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PhD Studies and Research in Germany. Study in Germany. As a native born English speaker, "Dolor" is a new word to me. It does not appear in my smallish dictionary. Looking at this dictionary, similar words which may or may not be related, include "Doll" and "Doldrums". Dolls and Doldrums are both lifeless, and go no where on their own, a bit like someone with a lot of choices but unable to make up their minds - they may have to be taken, before they get anywhere.
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This lifelessness does partly fit the meaning Kittycat is after. He who has a choice, has the doldrums like a sailing ship with no wind. He who has a choice, can get dumbfounded like a doll. Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual. I updated the headline to include the German version again [The bigger the choice, the harder it is to choose. Or, literally transl.
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Also: He was in an agony of indecision; he made an anguished choice. My point here is that you don't have to translate Qual closely, since part of the reason it's used in the phrase is that it rhymes with Wahl.
Many idioms or soundbites in many languages go for rhyme or assonance, probably to enhance mnemonic value: no rhyme or reason; done deal; too pooped to pop; neither fish nor fowl; true blue etc. AND, for those insufferably persnickety ears that can't allow for the possibility of a decision being HAD instead of taken or made , here's your version: "Whoever takes the decision, takes also the affliction.
Cuz both parts of the sentence must take the same verb. A redirect remains from the German version. I've also changed the references here and in Finnish proverbs. Correctly: "Wer nicht will, der hat schon. My Opa used it often, mostly in contempt for those esp.
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Being kinky and placing the omnious translation right above everyone else's opinions: " This too shall pass. The equivalent "every cloud has a silver lining" is not correct. These two proverbs are actually very different. It basically says that there are ups and downs, or, more precisely, downs and ups. One incident occurs after the other. The English "equivalent" every cloud has a silver lining , which is widely used in the U.
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I think it goes without saying that these meanings are very different. I corrected the meaning. Before: "Fear spreads quickly". This is not what the proverb is about. It means, that fear will empower you to do things you wouldn't or couldn't normally do. I'm not sure that the stated provenance from Lenin is correct. I've always understood that it was Stalin who coined this one. Moreover, for either of those two, this quote doesn't properly belong here, since it is not an original German proverb. Stalin didn't speak German anyway and whilst Lenin did, it was not his mother tongue, so in my view the quote should go to Russian proverbs, if it is a proverb at all and not an attribuatble aforism, which is something entirely different.
Corrected from "Vertrauen ist gut, kontrolle noch besser. This is not Standard German. Im German and i don't know this proverb. I think its a strange dialect, could anyone please proove it?
I would do it myself but i think my English is too bad. The poor one oama and the greedy one jeetzya Jeetzya could also be translated as stingy. Could this also translate to "You get what you pay for"? Article gives a wrong, banal, too literal meaning "Shortcuts are often longcuts.
Correct meaning: "Straightforward approach is the best approach. No source, just my German. WaldiR talk. New discussion topics go at the bottom of the page; click here to start a new topic.
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