English translation: Only curiosity leads to knowledge
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12:34 Oct 29, 2002
German to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
German term or phrase:wer nicht neugierig ist erfährt nichts
If you wanted to make it slightly more politically correct, you could neutralize the gender by saying:
"those who are not curious learn nothing" or "whoever is not curious learns nothing".
There is, however, a slight ambiguity in English with the word 'curious'. It's possible, though by no means probable, that someone could understand the above sentences to mean "those are are not 'strange' learn nothing." If you wanted to get rid of this ambiguity, you could say 'curious about life'. It depends on your instinct!
farolingo Local time: 04:01 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 91