English translation: Laughter is the best medicine
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12:45 Apr 1, 2007
German to English translations [PRO] Medical - Psychology / General term
Hi, Francis, thanks for asking. It is for publication purpose in Chinese. I need to figure out what "Scherztherapie" means in a (popular) medical sense. I believe Andrews proposal serves that purpose best, that is, comic relief through a comic therapy: Laughter is the best medicine.
Hmm..., kann es tatsächlich so sein, daß das Wort "Scherztherapie" auch nur ein Scherz sei? Ich übersetze gerade etwas ernsthaftes und traff dieses Wort. Nach Google-Suche sind es 237 Treffe. Ich bin ziemlich verwirrt und deswegen frage ich nach dem ernsthaften Sinn in der Medizin.
Explanation: That's a pun. The "real" medical term would have been Sch*m*erztherapie, pain therapy. It alludes to the fact that Hitler continues to be a painful issue for most Germans. There's probably a better way to put this in English.