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Spreu vom Weizen trennen

English translation: separate the wheat from the chaff

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German term or phrase:Spreu vom Weizen trennen
English translation:separate the wheat from the chaff
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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18:18 Mar 6, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Spreu vom Weizen trennen
any ideas concerning the German equivalent??
Anja Graefe
Italy
Local time: 08:03
separate the wheat from the chaff
Explanation:
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Note added at 3 mins (2004-03-06 18:21:51 GMT)
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Or the sheep from the goats
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 01:03
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +6separate the wheat from the chaff
Kim Metzger


  

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separate the wheat from the chaff


Explanation:
*

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Note added at 3 mins (2004-03-06 18:21:51 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Or the sheep from the goats
http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/thesaurus?book=Thesau...

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 01:03
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 136
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!

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