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Geschichte schreiben

English translation: to make history

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02:56 Jan 25, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Geschichte schreiben
I'm not entirely sure if we use this expression in the same way as the Germans - I guess I can probably just translate it word for word (write history), can't I?
Mit dem Kauf der tschechischen Produktionsstätte schreibt die xxx Geschichte: "Die xxx gehört zu den wenigen ostdeutschen Unternehmen, die aus eigener Kraft eine Marke geschaffen haben. Mit der Expansion verbessert der feinste deutsche Spinner seine Position im globalen Wettbewerb und sichert den Textilstandort ...
Sarah Downing
Local time: 19:40
English translation:to make history
Explanation:
"Geschichte schreiben" means the same as "Geschichte machen", my preference is therefore "to make history".
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Beate Lutzebaeck
New Zealand
Local time: 13:40
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Thanks a lot! Well, this is what I suspected when I read the term, but wasn't sure, which just proves that it's best to double check - somehow, "write history" didn't really fit the context.
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to make history


Explanation:
"Geschichte schreiben" means the same as "Geschichte machen", my preference is therefore "to make history".


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Beate Lutzebaeck
New Zealand
Local time: 13:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2079
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Thanks a lot! Well, this is what I suspected when I read the term, but wasn't sure, which just proves that it's best to double check - somehow, "write history" didn't really fit the context.
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