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English translation: pet shop (Zoofachgeschäft/Zoohandel); Breeder (Zuechter)

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11:30 Aug 25, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Zoofachgescaeft / Zoohandler
Eine Alternative zum Kauf eines Kaninchens in einem Zoofachgeschaeft oder beim Zuechter ist das Tierheim.

Do we have such a thing in the UK? What do we call it? If not do we have a cultural equivalent?

TIA

Claire
Claire
English translation:pet shop (Zoofachgeschäft/Zoohandel); Breeder (Zuechter)
Explanation:
Zoofachgeschäft has nothing to do with a zoo. It basically means "shop for zoological articles" (including animals). The English equivalent is a simple "pet shop".

"Zoohändler" is the person that works/owns a pet shop. But this word does not appear in your sentence!

"Zoohandel" is just another word for "pet shop".

"Zuechter" (this DOES appear in your sentence) is a person that breeds animals (e.g. a particular breed of dogs) and therefore is translated with "breeder".

Your sentence could be translated as follows:

"Animal shelters are an alternative (option) to buying a rabbit in a pet shop or from a breeder."
Selected response from:

Karl Apsel
Ireland
Local time: 13:27
Grading comment
Thanks for your full explanation.
Claire
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +4pet shop/pet shop dealer
Kim Metzger
na +3pet shop - pet trader
Maya Jurt
napet store // pet dealer
Roland Grefer
napet shop and pet shop owner/merchant/retailer
Kim Metzger
napet shop (Zoofachgeschäft/Zoohandel); Breeder (Zuechter)
Karl Apsel
naRe: "Breeder"
Karl Apsel


  

Answers


10 mins peer agreement (net): +4
pet shop/pet shop dealer


Explanation:
In both cases, it's not a zoo that's being referred to but a shop and a dealer.


    Langenscheidt Muret-Sanders
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 07:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elisa Capelão
1 min

agree  Mary Worby
2 hrs

agree  Alison Schwitzgebel
3 hrs

disagree  Sven Petersson: A "pet shop dealer" sells pet shops, not pets!
5 hrs
  -> Yes, in a narrow sense of the word.

agree  Karl Apsel: I agree to "pet shop"
7 hrs

agree  Astrid Elke Witte: pet shop
10 hrs
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11 mins peer agreement (net): +3
pet shop - pet trader


Explanation:
It's where you find hamsters, fish, rabbits and exotic small animals.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 14:27
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson: Perfect!
5 hrs

agree  Karl Apsel: to "pet shop" but not "pet trader"
8 hrs

agree  Astrid Elke Witte: Yes, "pet shop" is correct, "pet trader" is incorrect.
10 hrs
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55 mins
pet shop (Zoofachgeschäft/Zoohandel); Breeder (Zuechter)


Explanation:
Zoofachgeschäft has nothing to do with a zoo. It basically means "shop for zoological articles" (including animals). The English equivalent is a simple "pet shop".

"Zoohändler" is the person that works/owns a pet shop. But this word does not appear in your sentence!

"Zoohandel" is just another word for "pet shop".

"Zuechter" (this DOES appear in your sentence) is a person that breeds animals (e.g. a particular breed of dogs) and therefore is translated with "breeder".

Your sentence could be translated as follows:

"Animal shelters are an alternative (option) to buying a rabbit in a pet shop or from a breeder."


    native German speaker living in Ireland for 8 years
Karl Apsel
Ireland
Local time: 13:27
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 94
Grading comment
Thanks for your full explanation.
Claire

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sonja Cooper: great explanation and good translation
4 hrs
  -> thanks

disagree  Sven Petersson: A "breeder" is the owner at the moment of conception!
4 hrs
  -> breeder=person who ~animals (Oxford Dict.)
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8 hrs
Re: "Breeder"


Explanation:
Sorry Sven, you might be coming from a biological, pharmaceutical, or medical background but in THIS context "Züchter" simply refers to the people that "breed" animals.

A selection of sources:

Oxford Advanced:
breeder = person who breeds animals

PONS/Collins:
Züchter(in) (von Tieren) = breeder

Langenscheidt:
Züchter (von Vieh) = breeder

Sorry again, but in this context it is straight forward...




    see above
Karl Apsel
Ireland
Local time: 13:27
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 94
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20 hrs
pet shop and pet shop owner/merchant/retailer


Explanation:
An alternative to buying a rabbit in a pet shop or from a breeder is the animal shelter. Essentially Zoohändler is the same thing as Zoofachgeschäft. The first places the emphasis on the merchant and the second on the shop. The URL below shows how the words are used in German.


    Reference: http://www.house-of-chinchillas.de/kauf.html
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 07:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844
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1 day 6 hrs
pet store // pet dealer


Explanation:
Zoofachgeschäft = pet store
Zoohändler = pet dealer
Züchter = breeder

Roland Grefer
Local time: 08:27
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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