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11:10 Jun 16, 2005
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German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Socrates quote
German term or phrase: Wer fragt, der führt!
Hello all,
This is quoted in a motivational presentation for salespeople. Anyone know the English?

Thanks a lot!
Hilary Davies Shelby
United States
Local time: 09:41
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2Ask, and you will receive!
Frosty
4If you don't ask, you don't get!
Louise Gough
3you show me a person who questions, I will show you a winner
Raghunathan
3No leader who doesn't dare to askfranglish
3In order to lead you first must question
Stephen Roche
3In order to lead you first must question
Stephen Roche
2 +1“he who asks the most questions, wins.”
Hermann
3He who dares, winsxxxIanW


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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
wer fragt, der fuehrt!
“he who asks the most questions, wins.”


Explanation:
Not sure wether this is the original :-)

Could Socrates Sell?


A. Drayton Boylston

Webster defines the Socratic Method as "A method of teaching or discussion, as used by Socrates, in which one asks a series of easily answered questions which inevitably lead the answerer to a logical conclusion."

How could the application of this benefit you?




    Reference: http://www.theboylstongroup.com/LL.php?mode=viewid&post_id=2...
Hermann
Local time: 15:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  xxxIanW: I can think of plenty of ProZ askers who live by this motto :-)
8 mins
  -> Never noticed ;-))

agree  vptrans: he just called it discourse.. but that s allright.. in marketing anything goes.
8 hrs
  -> Thanks :-)
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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
wer fragt, der fuehrt!
He who dares, wins


Explanation:
Yes, I know this is from Del Boy, but perhaps you could work it in some way: He who dares ask questions, wins.

xxxIanW
Local time: 16:41
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 41

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Hermann: I know this as "wer wagt, .... ;-))[ ] bares - could well be from Socrates:-))
8 mins
  -> OK, how about "he who bares, wins" :-)
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35 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
wer fragt, der fuehrt!
In order to lead you first must question


Explanation:
This sounds sufficiently old-fashioned to pass as a Socrates quote. Do you have the option of ditching Socrates altogether and going for something more recent such as: 'Ask and thou shalt receive'.

Stephen Roche
Local time: 16:41
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 22
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38 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Wer fragt, der führt!
Ask, and you will receive!


Explanation:
Actually, the `back to basics´ for sales people. Far and away the best method for finding out if someone has interest in or a need for your products.

Frosty
Local time: 16:41
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Native speaker of: English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Aniello Scognamiglio
4 mins

agree  xxxIanW: Yes, but I'd use "shall" rather than "will"
8 mins
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48 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
wer fragt, der fuehrt!
In order to lead you first must question


Explanation:
This sounds sufficiently old-fashioned to pass as a Socrates quote. Do you have the option of ditching Socrates altogether and going for something more recent such as: 'Ask and thou shalt receive'.

Stephen Roche
Local time: 16:41
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 22
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Wer fragt, der führt!
No leader who doesn't dare to ask


Explanation:
A possibility?

franglish
Switzerland
Local time: 16:41
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 28
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Wer fragt, der führt!
If you don't ask, you don't get!


Explanation:
...is how I've heard this expressed in the modern vernacular.

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Note added at 22 hrs 37 mins (2005-06-17 09:47:38 GMT)
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...although admittedly it does sound a bit abrupt, and moreover is a negative construction - not necessarily good for motivation!

Louise Gough
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:41
Native speaker of: English
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2 days18 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Wer fragt, der führt!
you show me a person who questions, I will show you a winner


Explanation:
one more option

Raghunathan
Local time: 20:11
Native speaker of: Tamil
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