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IT as a specialist subject in German?

Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:07 PM

I know there are a few German speakers here at DIC, but I'm wondering if any of you know how to speak about IT in German?

The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of applying for a job~ IT administration, but the applicant should be able to speak German. The thing is, I was never taught how to speak about a specialist subject such as IT. Sit me down and I'll hold a decent conversation in German for hours, but I just about know the basics of IT. Now I'm repeating myself. BLAST!
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Anyway, what I'm saying is do any of you know where/how I could learn some IT-related stuff in German? I'm just looking around now for some kind of German IT forums to read~ any other ideas?

Thanks :)

EDIT:
The way I look at it, a lot of it should in theory be similar~ this stuff was invented in another country, so a lot of the words will be inherited, right?

ANOTHER EDIT:
Damn! I wrote a paper on IT in German, and I had to learn a lot of new vocab before writing it. Problem is, it was a few years ago, and I don't have the paper any more. :(

LAST EDIT:
I've found a German IT forum, just reading it is making me pretty confident. :)

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Re: IT as a specialist subject in German?

Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:06 PM

When Germans talk computer, they always use the English words. It makes for fun words, like ausloggen, downloaden, etc, also discussions whether to say backupen or upbacken or backup machen.

A large company Siemens, who used to make computers, demanded German words for everything, like Stapelzeiger for stack pointer. This never caught on, except in universities, where some older professors still demand this kind of stuff, a real horror for their students.
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Re: IT as a specialist subject in German?

Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:12 PM

View PostRedSonja, on 17 Sep, 2008 - 02:06 AM, said:

also discussions whether to say backupen or upbacken or backup machen.


Back'n Up'n :^:
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Re: IT as a specialist subject in German?

Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:32 PM

Das Internet. It's pretty easy. Most everything is the phonetic equivalent or close.
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