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English translation: Office Manager

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04:06 Apr 6, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Bürokaufmann
If anybody should be the happy owner of a business dictionary: I need the translation of this term describing a certain kind of professional title.
Bochert Translations
English translation:Office Manager
Explanation:
I disagree with the suggestion "clerk" which is closer to "Büroangestellter" and implies a worker with fewer skills, less training, and fewer responsibilities than the "B.kaufmann". The "Kaufman" had to absolve course work at a Berufsschule to gain the certification and title of Kaufman whereas the clerk learned via on-the-job training. It is common that a person enters an office environment following his schooling as Bürokaufman doing clerical duties with the understanding that s/he will be moved into the position of Office Manager once they've become acquainted with the workings of that particular office and corporate culture. "Office Administrator" is one step up and generally requires a university degree in business management.
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Anka Andrews
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Vielen Dank für die ausgiebigen Erläuterungen. Hat wirklich sehr geholfen!! Viel Spaß noch. Henning Bochert mailto:info@aquinus.de
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Summary of answers provided
naOffice ManagerAnka Andrews
naAdministrative AssistantxxxG_Edition
naOffice Administrator/ Office Management Assistant
Dierk Seeburg
naCLERK
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naOffice AdministratorAgius Language & Translation
natrained office clerk
Sabine Trautewein


  

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5 mins
trained office clerk


Explanation:
Source: Hamblock/Wessels Großwörterbuch Wirtschaftsenglisch Deutsch-Englisch

Sabine Trautewein
Local time: 13:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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10 mins
Office Administrator


Explanation:
Hope this helps!


    The New Collins German Dictionary
Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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15 mins
CLERK


Explanation:
Plain and simple: clerk


    Reference: http://dict.leo.org
Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 13:19
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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26 mins
Office Administrator/ Office Management Assistant


Explanation:
An alternative, maybe more commonly used than a term from a dictionary.
Hope this helps.


    Reference: http://www.eukin.org/pages/vocationaltraingingoverview1germa...
    Reference: http://www.swissembassy.or.id/Bus+Eco/german_swiss_business_...
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 05:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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33 mins
Office Manager


Explanation:
I disagree with the suggestion "clerk" which is closer to "Büroangestellter" and implies a worker with fewer skills, less training, and fewer responsibilities than the "B.kaufmann". The "Kaufman" had to absolve course work at a Berufsschule to gain the certification and title of Kaufman whereas the clerk learned via on-the-job training. It is common that a person enters an office environment following his schooling as Bürokaufman doing clerical duties with the understanding that s/he will be moved into the position of Office Manager once they've become acquainted with the workings of that particular office and corporate culture. "Office Administrator" is one step up and generally requires a university degree in business management.

Anka Andrews
PRO pts in pair: 26
Grading comment
Vielen Dank für die ausgiebigen Erläuterungen. Hat wirklich sehr geholfen!! Viel Spaß noch. Henning Bochert mailto:info@aquinus.de
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2 hrs
Administrative Assistant


Explanation:
Dictionary for Business German - Bürokauffmann/Verwaltungsangestellte(r)= Administrative Assistant
Büroverwaltung/Verwaltung = Administration

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