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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanStrat1

Was heißt dieser Satz?

Hallo,

ich habe diesen Satz zufällig getroffen und werde daraus nicht schlau:

"Werde deinen Ängsten mächtig".

Was denkt ihr?

Danke.

March 27, 2018

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

Müsste das nicht ein Genitiv sein, deiner Ängste mächtig?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birgit72635

Hi, I am native German. "werde deinen Ängsten mächtig" means that you shall overcome your fears. You should be strong an get a grip on your fears and control them and not let them control you. :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birgit72635

Gern geschehen, you are welcome :-))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phb2013

Could it mean "Overcome your fears", or 'Conquer your fears"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruth__Peanuts

This is what this sentence means for all you English speakers:

I accidentally hit this sentence and I do not know it:

"Become your fears powerful".

What do you think?

Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

I think it's something like "gain power over your fears". The sentence is unusual and sounds more like an ad for Yoga or a brainwashed sect. Anyway, I agree with Max.Em (see below)

The wording is similar in the sentence "ich bin des Schreibens mächtig" which simply means "ich kann schreiben" - I can write ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

Exactly, etwas (gen.) mächtig sein/werden is like to master something, like a language or some other skill. In the context of fear I rather know "seiner Ängste Herr werden", which has a very similar meaning (Herr=master, Herr werden/sein = to (be/become) master (to) something).

You also say beherrschen (eine Sprache/ sich selbst / seine Gefühle und Ängste).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phb2013

So would "Overcome your fears" or "Conquer your fears" be correct translations?

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