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Many LEO posts say, let's see what the native speakers say on this question.

As far as I recall, LEO postings often use the English phrase "native speaker" even when writing in German. (Wir brauchen jetzt einen native speaker.)

Why use the English phrase in German? Is this just a LEO custom? Is there an equivalent phrase in German? "Eingeborener Sprecher" might work, I guess, but I don't think I've ever seen it on LEO.
Authoreric (new york) (63613) 23 Apr 08, 11:39
Eine berechtigte Frage. Ich werde versuchen, mich wieder auf "Muttersprachler" umzustellen
#1Authormiss take23 Apr 08, 11:41
Auf deutsch ist Muttersprachler/Muttersprachlerin der entsprechende Ausdruck
#2Authormito23 Apr 08, 11:41
TranslationMuttersprachler, jemand mit der Muttersprache
Das ist das deutsche Wort. Tatsächlich ist aber unter Übersetzern ;-) "native speaker" auch im Deutschen gebräuchlich, wenn man auf die englische Sprache Bezug nimmt.
#3Authormad (239053) 23 Apr 08, 11:41
Ich glaube, "native speaker" wird oft verwendet, um auszudrücken und klarzustellen, dass jetzt ein englischer Muttersprachler benötigt wird.
#4Authorbabs23 Apr 08, 11:42
because they are always looking for English native speakers. German Muttersprachlerinnen are ten a penny on Leo.
Also, by using the English term you can avoid that tricky male/female endings business.
#5Authorspinatwachtel23 Apr 08, 11:42

I don't know why they always use the English, but the German is Muttersprachler, which literally translates as "one who has [the language] as their mother tongue"

Muttersprache = mother tongue

~ler is used in compound nouns to indicate a person with that property
#6AuthorHotmetal (BE) (374829) 23 Apr 08, 11:42
"Muttersprachler" wäre das richtige Wort ("eingeboren" geht gar nicht!)
#7AuthorIngrid23 Apr 08, 11:43
Bei LEO sollte man natürlich darauf achten, Native Speakers von MuttersprachlerInnen zu unterscheiden! :-)
#8Authortigger (236106) 23 Apr 08, 11:44
That has to be one of the highest number of "Synchronpunke" for highest number of simultaneous answers.

Good point spinatwachtel - avoiding the whole "er/erin" palaver is a good reason to just use English!
#9AuthorHotmetal (BE) (374829) 23 Apr 08, 11:45

Nein, hier ist die Synchronpunkt-Krone hingegangen:

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#10Authormito23 Apr 08, 12:03
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