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lernendes System

English translation: A learning system all by himself

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German term or phrase:lernendes System
English translation:A learning system all by himself
Entered by: Maya Jurt
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05:11 Aug 27, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: lernendes System
Germany's chancellor is often decribed in this way
mckinnc
Local time: 18:44
A learning system all by himself
Explanation:
I don't suppose you are confusing lernen and lehren (teaching)
Selected response from:

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 18:44
Grading comment
Thanks very much Klaus. I haven't quite pinned down how I want to say this but you've certainly helped me understand the meaning.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +5learning as he goes along
Klaus Dorn
na +1a person, a learning system or a work in progress?
Ursula Peter-Czichi
na +1A learning system all by himself
Maya Jurt


  

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7 mins peer agreement (net): +1
A learning system all by himself


Explanation:
I don't suppose you are confusing lernen and lehren (teaching)

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 18:44
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545
Grading comment
Thanks very much Klaus. I haven't quite pinned down how I want to say this but you've certainly helped me understand the meaning.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
13 hrs
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13 mins peer agreement (net): +5
learning as he goes along


Explanation:
How does the "System" relate to a human being (the German cancellor)? Are we saying he's a systematic learner, or are we saying he has a system for learning? For me, the above expression seems to be closest to the truth.

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 20:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1514

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alison Schwitzgebel: I also guess that this is what they mean here.
1 min

agree  IngePreiss
9 mins

agree  Alexander Schleber
12 mins

agree  Sven Petersson
22 mins

agree  Roland Grefer
13 hrs
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18 mins peer agreement (net): +1
a person, a learning system or a work in progress?


Explanation:
I agree with 'he learns as he goes along' - but the words do not say that.
The word system for a person is very unusual. Could they mean that the chancellor is a work in progress?

Ursula Peter-Czichi
United States
Local time: 12:44
PRO pts in pair: 242

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
13 hrs
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