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04:29 Aug 26, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: sentence
Deren Wirkung auf das politische Handeln aber liegt nur knapp über der Nachweisgrenze.

I am mainly having problems with the phrases "politische Handeln" and "Nachweisgrenze. Does the first mean the political debate or the business of politics for example. The general context is a summer trip by the German chancellor to the new Länder in the East and how the situation their is affecting his policies (trying to buy votes in this crucial electoral battleground.
TIA.
mckinnc
Local time: 05:22
English translation:Their effects on
Explanation:
politics have been negligible.

The effect that they have had on political activiites has been negligible.

They have had a negligible effect on the political arena / scene.

I'd probably go with one of the above. I think 'politische Handeln' is probably closest to 'political activities', but (and I've just thought of this, which is why it doesn't feature above) could also relate to policy ... so ...

The effects of this on policy have been almost entirely negligible.

See if it works for you ...

HTH

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:22
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That's great, thanks!
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Their effects on
Mary Worby
nasentence
Beth Kantus
naSatz
Roland Grefer
naThe effect on
Alan Johnson
na..whose effects/results on political acts can barely be proven
Maya Jurt
naTheir effect on political action lies barely above the noticeable.
Alexander Schleber


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Their effects on


Explanation:
politics have been negligible.

The effect that they have had on political activiites has been negligible.

They have had a negligible effect on the political arena / scene.

I'd probably go with one of the above. I think 'politische Handeln' is probably closest to 'political activities', but (and I've just thought of this, which is why it doesn't feature above) could also relate to policy ... so ...

The effects of this on policy have been almost entirely negligible.

See if it works for you ...

HTH

Mary

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770
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That's great, thanks!

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

agree  Andy Lemminger
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disagree  TechLawDC: Insufficient space; but once again the award is to an answer I would grade 2/4.
8 hrs
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10 mins
..whose effects/results on political acts can barely be proven


Explanation:
Nachweisgrenze: limits of proof.
politische Handeln: political acts.

I can play around with those words to formultate is clearly.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 05:22
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24 mins
The effect on


Explanation:
political business is, however, barely above the detection limit.



Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 05:22
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28 mins
Their effect on political action lies barely above the noticeable.


Explanation:
politisches Handeln
Handeln = taking action -> action -> activity.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 05:22
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2 hrs
Satz


Explanation:
Their impact on (the chancellor's) politics is barely recognizable.


Roland Grefer
Local time: 23:22
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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2 hrs
sentence


Explanation:
a bit of a rephrase, but fits your explanation:

The effect of these activities/Their effect on the chancellor's political ambitions is virtually non-existent.

HTH!

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 23:22
Native speaker of: English
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