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RE: German translation: Units with Einheit

Van Hirtum Johan
- 06/10/2015 12:28:51

Hi Eva,


‘Units’ as meter / liter / m² / m³…. or translated to ‘Einheit’. A piece or number of pieces is ‘Stück’. So you can have ‘5 Stück’ of a product, each 3 m long and with m as unit of price, then there will be 15 ‘Einheiten’.


With kind regards,



Van Hirtum Johan


Van: Eva Pinter @ xpansa []
Verzonden: dinsdag 6 oktober 2015 17:39
Aan: Community: Inventory and MRP
Onderwerp: German translation: Units with Einheit


Hi All german speakers,


I’m actually doing a project in Germany and I have noted that “unit(s)" has been translated by Einheit(en). This sounds quite unusual for me, as I’m used to the word “Stück” to describe the number of pieces. My customer is also puzzled about the word Einheit(en) as it does not fit to his vocabulary. At least in Switzerland, I always used the word “Stück” for material.


Any thoughts to share?


Thanks in advance 


Best Regards,
Eva Pinter

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