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Entgrenzung

English translation: break free

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06:20 Jul 19, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Entgrenzung
Talking about the liberation of art from formal constraints and the distinctions of genre at the beginning of the 20th. century: "Fragt man nach den Gründen für diese Neuerungen und Entgrenzungsphänomene, so wird man zu Beginn des letzten Jahrhunderts auf einen Paradigmenwechsel stoßen..."
Heather
English translation:break free
Explanation:
Entgrenzung is to break free. Actually you've put it pretty well yourself, don't be distracted by Phänomene. My proposal for your sentence would be something along the lines of: If we look at/examine why these new trends and the tendency to break free (of traditional constraints) emerged, we find that a paradigm shift took place towards the beginning of the last century..."
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Anya Malhotra
Local time: 11:56
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I like this; thanks, Anya!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naderestriction or liberating phenomenaJeanne Haunschild
nabreak freeAnya Malhotra
naphenomenon of overstepping the boundaries of conventionUlrich Lehne


  

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33 mins
phenomenon of overstepping the boundaries of convention


Explanation:
that's what it basically means, but being German, I can't really think of a more sophisticated way of expressing it. Hope it helps!

Ulrich Lehne
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:26
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 46
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42 mins
break free


Explanation:
Entgrenzung is to break free. Actually you've put it pretty well yourself, don't be distracted by Phänomene. My proposal for your sentence would be something along the lines of: If we look at/examine why these new trends and the tendency to break free (of traditional constraints) emerged, we find that a paradigm shift took place towards the beginning of the last century..."


Anya Malhotra
Local time: 11:56
PRO pts in pair: 48
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I like this; thanks, Anya!
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1 hr
derestriction or liberating phenomena


Explanation:
Same explanation as for Handlungsträger.

Jeanne Haunschild
Germany
Local time: 08:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5
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