English translation: new democracy / fledgling democracy
Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
15:33 Aug 8, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Government / Politics
German term or phrase:jungdemokratisch
From an essay on the development of modern music:
"Die Institutionen der bürgerlichen Musikkultur, der Konzertsaal, das Orchester und der Salon, lassen sich im 19. Jahrhundert als städtische Institutionen denken, die Züge des jungdemokratischen, revolutionären Selbstverständnisses tragen."
Thanks to Ian and Andrew for two excellent answers. "New" works better in my context, but I'd reward both of you if I could. Andrew, you'll just have to settle for good karma this time around---thanks for making me smile. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Note that "Young Democrats" (Jungdemokraten) is a leftist political movement in Germany today, started in the 1950s. That term may have unintended connotations, as a result, depending on your overall context.
Some comments: I think the interpretation of "burgeoning" or even "new democracy" is the wrong direction. The sense of "democratic" in the 1800's was as much about social equality as political. I like Ineke's suggestion, which should be a new entry.
Automatic update in 00:
3 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
new democracy / fledgling democracy
Explanation: I'd imagine you'll need to turn the sentence around and use "new democracy" or - if it fits - "fledgling democracy"
xxxIanW Local time: 09:07 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 34
Thanks to Ian and Andrew for two excellent answers. "New" works better in my context, but I'd reward both of you if I could. Andrew, you'll just have to settle for good karma this time around---thanks for making me smile.