English to German bench warmer

Dictionary entry: bench warmer

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benchwarmer n (teammate who doesn't play)Ersatzspieler Nm
Ersatzspielerin Nf

bench warmer n figurative, informal (sport: substitute player)Spieler auf der Ersatzbank Rdw
Ersatzspieler Nm
Elaine was ready to show that she was more than just a bench warmer.

Until both entries are merged, the translations should be the same.
 
  • Frank78

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    benchwarmer n(teammate who doesn't play)Ersatzspieler Nm
    Ersatzspielerin Nf

    bench warmer nfigurative, informal (sport: substitute player)Spieler auf der Ersatzbank Rdw
    Ersatzspieler Nm
    Elaine was ready to show that she was more than just a bench warmer.

    Until both entries are merged, the translations should be the same.

    Futhermore:

    Since "benchwarmer" is not quite a neutral word I don't know why it has been translated as "Ersatzspieler" (substitute). "Bankwärmer" exists in German, too.
     
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    stefanieG2

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    Hi there,

    I was not familiar with "Bankwärmer" even though I have been living here for 39 years. :) Nevertheless I figured that this term does exist, indeed. So I added it as well.

    Thanks!
     
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