образование vs. просвещение vs. воспитание vs. обучение

English translation: education, enlightenment, upbringing, teaching

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Russian term or phrase:образование vs. просвещение vs. воспитание vs. обучение
English translation:education, enlightenment, upbringing, teaching
Entered by: Jack Doughty

20:23 Nov 27, 2015
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy / Терминология
Russian term or phrase: образование vs. просвещение vs. воспитание vs. обучение
* Что лучше образование, просвещение, воспитание или обучение?
Oleg Lozinskiy
Russian Federation
Local time: 04:50
education, enlightenment, upbringing, teaching
Explanation:
In some contexts any of these can be translated as "education", but the above are the more precise meanings of the words.

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Note added at 38 mins (2015-11-27 21:01:50 GMT)
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I can only give the obvious but not very helpful answer: it depends on the context.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:50
Grading comment
Thank you, Jack. And thanks to everybody who has participated in the discussion.
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4 +7education, enlightenment, upbringing, teaching
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
education, enlightenment, upbringing, teaching


Explanation:
In some contexts any of these can be translated as "education", but the above are the more precise meanings of the words.

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Note added at 38 mins (2015-11-27 21:01:50 GMT)
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I can only give the obvious but not very helpful answer: it depends on the context.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:50
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 142
Grading comment
Thank you, Jack. And thanks to everybody who has participated in the discussion.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you, Sir! But available TMs/word-books/lexicons/dictionaries/vocabularies/glossaries/thesauri also suggest for 'образование' -> 'schooling', for 'просвещение' -> 'instruction', for 'воспитание' -> 'mentoring' / 'parenting' / 'nurturing', and for 'обучение' -> 'training' / 'tuition' / 'drilling'. So, how do you choose / select among so many different/various/diverse/distinct/dissimilar/assorted/varied 'translation options'?

Asker: But I would most appreciate your kind advice. The exact detailed context is here: http://metonymia.ru/index.php/%D0%9E%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%89%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Donald Jacobson
12 mins
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agree  Tatiana Grehan: Because "enlightenment" is only one of possible translations for "просвещение", and it does not really belong to this line of words, I suggest "schooling" for "образование" and "education" for "просвещение". Agree with the rest.
1 hr
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agree  Susan Welsh: with Jack. Просвещение is absolutely the right word for enlightenment (but not that only). https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Эпоха_Просвещения
1 hr
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agree  Maria Popova
2 hrs
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agree  Oleksiy Markunin
5 hrs
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agree  Sasha Spencer
7 hrs
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agree  VicYas: "edification" instead of "enlightenment"
13 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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