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English translation: particular strengths

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13:55 Jul 1, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: persönliche Stärken
persönliche Stärken

context:job interview

perhaps personal strengths
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English translation:particular strengths
Explanation:
Sure, it means "personal strengths" but that doesn't sound English. In an interview, particularly if you are translating a 'script' of some sort, I would ask the candidate: "What are your particular strengths?" Or just leave out the persoenliche bit altogether, as it's apparent from the context, or call it 'individual strengths'.
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Claire Nelson
New Zealand
Local time: 11:15
Grading comment
sehr gut!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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na +4personal strengthsUlrike Lieder
na +1particular strengthsClaire Nelson


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): +4
personal strengths


Explanation:
You are exactly right!
Interviewers will often ask the interview to discuss his/her personal strengths and weaknesses.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 14:15
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elinor Thomas: Yep. :-)
21 mins

agree  Yves Georges: 100 % right for me
1 hr

agree  Johanna Timm, PhD: perfect!
3 hrs

agree  Sven Petersson: Spot on!
8 hrs
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
particular strengths


Explanation:
Sure, it means "personal strengths" but that doesn't sound English. In an interview, particularly if you are translating a 'script' of some sort, I would ask the candidate: "What are your particular strengths?" Or just leave out the persoenliche bit altogether, as it's apparent from the context, or call it 'individual strengths'.

Claire Nelson
New Zealand
Local time: 11:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
sehr gut!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Judith Schmid
7 hrs
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