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08:51 May 17, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: sich stehen in context below
Ich weiß noch nicht, wobei ich mich besser stehe, da ich in naechster Zeit wohl Oberleutnant werde.

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Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:37
English translation:how [in which situation] I'd be better off [financially
Explanation:
how [in which situation] I’d be better off [financially]…

Google: Searched German pages for "sich stehen". Results 1 - 10 of about 3,130. Search took 0.04 seconds

stehen 10. (ugs.) (s. + sich) in bestimmten (bes. Finanziellen) Verhältnissen leben: er steht sich gut
(Duden, Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, ISBN 3 411 05503 0)

HTH Tom
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Tom Funke
Local time: 14:37
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Summary of answers provided
naI still don't know what my best option istaxman
nato be better off
Wynona Kaspar
nahow [in which situation] I'd be better off [financially
Tom Funke
nabe wealthy?
Caro Maucher
naMore context neededprofile removed


  

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6 mins
More context needed


Explanation:
I would have to know the context first (e.g., what his he talking about? What alternatives or options is he pondering?).

But I would say:

"I don't know which would be better for me, ...."

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PRO pts in pair: 98

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Wynona Kaspar
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1 hr
be wealthy?


Explanation:
The Duden Universalwörterbuch has "sich stehen" as "in bestimmten (bes.finanziellen) Verhältnissen leben", in this case, your person would be wondering about what choice to make with a view to the fact that he will be promoted and earning quite a lot soon, and is not sure whether the other option would be as well paid. It is not a common expression at all, though - I never heard of it. HTH, Caro


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Caro Maucher
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Local time: 20:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 111

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4 hrs
how [in which situation] I'd be better off [financially


Explanation:
how [in which situation] I’d be better off [financially]…

Google: Searched German pages for "sich stehen". Results 1 - 10 of about 3,130. Search took 0.04 seconds

stehen 10. (ugs.) (s. + sich) in bestimmten (bes. Finanziellen) Verhältnissen leben: er steht sich gut
(Duden, Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, ISBN 3 411 05503 0)

HTH Tom



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Tom Funke
Local time: 14:37
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PRO pts in pair: 2419
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Wynona Kaspar
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1 day 2 hrs
to be better off


Explanation:
I agree with the previous suggestion:

I don't know yet where(with which of the options) I'll be better off, as I will be


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Wynona Kaspar
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:37
PRO pts in pair: 36
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1 day 5 hrs
I still don't know what my best option is


Explanation:
This may sound kind of basic but the expression, "wobei ich mich stehe" sounds of someone use to using a more vernacular approach to things.

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PRO pts in pair: 11
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