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wer suchet der findet

English translation: Look and thou shall find.

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German term or phrase:wer suchet der findet
English translation:Look and thou shall find.
Entered by: Blixen
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02:52 Mar 1, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: wer suchet der findet
It is a aying in Germany.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Roisin
Look and thou shall find.
Explanation:
This is the English equivalent.
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Blixen
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56
Grading comment
Thanks for the quick answer, this suits my context best.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1seek, and ye shall findMike McDonald
nahe who seeks shall findUschi (Ursula) Walke
na- Whosoever searches findsTRANSRAPID
naSeek and ye shall find
Steve Martin
naLook and thou shall find.Blixen


  

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5 mins
Look and thou shall find.


Explanation:
This is the English equivalent.


    Experience
Blixen
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 20
Grading comment
Thanks for the quick answer, this suits my context best.
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7 mins
Seek and ye shall find


Explanation:
That's biblical, though.
We also have "Finders keepers, losers weepers" but that's something different.

HTH anyway,

Steve Martin



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Steve Martin
Germany
Local time: 21:56
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 159
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7 mins
- Whosoever searches finds


Explanation:
-if you search/look, you will find


Not sure if thats any good,
but thats how I translate it for myself.

TRANSRAPID
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88

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RMBogucki
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1 hr
he who seeks shall find


Explanation:
just another version


    Oxford Duden
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 06:56
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
seek, and ye shall find


Explanation:
Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Bittet, so wird euch gegeben; suchet, so werdet ihr finden; klopfet an, so wird euch aufgetan.


    Matthew 7, 7
Mike McDonald
Local time: 20:56
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 74

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agree  msherms: I will have to agree after 12 years of Catholic school (USA)!!!
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