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English translation: City Council / Town Council / Community Council

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German term or phrase:Gemeinderat
English translation:City Council / Town Council / Community Council
Entered by: Alexander Schleber
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23:49 Jul 24, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents - Government / Politics
German term or phrase: Gemeinde
What's the American for the people who administrate a town or country area - British English would be local council
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:10
City Council / Town Council / Community Council
Explanation:
sometimes depending on size.
There is no standard way, except that a city council will be for larger communities, and town councils for smaller ones.

HTH
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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 19:10
Grading comment
Thanks - I thought it was just the British that used Council.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1City Council / Town Council / Community Council
Alexander Schleber
na +1city or town council, county councilBeth Kantus
nalocal authority/town, borough, city council
Mats Wiman


  

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18 mins peer agreement (net): +1
City Council / Town Council / Community Council


Explanation:
sometimes depending on size.
There is no standard way, except that a city council will be for larger communities, and town councils for smaller ones.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 19:10
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks - I thought it was just the British that used Council.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcus Malabad: city/town council!
27 mins
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41 mins
local authority/town, borough, city council


Explanation:
Duden-Oxford on Gemeinde:
Gemeinde /';/ die; Gemeinde, Gemeinden a) (staatliche Verwaltungseinheit) municipality; (ugs.: Gemeindeamt) local authority; die Gemeinde X the municipality of X; einen Zug durch die Gemeinde machen (fig. ugs.) go an a pub crawl (Brit. coll.); go barhopping (Amer. coll.);
b) (Seelsorgebezirk) (christlich)
parish; (nichtchristlich) community; (Mitglieder) parish; parishioners pl.;
c) (Bewohner) community; local population;
d) (Gottesdienstteilnehmer) congregation;
e) (Anhängerschaft) body of followers; die Gemeinde seiner Anhänger his following

Merriam Webster on 'council':
town, borough or city council corresponding to DO a)


    See above
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 19:10
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 11
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5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
city or town council, county council


Explanation:
For cities or towns, the governing body is referred to as city or town council, and the individuals themselves are referred to as city or town council members, city leaders, city fathers, also often seen: city manager, but that generally refers to a single individual equivalent to a mayor. For country or rural areas, however, the term is county council (with the exception of Louisiana, where it would be called "parish government," as they refer to their counties as parishes.)

Hope this helps!

Ref: native of Louisiana; current (and former) resident of South Carolina, Michigan, and New York

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 13:10
Native speaker of: English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trudy Peters
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FieldOther » Law/Patents
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