representation

English translation: hospitality (in this context), otherwise "entertainment"

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Swedish term or phrase:representation
English translation:hospitality (in this context), otherwise "entertainment"

19:29 Oct 26, 2020
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Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Education / Pedagogy
Swedish term or phrase: representation
I am looking for an alternative term for representation other than entertainment. In a business context, entertainment is a good translation for representation, however in an academic setting, "entertainment" could have so many ambiguous meanings that I don't think it appropriate here.

If a professor takes a colleague from another university out to dinner, I don't think he'd write "entertainment expense" on the claim for reimbursement. Although "hospitality" (or official hospitality) is a possibility, is there another term that might work in the non-profit (eg NGO) sector?

Representation is sometimes translated to "representation" - however to me that sounds like a sound-alike non-translation.
Charlesp
Sweden
Local time: 03:27
hospitality
Explanation:
My alma mater thinks you should use ”hospitality” and save the ”entertainment” for tickets to watch the performing arts.
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hospitality


Explanation:
My alma mater thinks you should use ”hospitality” and save the ”entertainment” for tickets to watch the performing arts.

Example sentence(s):
  • Employees who incur or approve expenses for hospitality, alcoholic beverages, entertainment, and other special expenses must exercise prudent judgment to ensure that the expenses are for legitimate University business[.]

    https://policy.umn.edu/finance/hospitality
Charles Ek
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