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"The dealer"

Translation:Der Händler

January 9, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marlen219

This translation depends on the context. "Der Verkäufer" could refer to the seller as in a contract, or to the salesperson in a shopping scenario as in a Kaufhaus, but that is not necessarily a dealer. "Der Verkäufer" really doesn't fit "Der Händler" either. "Der Händler" refers more to a merchant as in a wholesale situation. Handel is trade. i.e. Obst und Gemuese oder Wein Händler. That is where "dealer" sounds more likely as a translation. Now what if this is a casino and we are referring to a Kartenhändler? Which by the way I have never heard used. I have only heard that kind of dealer in German speech referred to as a croupier. There isn't a context here so the translation is imprecise.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xAshton

Would 'trader' or 'supplier' perhaps be better translations?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ldjerome

Thanks, Marlen219!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/theavic

Does "dealer" have sinister connotations here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marlen219

One cannot tell since the test item is generic. It would need to be proceeded by something specific such as "drug" (Drogen) dealer (Händler) vs. i.e. Schrotthändler. But "sinister" is also open to interpretation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TCockrum

I said Händler and was marked wrong. The correct answer was listed as Händlerin. Isn't that the female version of the word? Aren't they both correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kris6284

It is either der Händler or die Händlerin


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marlen219

When you have a car dealership ist es eine Autovertraetung.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ninja034

Could this not also be translated as "der Verkäufer"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Sapphira-

Isn't "verkaufer" supposed to mean "seller"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ldjerome

I have the same question as Ninja034-- could Der Verkaufer" not work?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/airvick

der Handelsmann sollte auch korrekt sein!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marlen219

Handel is trade, I would therefore translate Handelsmann als tradesman.

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