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Bifirma

English translation: subsidiary company

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11:34 Aug 17, 2000
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Swedish term or phrase: Bifirma
Registrerad benämning för viss del av aktiebolagets verksamhet This is the "definition" that appeared in the source document. I need the proper US English term: subsidiary/branchfirm?
David Rumsey
English translation:subsidiary company
Explanation:
i.e. formed for part of the operations of the parent company

Ref. Norstedts Sv-en fackordbok (Ingvar Gullberg)
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Karen Goulding
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nasubsidiary company
Sven Petersson
nasubsidiary companyKaren Goulding
nasister company/ subsidiaryElisabeth Johansson-Shoaff


  

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1 hr
sister company/ subsidiary


Explanation:
There again, Sister company, or subsidiary or branch. One thing I noticed lately, some Americans do no longer refer to their \"mother office\" as \"main office\" but instead \"home office\". In this case I would probably use sister company (depending on how casual it is) or subsidiary rather than branch.

Elisabeth Johansson-Shoaff
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12 hrs
subsidiary company


Explanation:
i.e. formed for part of the operations of the parent company

Ref. Norstedts Sv-en fackordbok (Ingvar Gullberg)

Karen Goulding
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12 hrs
subsidiary company


Explanation:
"Sister company", as suggested by Lillian is wrong. It means a company with the same owner, i.e. it is a company with the same status, decision power and acountability as the company to which it is a sister company. "Sister company" may also be used when refering to members of a cartel.

Sven Petersson
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