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|English to German translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: how well my work is going|
|I am regularly told how well my immediate work group is doing.|
Es geht um eine Mitarbeiterumfrage, und ich wüsste gerne, ob dieser Satz neutral ist oder positiv gefärbt (im Sinne von: ich werde für ... gelobt)
As an English native speaker I have to disagree with Uta. How well is not the equivalent of dass - if that was intended the statement would have read "I am told that ...."
In "how well" the how means "to what degree", or "to what extent" ... I am told whether and to what extent my work group is doing well. The answer could be that the group is doing badly - it does not have to be a positive answer, although I think there is some expectation that it will be.
"That" fails as a translation because it only indicates one possibility - the group is doing well. "How well", however, relates to a range - very badly, quite badly, quite well, very well etc.
I agree that "how" is a ambiguous word in English and it can need a lot of Fingerspitzengefühl to detect the meaning. If I say "He told me how well I look", that does indeed mean that he told me that I look very well. But "He told me how well I did in the exam", although it could mean "he told me I did very well", is more likely to mean "he told me whether I did well or badly" - and I think that this is the meaning in which the word is used in your sentence. If used in the sense "I am regularly told that the group is doing well" I would question what is going on, because there would then be no possibility for a group to be told it is doing badly!
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|Das war richtig, hab noch mal mit dem Kunden gesprochen, vielen Dank!|
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