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Gunst der Stunde

English translation: advantage of the situation

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German term or phrase:Gunst der Stunde
English translation:advantage of the situation
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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23:39 Jul 12, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Gunst der Stunde
Sie hat die Gunst der Stunde genützt.
heimo
Local time: 09:50
advantage of the situation
Explanation:
She used the advantage of the situation
or
She has taken advantage of the situation
Selected response from:

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 09:50
Grading comment
It's really tough to choose a winner...
all the answers are helpful, unfortunately none
of them was as idiomatic as "Gunst der Stunde"
Thanks anyways for everybody's help.
Heimo
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1advantage of the situation
Mats Wiman
naTo take advantage of the momentxxxlone
nato use the situation to his/her advantage
Vesna Zivcic
namake use of an opportunityRolf Bueskens


  

Answers


30 mins peer agreement (net): +1
advantage of the situation


Explanation:
She used the advantage of the situation
or
She has taken advantage of the situation


    Cassels de<>en dictionary+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 09:50
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498
Grading comment
It's really tough to choose a winner...
all the answers are helpful, unfortunately none
of them was as idiomatic as "Gunst der Stunde"
Thanks anyways for everybody's help.
Heimo

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mary Worby: But definitely 'taken' rather than 'used'
53 mins
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40 mins
to use the situation to his/her advantage


Explanation:
She used the (favourable) situation to her advantage.
She took advantage of the favourable situation.


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... and throws him out of the office. Travis sulks for a short time and then realizes he can use the situation to his advantage. He begins to go through Newquay's ...

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2. Hitler was clearly able to
use this situation to his advantage.

pirate.shu.edu/~ohhyunjo/newpage14.htm





    same as above
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 09:50
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 571
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2 hrs
make use of an opportunity


Explanation:
Another option. I feel it's closer to the point.


    Professional experience
Rolf Bueskens
Local time: 19:50
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 544
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6 hrs
To take advantage of the moment


Explanation:
I would use the English equivalent "moment".

Therefore:

"She took advantage of the moment."


    experience and Oxford Duden Concise German
xxxlone
Canada
Local time: 03:50
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 330
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