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"Auf Dauer läuft er nicht."

January 10, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/rcabreu

freecity: "Auf Dauer" is an expression meaning "In the long run". The rest should be simple to understand.

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nat10sk2

The problem is that it doesn't flow well in English. "In the long run" is only used as an idiom, and not when referring to long distance races.

March 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marziotta

Is it possible to translate "auf Dauer" as "on endurance" or something similar?

February 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/freecity

Anyone could explain the meaning of this sentence?

January 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/percusse

In the long run often refers to the ambiguous future in which events turn out to be this way or that way....

"he doesn't run in the long term" probably means that there is an irreversible damage to his body and that he could never be able to run again. Or he was considering the race for a long time but in the end he didn't as philster043 points out.

Still it's not a natural translation.

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kelleymic

I translated this "He is not in it for the long run", which as accepted as correct.

May 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanBrady

Personally interpreted it as an idiom meaning "He's unreliable in the long term". Could be off on that though

June 1, 2013
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