Moderator: Forum Administrators
I actually asked a German friend about this only yesterday and he told me that what he hears most often is the English term untranslated. The German Wikipedia article insists on the translation räumliche Distanzierung because "Es geht aber nicht um eine soziale Isolation der Individuen, sondern um die räumliche Distanzierung von (möglicherweise) infizierten zu nicht infizierten Personen." ("It's not about social isolation of individuals, but rather the physical distancing of (possibly) infected persons from those not infected.").
Naava wrote:We don't have a translation or any other term for this. We just speak of "staying at home"
awrui wrote:Same for Sami languages. I think translations of "social distancing" are just anglicisms in most languages.
linguoboy wrote:he told me that what he hears most often is the English term untranslated
awrui wrote:I wouldn't use any of those terms in German. I think the use of "Distanzierung" is heavily influenced by US media and internet speech, as in German it's rather used in connection with moral and ethics (like: "Ich distanziere mich vom Rechtsextremismus."). Something like "Abstandseinhaltung" sounds much more natural to me. "Distanzierung" sounds just... weird.
Iván wrote:Soziale Distanzierung is the most commonly-used term, in my opinion. At least, I have seen it quite often in the news.
https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/coronav ... orbereitet
https://www.mdr.de/wissen/mensch-alltag ... st100.html
https://www.derbund.ch/sonntagszeitung/ ... y/27357077
https://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/coro ... 56946.html
Linguaphile wrote:Car wrote:I've only seen soziale Distanzierung and the English version so far, I think. Yes, I've seen people criticise the term, but that's what people actually use.
Thanks for the confirmation!
Tenebrarum wrote:(So far I still haven't seen the heretic "Wir bleiben daheim" stickers anywhere in this region, thankfully.)
linguoboy wrote:Tenebrarum wrote:(So far I still haven't seen the heretic "Wir bleiben daheim" stickers anywhere in this region, thankfully.)
I couldn't help but do a quick search on "Mir bliibe deheim!" to see if my old college town had come out with a Mutterschbroch-Kampagne yet. If so, alas, it hasn't made it to the Internet.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest