KudoZ home » Russian to English » Energy / Power Generation

Мы берем в аренду вашу же тепловую систему.

English translation: we rent your own heating system from you

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
Russian term or phrase:Мы берем в аренду вашу же тепловую систему.
English translation:we rent your own heating system from you
Entered by: David Knowles
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

12:25 Mar 28, 2004
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / Marketing brochure for private energy supply company
Russian term or phrase: Мы берем в аренду вашу же тепловую систему.
Мы берем в аренду вашу же тепловую систему и полностью отвечаем за ее состояние.

I think my problem is with the words "вашу же". Draft translation: "We rent a heating system to you and take complete responsibility for its condition." This means that "we" not "you" own the system! Is something more complicated envisaged here, like a sale and leaseback operation (so what was once "your system" becomes "our system")?
David Knowles
Local time: 08:49
we rent _your own_ heating system
Explanation:
"вашу же" means "your own". The idea is that it sounds a bit paradoxical: they provide their services as if they "rent" their customer's heating systems.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 8 mins (2004-03-28 12:33:28 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Maybe the legal form of providing such services includes formal renting of the customer\'s heating system (from the customers themselves or another company who owns the system which customers use).
Selected response from:

Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 10:49
Grading comment
Thanks. You've convinced me that my draft was incorrect. Maybe it should be "we rent your own heating system from you", since English really needs a "to" or "from"
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
3 +7we rent _your own_ heating system
Kirill Semenov


Discussion entries: 1





  

Answers


3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +7
Мы берем в аренду вашу же тепловую систему.
we rent _your own_ heating system


Explanation:
"вашу же" means "your own". The idea is that it sounds a bit paradoxical: they provide their services as if they "rent" their customer's heating systems.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 8 mins (2004-03-28 12:33:28 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Maybe the legal form of providing such services includes formal renting of the customer\'s heating system (from the customers themselves or another company who owns the system which customers use).

Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 10:49
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thanks. You've convinced me that my draft was incorrect. Maybe it should be "we rent your own heating system from you", since English really needs a "to" or "from"

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  George Vardanyan
5 mins
  -> спасибо :)

agree  Jack Doughty
40 mins
  -> спасибо :)

agree  nuclear: It's not all that paradoxical - by renting the system the company secures demand (from this system) for the power it generates. For at least fair price... This, in the long run, might outbalance the maintenance cost.
49 mins
  -> I mean, the idea is quite unexpected for customers and probably sounds really appealing to them

agree  Maya Gorgoshidze
1 hr
  -> спасибо :)

agree  Alexander Alexandrov
7 hrs
  -> спасибо :)

agree  Mark Vaintroub
15 hrs
  -> спасибо :)

agree  2rush
15 hrs
  -> спасибо :)
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search