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the "wem ... dem" construction in this case

English translation: anyone .... who

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10:56 Aug 23, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: the "wem ... dem" construction in this case
Das Rad des Fortschritts dreht sich unaufhörlich schneller, und wem da noch nicht schwindelig ist, dem stellt sich unweigerlich die Frage nach der Sicherheit. This field is information technology. Thanks in advance.
Kerim
English translation:anyone .... who
Explanation:
Literally: The wheel of progress is turning more and more quickly, and anyone who does not get dizzy from this, evitably focuses (or has to focus) on the issue of security.

Good luck!
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Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 15:56
Grading comment
Thanks to everybody for the great suggestions. Anthony's response was the quickest and helped get over my mind block.

4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1anyone .... who
Anthony Frey
naanother alternative with anybody/anyoneDan McCrosky
nathose...whoKlaus Dorn
naif you're not
Mary Worby


  

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9 mins peer agreement (net): +1
anyone .... who


Explanation:
Literally: The wheel of progress is turning more and more quickly, and anyone who does not get dizzy from this, evitably focuses (or has to focus) on the issue of security.

Good luck!

Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 15:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 444
Grading comment
Thanks to everybody for the great suggestions. Anthony's response was the quickest and helped get over my mind block.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  IngePreiss
3 mins
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45 mins
those...who


Explanation:
...those who aren't dizzy from it yet, are faced with the question of...

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 23:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1514
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1 hr
if you're not


Explanation:
already dizzy from the increasing speed at which the wheels of progress are turning, you'll need to start asking yourself some questions about security.

This is how I'd phrase it. I think it's more natural in English to talk about the 'wheels' of something, rather than the 'wheel'.

Hope it helps anyway ...

Mary

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770
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2 hrs
another alternative with anybody/anyone


Explanation:
The wheel of progress is turning incessantly faster / faster and faster / continually faster / ever faster and anyone / anybody who isn't / is not dizzy yet must face the inevitable / unavoidable question of security.

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 21:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
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