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#191376 - 05/30/10 07:45 AM dull or boring task?
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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I have a friend who is looking for the German word for the ability to concentrate on a dull or boring task. any ideas?
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#191378 - 05/30/10 11:14 AM Re: dull or boring task? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
zmjezhd Offline
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for the German word

I would be hard-put to come up with a word in English for this. Why does he need a German word, which likely does not exist? That aside, the word for boring in German is one of my favorite words langweiliger.
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#191381 - 05/30/10 01:30 PM Re: dull or boring task? [Re: zmjezhd]
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this is what he wrote:

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... These 'loan' words pop up all the time in other languages and I encountered another German word recently which describes the ability to concentrate on a dull or boring task but I cannot for the life of me remember what the word was now.


so, not sure!
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#191384 - 05/30/10 04:21 PM Re: dull or boring task? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Langweilleistungsfähigkeit, leider nicht. laugh

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#216953 - 06/07/14 08:33 AM Re: dull or boring task? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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"SCHWERPUNKT" IN GERMAN IS "FOCUS" IN ENGLISH. THIS MAY BE WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR.
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#217022 - 06/11/14 11:12 AM Re: dull or boring task? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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SCHWERPUNKT 'focus, emphasis' does not specify if a task that is being ocncentrated on is boring or exciting.

I content that the word does not need to exist in English or in German. Just use the phrase.
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