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treibende Kraft

English translation: driving force

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07:25 May 17, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science
German term or phrase: treibende Kraft
seine Motivation ist die teibende Kraft
Johannes Hennes
English translation:driving force
Explanation:
driving force

We usually talk about the "driving force behind" something
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Fiona Busfield
United Kingdom
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Summary of answers provided
na +1driving force
Fiona Busfield
nahe is the motivator
Roland Grefer
namoving pover
Vesna Zivcic
nadriving powerTRANSRAPID


  

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17 mins
driving power


Explanation:
his motivation is the driving power

TRANSRAPID
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88

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Ulrike Lieder

Vesna Zivcic
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23 mins peer agreement (net): +1
driving force


Explanation:
driving force

We usually talk about the "driving force behind" something


    Experience
Fiona Busfield
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 40
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Gunsou

Andrea Kopf

berelin

Donna Hermanutz
12 days

agree  Roland Grefer
100 days
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1 hr
moving pover


Explanation:
I agree with the above proposals. Hera are also a few ideas:

driving force
mover
moving power
mainspring
spiritus movens


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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 13:31
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in pair: 571

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Gunsou

Ulrike Lieder
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100 days
he is the motivator


Explanation:
(trying to preserve the original intent, while suggesting a less literal translation)

Roland Grefer
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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