English translation: how [in which situation] I'd be better off [financially
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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.
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
Caro Maucher Germany Local time: 20:37 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in pair: 111
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