Re: [Czechlist] Re: TERMS: SUV, forward pass + THANKS: Scull &Bones + motions
- I still think that "vozidlo pro volny cas" is a terrible translation of the
term, and very inaccurate. That calque "sportovni uzitkovy vuz" is better,
but I don't know if it sounds natural to Czechs.
Keep in mind that automotive companies in the US, and their ad agencies,
almost never check the accuracy of those translations, so bad terms -- or
even completely nonsensical terms -- can go undetected. They can even
perpetuate themselves under the justification that, "That's what they used
last time," or "It's what we usually use," etc. In one manual I went over,
they were using the Spanish equivalent of "záliv" to refer to a section of a
garage. It was totally nonsensical and incomprehensible, but people
justified it by saying, "That's been used before!" So, keep in mind that you
can change a pre-existing bad term to a good one, and probably no one will
notice on the American side, and on the Czech side they may even be grateful.
> I still think that "vozidlo pro volny cas" is a terribletranslation of the
> term, and very inaccurate. That calque "sportovni uzitkovy vuz" isI go with on this Jamie. I have been always used to call such
cars "terenni vuz" or "terenak" (colloquial style).
- SUV is Sport Utility Vehicle, as I'm sure you know, I've seen it translated
Sportovni uzitkovy vuz in Czecho, but don't think it's anything else than a
I've also seen these acronyms (SUV, HRV, etc) used as such - I think they
are understood among car people, maybe try using SUV, explaining it and then
sticking to it?
----- Original Message -----
From: Irena Steinerova <irena.steinerova@...>
To: Czechlist <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 11:03 AM
Subject: [Czechlist] TERMS: SUV, forward pass + THANKS: Scull &Bones +
> First of all, I would like to thank to everyone for their suggestions
> Scull&Bones (I decided to call it simply "tajny spolek Lebka s hnaty").
> thanks to Michal Borek and Michael Trittipo for their valuable help with a
> discovery motion/m. to supress!
> Today, I have two more questions. The first one is related to vehicles
> topic I am quite ignorant of): Does anyone know what an SUV (sport utility
> vehicle) is called in Czech? It does not have to be an "official" term,
> a colloquial name. (In my case, it is a Lincoln Navigator). I know what it
> looks like, but what the hell people call it? I have found "vozidlo pro
> volny cas", but it is too long and seems strange.
> The other question relates to football. I have the following sentence:
> lawyer who holds his speech in the same kind of suspicion with which Woody
> Hayesviewed the forward pass." OK, I have found that W.H. was a football
> coach and I understand that "forward pass" can be either a person or
> mice na protivnikovu branku". But which one fits the context??
> Many thanks in advance!
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- In a message dated 2/2/02 11:07:25 AM, otto@... writes:
>> I still think that "vozidlo pro volny cas" is a terribleI think "vozidlo pro volny cas" must originally have been the translation of
>translation of the
>> term, and very inaccurate. That calque "sportovni uzitkovy vuz" is
>I go with on this Jamie. I have been always used to call such
>cars "terenni vuz" or "terenak" (colloquial style).
"recreational vehicle" ("RV" for short), and was then misapplied to SUVs.