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Art/Literary - Education / Pedagogy / Education
|German term or phrase: Wer ist Maria Montessori?|
|I am translating the webpage of a Montessori school. One section is titled as above, followed by "Maria Montessori wurde 1870 in Chiaravalle bei Ancona (Italien) geboren und starb 1952 in Holland."|
"Who is ... " seems strange. I could make it "Who was ..." but then it doesn´t correspond to the orginal. Cécile, my resident German adviser, suggested "About ...". But maybe it should after all be "Who is ..." on the grounds that it corresponds to the original. But does it, really? And if not, what does?
Sorry to bombard with examples, but my vote goes for "Who is..." Not only does it correspond to the original, but in this context, I think it sounds like the most natural question.
Who is Thomas Jefferson?
Looking for more information about Thomas Jefferson? Well check these
web sites out below! Do a BigChalk search above by typing ...
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... The philosophy respects the natural abilities and progression of
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|Certainly there are many cases where tense usage is different between German and English and one consequently transforms, but I don´t believe this is one of them - "Wer ist" is here at least as striking as "Who is". |
I was just about to send the translation off, avoiding the issue with Cécile´s "About ..." reinforced by Steffen, when I checked once more, and saw this. Together with 16 Google hits for "Who is Maria Montessori?" it convinced me to to use the literal translation.
Reviewing these answers and discussing further with Cécile uncovers a multitude of linguistic niceties. It seems it is actually more questionable in this context to use "Wer ist" in German than "Who is" in English. But the text was so well drafted that it was certainly intentional.
"Komische Sprache" - "Welche?" - "Alle".
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