Equilibristen

English translation: balancing act

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German term or phrase:Equilibrist
English translation:balancing act
Entered by: Mary Worby

22:57 Aug 20, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Equilibristen
Abend für Abend treten in den Varietéshows die weltbesten Equilibristen, Artisten, Jongleure und Seiltänzer auf. Multikulturelle Mitarbeiter und ein internationales Publikum schaffen zusammen mit den auftretenden Künstlern im ehemaligen Ballhaus aus den 20er Jahren ein rundum metropolitanisches Erlebnis
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:19
balancing acts
Explanation:
or tightrope walkers ...

I don't think the word 'equilibrist' would be understood by a general public. I've certainly never heard of it (although perhaps that isn't saying much (-:)

HTH

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:19
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naequilibrists
Sven Petersson
na -1balancing acts
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equilibrists


Explanation:
NOUN: A person who performs feats of balance, such as tightrope walking.
ETYMOLOGY: French équilibriste, from équilibre, equilibrium, from Latin aequil brium. See equilibrium </61/99/E0189900.html>.



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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 14:19
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1637
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balancing acts


Explanation:
or tightrope walkers ...

I don't think the word 'equilibrist' would be understood by a general public. I've certainly never heard of it (although perhaps that isn't saying much (-:)

HTH

Mary



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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770
Grading comment
I agree!

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disagree  Sven Petersson: OOPS! "tightrope walkers" is a special case of "equilibrists", "balancing acts" is not people.
7 mins
  -> But, Sven, does it really matter! The main thing is the readers understand what they do and don't have to consult a dict
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