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    Gönnen Sie sich eine Auszeit


    Gönnen Sie sich eine Auszeit

    Das sollte die Einleitung für einen Website Text sein. Es geht um ein touristisches Angebot.

    Take a little downtime

    könnte man das so sagen?

    Danke für die Hilfe

    Author sämling (375097) 11 Mar 15, 10:30
    "downtime" klingt negativ ("Funktionsausfallphase"), ich würde "time-out" nehmen oder gleich konkreter werden ("time to relax" o.ä.).
    #1Author Raudona (255425) 11 Mar 15, 10:33
    Auf Deutsch: einen Webseitentext/ den Text einer Webseite

    (NB: Ich empfinde 'downtime' nicht als negativ)
    #2Author Gibson (418762) 11 Mar 15, 10:38
    Treat yourself to...

    You deserve a ...

    ich würde "rest" sagen. Downtime haben doch Maschinen, oder?
    #3Author Spinatwachtel (341764) 11 Mar 15, 10:40
    Nicht nur.

    noun down·time \ˈdau̇n-ˌtīm\
    : time when you are not working or busy

    : time during which a computer or machine is not working

    Examples of DOWNTIME

    After a busy day at work, I look forward to some downtime at home.
    We need to minimize network downtime.

    Ich würde es hier auch nicht unbedingt verwenden, aber wie gesagt: negativ ist es eigentlich nicht.
    #4Author Gibson (418762) 11 Mar 15, 10:44
    #5Author Spinatwachtel (341764) 11 Mar 15, 10:44
    Dann auch edit :)
    #6Author Gibson (418762) 11 Mar 15, 10:46
    SuggestionTake some time out
    wie wäre es damit?
    #7Author dadalu (1065140) 11 Mar 15, 10:47
    OT: In Schweizer Zügen hört man oft die Durchsage: "Gönnen Sie sich eine kulinarische Auszeit im Restaurant in der Zugsmitte." und wird von der Zugsprecherin folgendermassen übersetzt: "Treat yourself to a culinary break in our restaurant car in the middle of the train."
    #8Author coincidencia (584980) 11 Mar 15, 10:51
    Downtime v time out
    downtime - relaxing, not for any special reason (downtime after a day at work)
    time out - taking time away from an activity to avoid becoming exhausted/too tired to continue
    #9Author taylor509 (1055287) 11 Mar 15, 10:58
    take a time-out (Example: We've been working all morning. Let's take a time-out and get some coffee)
    settle down and relax
    let your hair down
    relax and unwind
    relax since everything is squared away
    #10Authorblowdown (811990) 11 Mar 15, 11:18
    I think "time-out" (the noun) is not countable.
    The phrase "to take time out" has no hyphens (cf. phrasal verbs: to take x out, to take it out on someone, to take time out of a busy schedule)
    #11Author taylor509 (1055287) 11 Mar 15, 12:09
    @taylor509: Welcome, you appear to be new to LEO. To give users a better idea of the authority with which you contribute, perhaps you could fill in your language profile.

    As for a time-out, it's a perfectly normal (countable) expression in sports and other fields so #10 is right.

    I also agree with #2 that downtime does not necessarily have a negative connotation.
    #12Author Spike BE (535528) 11 Mar 15, 12:57
    I also don't think downtime is negative... more for R&R.
    Time out - I would see as taking a break, or time for punishment (as for children, taken from their normal activities which got out of hand).

    How about:
    Indulge in some R&R (rest and relaxation - a well-known acronym, at least on this side of the pond)
    #13Author RES-can (330291) 11 Mar 15, 13:18
    I also agree with "downtime" not being a negative thing or not being limited to machines only. Here also maybe: Take a break from your daily routine ... (or whatever)

    #14Author dude (253248) 11 Mar 15, 13:47
    A "time-out" could have negative connotations, especially for people with small children ("time-outs" are often used as a disciplinary measure, like RES-can said).

    OT: like your user name, sämling... do you also answer to scheurebe? ;-)
    #15Author the kat (387522) 11 Mar 15, 14:15
    There's no doubt that 'downtime' can have negative connotations ('breakdown time') even if it needn't, and for that reason I'd use 'time out'.

    Treat yourself to some time out.
    #16Author escoville (237761) 11 Mar 15, 14:37
    SuggestionTreat yourself to/Take a break
    For me, "downtime" is something you have at home and not on holiday.
    #17Author Pipper (917363) 11 Mar 15, 17:06
    another possibility might be " your spare time...", but the expression most likely would not work well with gönnen.

    Vorschlag in #17 scheint mir hier am besten zu passen. Man kann sich eine Time-out / break irgendwann im Tag nehmen.

    Also, Treat yourself to / Take a break or Treat / Grant yourself a time-out.

    I think most AE speakers prefer spare time over downtime.
    #18Author Mein Fritz (862420) 11 Mar 15, 17:20
    Treat yourself to some quality time.
    (mir ist bewusst, dass 'quality time' nicht ganz das Gleiche ist wie Auszeit, aber der Kontext scheint ja etwa tolerant ausgelegt zu sein)
    #19Author wor (335727) 11 Mar 15, 17:23
    I don't think spare time fits here at all. Spare time would mean "when you have a minute," but I think the OP is saying "take a break" regardless of whether you actually have the (spare) time or not. Make the time for it.
    #20Author dude (253248) 11 Mar 15, 17:26
    @ Dude,

    As I wrote in #18: another possibility might be...but the expression most likely would not work well with gönnen. Vorschlag in #17 scheint mir hier am besten zu passen. Man kann sich eine Time-out / break irgendwann im Tag nehmen.

    I refer to my personal time / after a long day's work as spare time. As in "How do you spend your spare time?" or "What do you do in your spare time?"

    I've never heard of it referred to as downtime until now. Man lernt nie aus....
    #21Author Mein Fritz (862420) 12 Mar 15, 02:44
    SuggestionTreat yourself to some downtime.
    #22Author Nick (US) (735138) 12 Mar 15, 05:10
    Take a little time off.
    Take some time off.
    You deserve a break.

    I don't think either time out or downtime is a good choice.
    #23Author Jurist (US) (804041) 12 Mar 15, 07:22
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