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im Nachhinein zu entwerten

English translation: criticise after the event

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22:25 Jul 28, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: im Nachhinein zu entwerten
Hueten sie sich deshalb davor, den Ex oder die Beziehung im Nachhinein zu entwerten.
Tan
English translation:criticise after the event
Explanation:
So you should be careful not to start criticising / slagging off / denigrating the ex or the relationship after the event.

The alternatives above depend on the context and formality of the text.

They're basically saying you should avoid the temptation of seeing only the bad things in the relationship once it has split up.

HTH

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:23
Grading comment
Thanks everyone and especially Mary for your explanation.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2devalue afterwards, or, devalue in retrospecttransatgees
nacriticise after the event
Mary Worby
nato disqualify afterwards
Alexander Schleber


  

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8 mins
to disqualify afterwards


Explanation:
HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 23:23
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2340
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3 hrs
criticise after the event


Explanation:
So you should be careful not to start criticising / slagging off / denigrating the ex or the relationship after the event.

The alternatives above depend on the context and formality of the text.

They're basically saying you should avoid the temptation of seeing only the bad things in the relationship once it has split up.

HTH

Mary

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770
Grading comment
Thanks everyone and especially Mary for your explanation.
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
devalue afterwards, or, devalue in retrospect


Explanation:
similar sense to one of the earlier suggestions, different words.

transatgees
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:23
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 768

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Beth Kantus: definitely!
3 hrs

agree  Klaus Dorn
5 hrs
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