samhällstjänare

English translation: civil servant

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Swedish term or phrase:samhällstjänare
English translation:civil servant
Entered by: Paula Ibbotson

09:18 Jan 21, 2003
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: samhällstjänare
Vilka yrken kan betecknas som ”samhällstjänare”

Exempel på yrken som vi lägger in under definitionen ”samhällstjänare” är följande (i huvudsak traditionella s.k.”uniformsyrken”):
 polisman
 brandman
 ambulanssjukvårdare
 akutsjukvårdare
 tullare
 gränsbevakare
 fängelsevakt
 andra slags vakter
 larmoperatörer
 nationalparkvakt
 skogvaktare

I would say "civil servants" here, I just want to double check ...
Paula Ibbotson
Canada
Local time: 06:20
civil servant
Explanation:
I concur with your proposed translation, see references for verification.
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Gabriella Jönsson
Sweden
Local time: 12:20
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5civil servant
Gabriella Jönsson
5public servant
Billy McCormac
3public sector workers
Peter Linton


  

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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
civil servant


Explanation:
I concur with your proposed translation, see references for verification.


    Reference: http://www.civilservant.org.uk/definitions.shtml
Gabriella Jönsson
Sweden
Local time: 12:20
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 46
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
public servant


Explanation:
is also valid

Billy McCormac
Local time: 12:20
PRO pts in pair: 335
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
public sector workers


Explanation:
Although the other suggestions are correct as translations, from a Brit perspective, a 'civil servant' suggests an office worker in a Govt department rather than someone in uniform. Also, the word 'servant' is a bit awkward these days - not PC. So 'public sector workers' could be a safer alternative.

Peter Linton
Local time: 11:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1432
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