Seine

English translation: to contribute; to play a part in

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German term or phrase:das Seine beitragen
English translation:to contribute; to play a part in
Entered by: Jianming Sun
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11:04 Sep 23, 2011
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - History
German term or phrase: Seine
Die Geschichte pflegt zu großen Ereignissen ihre kleinen Fußnoten zu schreiben. Die Fußnote zur Verschwörung gegen Hitler schrieb am neunzehnten Jahrestag ein Richter in Wilhelmshaven. Er nämlich schickte zum 20. Juli 1963 den Mann, der am 20. Juli 1944 der offizielle Held des Tages war, ins Gefängnis — jenen Otto Ernst Remer, der damals in Berlin das ***Seine*** dazu beigetragen hatte, den Aufstand der Patrioten niederzuschlagen.
Jianming Sun
Local time: 08:09
to contribute; to play a part in
Explanation:
Die Wendung heißt „das Seine/seine beitragen“ (oder bei Frauen „das Ihre/ihre beitragen“) und bedeutet einfach „zu etwas beitragen“. Otto Ernst Remer „did his bit in breaking the rebellion“ (or however you are going to translate the rest).
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Thomas Pfann
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Local time: 01:09
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3 +7to contribute; to play a part in
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +7
das Seine zu etwas beitragen
to contribute; to play a part in


Explanation:
Die Wendung heißt „das Seine/seine beitragen“ (oder bei Frauen „das Ihre/ihre beitragen“) und bedeutet einfach „zu etwas beitragen“. Otto Ernst Remer „did his bit in breaking the rebellion“ (or however you are going to translate the rest).

Thomas Pfann
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you all for helping

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Helen Shiner: 'To do his bit' would be the most accurate of your options, or 'played HIS part'.
13 mins

agree  Simona de Logu: who had done his bit
14 mins

agree  Günther Toussaint: or "to contribute his/her share"
18 mins

agree  Nicola Wood: Like Helen I would definitely go for "played HIS part"
1 hr

agree  Ann C Sherwin: his part
2 hrs

agree  franglish: with Heleen et al
5 hrs

agree  Nicole Schnell
5 hrs
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