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dull or boring task? #191376
05/30/10 11:45 AM
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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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Re: dull or boring task? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #191378
05/30/10 03:14 PM
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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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Re: dull or boring task? [Re: zmjezhd] #191381
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this is what he wrote:

Quote:
... 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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Re: dull or boring task? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #191384
05/30/10 08:21 PM
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Langweilleistungsfähigkeit, leider nicht. laugh

Re: dull or boring task? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #216953
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"SCHWERPUNKT" IN GERMAN IS "FOCUS" IN ENGLISH. THIS MAY BE WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR.


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Re: dull or boring task? [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #217022
06/11/14 03:12 PM
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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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