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Der Tod ist ihr ständiger Begleiter

English translation: death is always one step behind

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02:23 Jul 26, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Der Tod ist ihr ständiger Begleiter
Der Tod ist ihr ständiger
Begleiter

context: Himalaya / Bergsteigen
xxxHerwig Klost
Local time: 12:19
English translation:death is always one step behind
Explanation:
I would try not to stay too close to the source language, because it is a german phrase, which you cannot translate into English with exactly the same words.
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xxxoligu1
Local time: 11:19
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Summary of answers provided
na +3Death is your constant companion.enphiniti
na +1The threat of death is with her/them alwaysxxxEen
nadeath is always one step behindxxxoligu1
naDeath is HER constant companiontransatgees
naTHEIR
Trudy Peters


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Death is your constant companion.


Explanation:
I hope this helps.

-Jason


enphiniti
Local time: 05:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ambittles

agree  Caro Maucher: maybe "their const. comp."
3 mins

agree  Alexander Schleber: Since "ihr" is not capitalized, its definitely "their constant companion"
11 mins
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22 mins peer agreement (net): +1
The threat of death is with her/them always


Explanation:
Or: "Death accompanies her/them at every step". I would need to see the context to know if it's "her" or "them".


xxxEen
Local time: 11:19
PRO pts in pair: 4

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agree  ambittles
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2 hrs
Death is HER constant companion


Explanation:
Assuming ihr has no capital letter, this translation is also possible.

transatgees
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:19
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 768
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6 hrs
THEIR


Explanation:
I think it is: Death is THEIR constant companion.

Nobody tries to climb Mt. Everest, for instance, alone.

Trudy Peters
United States
Local time: 06:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3087
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8 hrs
death is always one step behind


Explanation:
I would try not to stay too close to the source language, because it is a german phrase, which you cannot translate into English with exactly the same words.

xxxoligu1
Local time: 11:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 8
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