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15:36 Feb 10, 2009
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Computers: Systems, Networks
Swedish term or phrase: function (in this context)
Kundtjänst är företagets funktion för inrapportering av fel, beställningar
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4 +1entity
Thomas Johansson
4function / facility
Peter Linton



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function / facility

I think that 'function' in the sense of a corporate function, namely Customer Services, is a valid commercial expression in this context. Common, if elegant commercial terminology. Alternatively, 'facility' or even 'place'.

Peter Linton
Local time: 10:25
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A proposal. The functional, purposive sense is fully conveyed by the preposition "for" in the context.

Otherwise, my feeling is that you can also use "function", as Peter proposes; a sort of popular corporate terminology that makes them feel hip.

I think "facility" sounds too concrete; as if it was a particular building or office space.

Another suggestion may be "department", but this would only work if the "kundtjänst" in question really forms a separate department of its own.

Thomas Johansson
Local time: 05:25
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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