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Worte belehren nur, Beispiele reißen mit

English translation: Words only instruct, examples excite

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German term or phrase:Worte belehren nur, Beispiele reißen mit
English translation:Words only instruct, examples excite
Entered by: Sonja Tomaskovic
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06:39 Sep 4, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: Worte belehren nur, Beispiele reißen mit
a sentence from a webpage, as introduction to the reference page
Sonja Tomaskovic
Germany
Local time: 01:03
words only instruct, examples excite
Explanation:
In other words :

It is better to give an example.
Selected response from:

xxxHenri
Local time: 01:03
Grading comment
Thanks everyone for your answer. I chose this one as it really
applies best. This sentence is the beginning of the reference page
on which the agency I am translating for is giving examples of
their past work. All the other translations have been great, too,
but that one is short, clear and straight. Thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1Words teach, examples fascinate
Mats Wiman
na +1words only instruct, examples motivate
Maya Jurt
na +1words only instruct, examples excitexxxHenri
na +1words teach, examples motivate
Maya Jurt
na +1Words can only teach, let the examples carry you away!Klaus Dorn
naWords only instruct, examples sweep you away.
Kim Metzger
nawords just give instructions
IngePreiss


  

Answers


9 mins peer agreement (net): +1
words only instruct, examples excite


Explanation:
In other words :

It is better to give an example.

xxxHenri
Local time: 01:03
PRO pts in pair: 59
Grading comment
Thanks everyone for your answer. I chose this one as it really
applies best. This sentence is the beginning of the reference page
on which the agency I am translating for is giving examples of
their past work. All the other translations have been great, too,
but that one is short, clear and straight. Thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kim Metzger
1 hr
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15 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Words can only teach, let the examples carry you away!


Explanation:
If it is for a webpage, you might need something with a bit of "ooomph", as we call it...

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 03:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1514

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kim Metzger
1 hr
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17 mins
words just give instructions


Explanation:
examples trigger the action

or

words just provide the knowledge
examples the desire to apply it.




IngePreiss
Germany
Local time: 01:03
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 47
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58 mins peer agreement (net): +1
words teach, examples motivate


Explanation:
another way to say it

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 01:03
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kim Metzger
20 mins
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59 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Words teach, examples fascinate


Explanation:
Words teach, examples excite
Words teach, examples stir
Words teach, examples captivate




    Norstedts+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 01:03
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kim Metzger
20 mins
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
words only instruct, examples motivate


Explanation:
Thinking it over, I correct my answer, because teaching means lehren.
Belehren means instruct, enlighten.


Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 01:03
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alexander Schleber: I like this one best.
1 hr
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1 hr
Words only instruct, examples sweep you away.


Explanation:
This is so much fun, I thought I'd give it a try too.


    Teacher/translator
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 18:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844
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