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"Was ist deine Position?"

Translation:What is your position?

March 31, 2014



You can say: "Was ist deine Sichtweise darauf/dein Standpunkt dazu/Wie siehst du das/ Wie stehst du dazu" to ask someone for their opinion on a certain matter of discussion. "Was ist deine Lage" rather asks for the situation someone is in, for example financially wise. However, I find it uncommon to say that.

June 23, 2015


Can this also mean: What is your opinion?

March 31, 2014

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Opinion is "Meinung" in German. So "What is your opinion?" -> "Was ist deine Meinung?"

You can also use "Position", but it depends on the context. "Was ist deine Position?" (Where are you? What is your position?) "Was ist deine Position?" (What do you think about topic xy? What is your opinion?)

April 1, 2014


Just for fun, I tried 'What is your stance' as a translation. I think this should probably be accepted. If you're talking with someone about a particular issue, you could ask them 'What is your stance/position' interchangeably.

March 8, 2016


Will "What is your location?" work here?

October 3, 2014


Only in a military setting.

January 28, 2016


"Where is your location" was rejected. But surely that is a more reasonable English expression.

March 21, 2019


Is it equally valid to say "was ist deine Lage?"

June 22, 2015


Nope, you could say "Wie ist die Lage" meaning how are things going.

March 4, 2016


'Item' is also one of the synonym given in the drop down for position..how is it used??

April 8, 2016


I'd like to know, as well!

May 29, 2017


What shape are you in? Where are you on the map? What is your stance on this issue? Exactly which version of position is meant here?

April 18, 2016


Or what job do you hold, or how are you physically holding your body (seated position, prone position, supine, standing, leaning, reclining, upright, etc) Can any native speakers clarify how the German "Position" relates to the English "position"?

December 31, 2016


Getting sick of these stupid errors

October 29, 2018



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