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English translation: I stand by my suggestion

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04:28 Oct 4, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Behandlungplatz
Text about a dental suction device that has been developed to cut corners. Sentence is: Die vs600 ist eine Kombinations-Saugeinheit die 2 Behandlungsplaetze gleichzeitig mit einer hohen Saugleistung versorgt. HTH Nick
Nick Smith
English translation:I stand by my suggestion
Explanation:
I saw Star's suggestion above, and thought he may have hit on the right answer. So I did a bit more research and if you go to the web site quoted, you will actually see a photo of a 'Behandlunsplatz'(under one of the options along the top, I have now forgotten which one), which is indeed the chair plus the equipment. So, in conclusion, I still believe my suggestion to be correct.
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Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 05:58
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your help. Nick
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Summary of answers provided
naPoint/ place of treatmentTRANSRAPID
naI stand by my suggestion
Tim Drayton
na...that serves two dental chairs at the same time...
Mats Wiman
nachairbuckel
nadental treatment placesGeri Linda Metterle
na'treatment place'
Tim Drayton


  

Answers


44 mins
'treatment place'


Explanation:
What is meant here is two separate places where treatment is performed. If you think of a dental practice where more than on dentist works, it means that one piece of equipment can provide the necessary sucking power to two of these dentists in the rooms where they are treating patients at the same time. Quite how you express this in good English is slightly up to you, and depends on the flow of the text. I don't think a very literal equivalent exists. Perhaps something like: ... provides sufficient sucking action for it to meet the needs of two practioners working independently at the same time.

Tim Drayton
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46 mins
dental treatment places


Explanation:
maybe

dental examination places





Geri Linda Metterle
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51 mins
chair


Explanation:
I think of dentists as having chairs rather than places, but the chairs are in different rooms so perhaps treatment rooms. Treatment place doesn't strike me as a collocation.

Yours Mike Harold

buckel
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Ulrike Lieder
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2 hrs
...that serves two dental chairs at the same time...


Explanation:
place does not sound right

Mats Wiman
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5 hrs
Point/ place of treatment


Explanation:
Dear Nick,
I just had a look at the other proposed translations, and I personnaly do not think that this device is meant to provide suction to two independantly working dentists, but to one dentist, who is performing work on just one person, but treating two different teeth at the same time.
I spent quite a bit of time at the dentist, and I am aware that he uses a suction device very close to a tooth while working on it.

Here is a proposed translation of the sentence:
The vs600 is a combined suction device, which provides a high suction capacity simultainiously to two different places/points of treatment.

I hope I havent confused the matter,
(if in doubt about the issue I brought up, why not ring a dentist and ask about those possibilities)

Regards,
A.S.

TRANSRAPID
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10 hrs
I stand by my suggestion


Explanation:
I saw Star's suggestion above, and thought he may have hit on the right answer. So I did a bit more research and if you go to the web site quoted, you will actually see a photo of a 'Behandlunsplatz'(under one of the options along the top, I have now forgotten which one), which is indeed the chair plus the equipment. So, in conclusion, I still believe my suggestion to be correct.


    Reference: http://www.zahnarzteinrichter.de/zahnarzteinheit.html
Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 05:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 154
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your help. Nick
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