional and daily lives.
www.chatelaine.com/experts/law/obligations.html

... Florida law gives parental rights of custody to biological or adoptive parents ... Kazmierazak
is the only other parental figure the child has known, the ...
www.wcug.wwu.edu/~wfront/1999/July/opinions1870.html

PDF] www.isu.edu/~bhstamm/pdf/sase.pdf
... this paragraph describe the way someone other than your birth parent(s) or parental
figure(s) figures or primary caretaker(s)] as well as others in their life ...

Unfortunately, another common transference reaction is the "chip on my shoulder" e-mail. People who have antagonistic conflicts with authority figures may feel free to send a flaming e-mail to someone they perceive as an parental figure. The sometimes extreme hostility in such a message reflects the depth and intensity of the transference reaction. Anyone who has a web site that in any way presents themselves as an authority on some topic may be subjected to the "chip on my shoulder" e-mail
www.shpm.com/articles/internet/emailtransference.html

In late adolescence, the discontentus is booted out of the nest by the ritual suicide of the caregivers, who usually stage their death to look like an Imperial-attack-cleverly-disguised-as-Sandpeople-attack; this apparently is intended to cause the young to become angry and vengeful, thus distracting them from sadness and depression usually attendant on loss of a parental figure. NOTE: Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that, once given into custody of the new caregivers, reintroducing either or both birth parents at a later stage can cause great stress to the discontentus, causing its hand to spontaneously fall off.
www.phoenixfyre.net/TempleLibrary/tl1/slukae.txt


Ulrike Lieder
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Native speaker of: German
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