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08:57 Oct 4, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: diskussionsfreudig
discussion-joyfully?
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Summary of answers provided
naeager to debate, argumentative
Dr. Sahib Bleher
naloves a good debate / eager to debate / happy to debateUlrike Lieder
nadiscussion happy
Mats Wiman
nadiscussion-happy
Parrot
naSee belowRandi Stenstrop
natalkativebuckel
naeager to enter a discussion / likes to discuss (things)Eva Gerkrath


  

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15 mins
eager to enter a discussion / likes to discuss (things)


Explanation:
When something ends with "-freudig" it means that is something one likes to do.
E.g. someone who is "kontaktfreudig" is very sociabel and makes contact easily. Maybe with this explanation you can find a better translation which fits your context. Eva

Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 15:11
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 54
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18 mins
See below


Explanation:
"freudig" can be both an adjective and an adverb.

Somebody who is "diskussionsfreudig" loves a good discussion, perhaps to the point of sometimes unnecessarily provoking one.

If the word is used as an adverb, it would of course mean that something is done in a "diskussionsfreudig" way.

I haven't been able to find or think of a single-word translation, but I hope this helps.



Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 15:11
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 265
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24 mins
talkative


Explanation:
depending on the context it could be a touch ironic.

Yours Mike Harold

buckel
Local time: 15:11
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57 mins
discussion-happy


Explanation:
in exactly the same sense as a person could be trigger-happy.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 15:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 315

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Trudy Peters
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1 hr
discussion happy


Explanation:
is no doubt the best on

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 15:11
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

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Trudy Peters
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1 hr
eager to debate, argumentative


Explanation:
The Duden describes diskussionsfreudig as "gerne diskutierend", i.e. loves to debate. If this is a passion which does not annoy others, eager to debate would be the right choice. If it is more in the direction of "streitsuechtig", then I would use argumentative.


Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 14:11
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 219
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1 hr
loves a good debate / eager to debate / happy to debate


Explanation:
2 points: discussion, at least in US English, is not equivalent to Diskussion. The German Diskussion carries some connotation of an intellectual exchange of ideas and would be better rendered as debate.

Trigger-happy does not necessarily carry a positive connotation, and I would not want to coin a phrase such as "discussion-happy". While I'm sure it would be understood, it sounds very unidiomatic. You'd probably be better off paraphrasing the term a bit and stating that the person loves a good debate or that he is always more than willing to enter into a debate.
HTH.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 06:11
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

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