game of chicken

German translation: Konfrontationskurs

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English term or phrase:game of chicken
German translation:Konfrontationskurs
Entered by: Matthias Eng

21:45 Nov 23, 2018
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English term or phrase: game of chicken
Ich suche nach einer stilsicheren Übersetzung für "game of chicken" - hier ist der Satz: "We expect the Italians will back down from their game of chicken with the Eurozone." Die wörtliche Übersetzung, "Feiglingsspiel" geht leider gar nicht. Habt ihr irgendwelche schönen Einfälle?
Matthias Eng
Germany
Local time: 04:47
Konfrontationskurs
Explanation:
siehe Diskussion. Funktioniert als Metapher für die aufeinander zurasenden Autos beim wörtlichen "Feiglingsspiel" auch ganz gut.
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Kay-Viktor Stegemann
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Local time: 04:47
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3 +2Konfrontationskurs
Kay-Viktor Stegemann
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Chicken game
Stuart and Aida Nelson
Feiglingsspiel (engl. Chicken Game)
José Patrício

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Konfrontationskurs


Explanation:
siehe Diskussion. Funktioniert als Metapher für die aufeinander zurasenden Autos beim wörtlichen "Feiglingsspiel" auch ganz gut.

Kay-Viktor Stegemann
Germany
Local time: 04:47
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 56

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agree  Doreen Haedicke
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agree  Andrea Hauer: oder "Kollisionskurs"
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Reference: Chicken game

Reference information:
The game of chicken, also known as the hawk–dove game or snowdrift game,[1] is a model of conflict for two players in game theory. The principle of the game is that while it is to both players’ benefit if one player yields, the other player's optimal choice depends on what their opponent is doing: if the player opponent yields, they should not, but if the opponent fails to yield, the player should.

The name "chicken" has its origins in a game in which two drivers drive towards each other on a collision course: one must swerve, or both may die in the crash, but if one driver swerves and the other does not, the one who swerved will be called a "chicken", meaning a coward; this terminology is most prevalent in political science and economics. The name "hawk–dove" refers to a situation in which there is a competition for a shared resource and the contestants can choose either conciliation or conflict; this terminology is most commonly used in biology and evolutionary game theory. From a game-theoretic point of view, "chicken" and "hawk–dove" are identical; the different names stem from parallel development of the basic principles in different research areas

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_(game)

Stuart and Aida Nelson
United Kingdom
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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Asker: Danke, aber das ist mir schon klar :) Ich weiß auch, was es bedeutet, nur eben nicht wie ich es am besten auf Deutsch ausdrücke.

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Reference: Feiglingsspiel (engl. Chicken Game)

Reference information:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feiglingsspiel

José Patrício
Portugal
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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Asker: Hast du meine Frage eigentlich zu Ende gelesen? :)

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