ihm

English translation: him / he (Ratzinger)

23:02 Apr 23, 2005
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
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German term or phrase: ihm
Sein Leben lang hat Joseph Ratzinger versucht, das wahre Leben zu ignorieren. In Rom ist es ihm besser gelungen als zu Hause in Deutschland. Jetzt hoffen die Katholiken in aller Welt, dass sich der rigide Glaubenswächter zum guten Hirten wandelt.

What does the "ihm" stand for here?

TIA!!!
Jianming Sun
Local time: 04:48
English translation:him / he (Ratzinger)
Explanation:
He had more success in Rome than at home

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Note added at 8 mins (2005-04-23 23:10:33 GMT)
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or he was more successful in Rome than at home
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Yvonne Becker
Local time: 16:48
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Thanks!
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5 +3him / he (Ratzinger)
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him / he (Ratzinger)


Explanation:
He had more success in Rome than at home

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Note added at 8 mins (2005-04-23 23:10:33 GMT)
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or he was more successful in Rome than at home

Yvonne Becker
Local time: 16:48
Native speaker of: Spanish
Grading comment
Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  rangepost
0 min
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agree  Jo Mayr: :)
19 mins
  -> Danke Johannes. Viele Gruesse

agree  Kim Metzger: Because "gelingen" is a dative verb. http://german.about.com/library/verbs/blverb_dativ2.htm
1 hr
  -> Danke
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