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English translation: enthusiasm for new beginnings

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German term or phrase:Aufbruch
English translation:enthusiasm for new beginnings
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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14:32 Sep 29, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Human Resources
German term or phrase: Aufbruch
Talking about personnel issues and getting the most out of your staff by identifying their requirements, etc.
One of the phrases listed is:
Begeisterung für Aufbruch
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 02:44
enthusiasm for new beginnings
Explanation:
Aufbruch does not refer to anything specific like innovation, reform, reorgaization or similar, it's a question of mental attitude or personality trait, i.e. to be willing/positive/enthusiastic about making a new start or accept new challenges.
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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 02:44
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Summary of answers provided
naenthusiasm for breakthroughs
Parrot
nadeparture, awakening (context!!!)
Tom Funke
naproactive approachbuckel
naenthusiasm for new beginnings
Mats Wiman
naenthusiasm for innovationxxxKristina M


  

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5 hrs
enthusiasm for innovation


Explanation:
or:

...for new beginnings, or for (radical) changes, or for modernization, or for evolution, or for reform, or for a new tomorrow, or for novel ideas, or for breaking new ground...

This is an instance where you could pick from a bunch of possibilities.

Kristina

xxxKristina M
Local time: 20:44
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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6 hrs
enthusiasm for new beginnings


Explanation:
Aufbruch does not refer to anything specific like innovation, reform, reorgaization or similar, it's a question of mental attitude or personality trait, i.e. to be willing/positive/enthusiastic about making a new start or accept new challenges.



    MMI
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 02:44
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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9 hrs
proactive approach


Explanation:
seems to be an equivalent, commonly used phrase

buckel
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13 hrs
departure, awakening (context!!!)


Explanation:
but often requires nonliteral translation: In your context this could refer to enthusiasm for a specific new beginning (like launching a new project) or a more general enthusiastic pioneering spirit, enjoying breaking the rules to cross new frontiers, pursuing innovation, out-of-the-box thinking to trigger new paradigms or business initiatives etc.

Aufbruch departure, awakening (Oxford-Duden)
im Aufbruch begriffen be on the point of departure etc.
we’re going somewhere, …on the move (online dictionary)
Aufbruchstimmung pioneering spirit/spirit of regeneration Online glossary
Getting ready to go (Oxford Duden)

P.S. I sent this answer Sunday evening but it never showed up. Apparently there were server problems. Let's hope this works.

HTH Tom




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Tom Funke
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18 hrs
enthusiasm for breakthroughs


Explanation:
inspired by all of you...

Parrot
Spain
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Changes made by editors
Mar 15, 2007 - Changes made by Kim Metzger:
FieldOther » Social Sciences
Field (specific)(none) » Human Resources


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