Unterfluraufzug

English translation: Underground elevator

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20:22 Jan 16, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Unterfluraufzug
Again: in an attachment to a lease agreement:

"Die Versorgung erfolgt... ueber einen hydraulischen Unterflugaufzug an der Stirnseite des Gebaeudes..."
Petra Dr. Schmidt-Sarbutt
Australia
Local time: 23:18
English translation:Underground elevator
Explanation:
I have also found the expression underfloor in 2 German-English dictionaries (Ernst and InfoCare Database), but Altavista finds only 2 occurrences of an underfloor escalator - both on a German website. Hm. The underground elevator got 29 hits, so this might be the safer pick.
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Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 15:18
Grading comment
I am still not sure which one's the best translation. Randomly chose Caro's suggestion...
Thanks, guys!
Petra
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Summary of answers provided
4Underground elevator
Caro Maucher
4sub-floor elevator
Klaus Dorn
4below-ground dumb waiter
Dr. Fred Thomson
4Below-ground elevator
Trudy Peters


  

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Below-ground elevator


Explanation:
comes to mind

Trudy Peters
United States
Local time: 09:18
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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below-ground dumb waiter


Explanation:
These don't carry people, just objects.

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Note added at 2002-01-16 21:21:35 (GMT)
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Below the ground floor level makes more sense than below-ground.

Dr. Fred Thomson
United States
Local time: 07:18
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sub-floor elevator


Explanation:
I am still asking myself about the point of it being sub-floor...there doesn't seem to be any English equivalent expression. It's just an elevator, going down from the ground floor instead of up, right?

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 16:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Underground elevator


Explanation:
I have also found the expression underfloor in 2 German-English dictionaries (Ernst and InfoCare Database), but Altavista finds only 2 occurrences of an underfloor escalator - both on a German website. Hm. The underground elevator got 29 hits, so this might be the safer pick.

Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 15:18
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 111
Grading comment
I am still not sure which one's the best translation. Randomly chose Caro's suggestion...
Thanks, guys!
Petra
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