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"redan de gamla grekerna"

English translation: it's more kind of: " don't start from Adam and Eve"

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15:44 Dec 4, 2001
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
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Swedish term or phrase: "redan de gamla grekerna"
In the instructions for writing a press release:

"Glöm redan de gamla grekerna".

Is this "Forget reinventing the wheel"?
David Rumsey
Canada
Local time: 03:14
English translation:it's more kind of: " don't start from Adam and Eve"
Explanation:
or: skip the lengthy introduction explaining the context, the history the whys etc...and get directly to the middle part throwing the reader into the heat of action head on...
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Carole Muller
Denmark
Local time: 12:14
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5 +2it's more kind of: " don't start from Adam and Eve"Carole Muller


  

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it's more kind of: " don't start from Adam and Eve"


Explanation:
or: skip the lengthy introduction explaining the context, the history the whys etc...and get directly to the middle part throwing the reader into the heat of action head on...


    Native Danish speaker
Carole Muller
Denmark
Local time: 12:14
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ingrid Abramson: Right on the button!
1 hr

agree  EKM: Even "The old Greeks" would have agreed.. :-)
2 hrs
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