der sich durchzusetzen weiß und beide gewissermassen auf Trapp hält

English translation: who knows how to get his way with his parents and effectively keeps them on their toes

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German term or phrase:der sich durchzusetzen weiß und beide gewissermassen auf Trapp hält
English translation:who knows how to get his way with his parents and effectively keeps them on their toes
Entered by: Kathryn McFarland

22:18 Mar 9, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Psychology / Child's profile
German term or phrase: der sich durchzusetzen weiß und beide gewissermassen auf Trapp hält
Er präsentiert sich heute als motorisch sehr aktiver und aufgeweckter Junge, der sich gegenüber seinen Eltern weiss durchzusetzen und beide geweissermassen auf Trapp hält.
Kathryn McFarland
who knows how to get his way with his parents and effectively keeps them on their toes
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Brie Vernier
Germany
Local time: 05:23
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Sounds great - thanks!
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4 +7who knows how to get his way with his parents and effectively keeps them on their toes
Brie Vernier


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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
weiss durchzusetzen und beide gewissermassen auf Trapp hält.
who knows how to get his way with his parents and effectively keeps them on their toes


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Brie Vernier
Germany
Local time: 05:23
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Sounds great - thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lancashireman
23 mins
  -> Thanks, Andrew

agree  Johanna Timm, PhD: nice!
37 mins
  -> Thanks, Johanna : )

agree  Nicole Schnell
52 mins
  -> Thanks, Nicole

agree  Textklick: Concur :-)
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Chris

neutral  ottonicolai: I think "to get his way" is too strong. I think "to assert himself" or "stand up to his parents" is more like it, the rest is great
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Ottonicolai, but I don't think children generally "stand up to" their parents

agree  Ford Prefect
8 hrs
  -> Thanks, James

agree  Ulrike Kraemer
10 hrs
  -> Thanks, LittleBalu -- and I agree about "auf Trab halten"

agree  Lucia [Lulu] Lay: True, children usually "get their way" with their parents. Some children may then learn to stand up to them. =)
19 hrs
  -> Thanks, Lucia
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