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You should have a bit more respect for his right hook. - Du solltest etwas mehr auf seinen rechten Haken achten.

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You should pay more attention to his right hook.

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Du solltest etwas mehr auf seinen rechten Haken achten.


You should pay a bit more attention to his right hook.

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Du solltest etwas mehr auf seinen rechten Haken achten.


Correction

You should keep your eye more on his right hook

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Du solltest etwas mehr auf seinen rechten Haken achten.


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This is a reference to boxing terminology and the proposed translation is much too proper, not to mention outright high-brow, for the boxing milieu, besides which "to have respect for" simply does not fit into this context! I find 95% of your entries correct and quite useful, so I just had to write in to comment on this glaring mistake in transation.

Regards,
Alix Sehr-Stewart
Freelance Translator/Interpreter, Vienna
Authoralix sehr-stewart14 Jul 04, 10:24
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Der komplette Eintrag sollte einfach rausgeschmissen werden. Schliesslich ist der ganze Satz keine stehende Redewendeung / kein Idiom.
#1Authororeg14 Jul 04, 20:10
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GENAU.Haut drauf und schluss damit!
#2AuthorBox-troll14 Jul 04, 20:20
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Man kann ihn m.E. stehen lassen, aber nur unter der Kategorie "Beispiele" -- zwischen den normalen Wendungen ist das tatsächlich Quark.
#3AuthorUho <de>14 Jul 04, 22:53
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Agree with Uho, but also with oreg that it's not a high priority to keep at all.


@alix: Interesting. I don't actually see anything wrong with the idea of having respect for an opponent's dangerous move in boxing; in fact, I would have assumed it originated from E>D rather than vice versa. And in fact, lo and behold, it seems to have come straight from Pons-Collins (beware annoying pop-ups & cookies):

http://www.wordreference.com/de/translation.a...
#4Authorhm -- us15 Jul 04, 01:35
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