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11:49 Jun 8, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: hubraumstark
context: ...die Automobilindustrie hat gerade begonnen, ihre hubraumstarken Produkte durch weniger verbrauchsintensive Modelle zu ersetzen.

will I have to say "products with large engine displacement" or can anyone think of an equivalent English adjective for hubraumstark?
TIA
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 02:02
English translation:large-displacement models
Explanation:
It's true that the correct techical term is 'large-displacement engine(s)', but in your context 'models with large-displacement engines' sounds clunky. I would just say 'large-displacement models', since displacement is universally understood in this context to mean engine displacement.

See the ref; the Google extract from it is 'and European models, particularly in the large displacement categories.
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Ken Cox
Local time: 08:02
Grading comment
Thanks so much - that's what I first thought of, so I'll go with "replacing large-displacement models with lower-consumption models" (assuming "verbrauchsintensive" refers to the larger engines having higher fuel consumption).
Thanks again for your help!
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Summary of answers provided
nacommentKen Cox
nalarge-displacement modelsKen Cox
nalarge engine capacity, etc.Marcus Malabad


  

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large engine capacity, etc.


Explanation:
Beth, you're right about 'large engine displacement'. See links below.

You could also say large engine capacity:
http://www.aimracing.com/02hl/gossip.htm

or large swept volume:
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~civilenv/postgraduate/phd-env-8.htm



    Reference: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~minards/ydg_ytb.html
    Reference: http://www.usamotorcycle.com/az/halesmotors/suzuki.htm
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 08:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 1782

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gcaddy
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large-displacement models


Explanation:
It's true that the correct techical term is 'large-displacement engine(s)', but in your context 'models with large-displacement engines' sounds clunky. I would just say 'large-displacement models', since displacement is universally understood in this context to mean engine displacement.

See the ref; the Google extract from it is 'and European models, particularly in the large displacement categories.


    Reference: http://www.khi.co.jp/mcycle/museum/w1/history_e.html
Ken Cox
Local time: 08:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5905
Grading comment
Thanks so much - that's what I first thought of, so I'll go with "replacing large-displacement models with lower-consumption models" (assuming "verbrauchsintensive" refers to the larger engines having higher fuel consumption).
Thanks again for your help!
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1 day 21 hrs
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Explanation:
'lower-consumption' is OK, but the usual English jargon here is 'more fuel-efficient' , 'with lower fuel consumption' or 'with better fuel economy'

best regards -- ken

Ken Cox
Local time: 08:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5905
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