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English translation: history-averse

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German term or phrase:geschichtsfliehend
English translation:history-averse
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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17:08 Apr 1, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History
German term or phrase: geschichtsfliehend
The context is: "Dieses Ergebnis könnte geschichtsfliehende Deutsche freuen und bestärken. Mit Blick auf Gedeih und Politikfähigkeit mündiger US-Bürger muss es verstören."
BrettMN
Local time: 23:38
history-wary
Explanation:
for starters

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Note added at 10 mins (2008-04-01 17:19:08 GMT)
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history naysayers

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Note added at 12 mins (2008-04-01 17:20:51 GMT)
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Germans fleeing from history

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Note added at 15 mins (2008-04-01 17:23:41 GMT)
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history-denying
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Jonathan MacKerron
Grading comment
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Jonathan MacKerron


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geschichtsfliehende
history-wary


Explanation:
for starters

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Note added at 10 mins (2008-04-01 17:19:08 GMT)
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history naysayers

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Note added at 12 mins (2008-04-01 17:20:51 GMT)
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Germans fleeing from history

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Note added at 15 mins (2008-04-01 17:23:41 GMT)
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history-denying

Jonathan MacKerron
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 47
Grading comment
Thanks!
Notes to answerer
Asker: That makes sense! So the first sentence could be translated roughly as, "This result might encourage and make happy history-wary Germans" (right?) That makes great sense in context. Thanks!

Asker: It seemed to work in the context is why. I didn't get "hooked" on anything. I'll write more context here and you'll see that it's not about Germans DENYING history.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Lancashireman: Interesting to follow your thought process, Jonathan. For some strange reason, the asker got hooked by your first insight and seemed wary/denying/naysaying of subsequent additions.
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Changes made by editors
Apr 2, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedgeschichtsfliehende » geschichtsfliehend
Field (specific)Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. » History
Field (write-in)geschichtsfliehende » (none)
Apr 2, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/828028">BrettMN's</a> old entry - "geschichtsfliehende" » "history-averse"
Apr 1, 2008 - Changes made by BrettMN:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/828028">BrettMN's</a> old entry - "geschichtsfliehende" » "history-wary"


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