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"The calm comes naturally."

March 30, 2013



Hmm, I took a shot and "Die Ruhe kommt selbst" was accepted. Just commenting for the record.


dict.cc doesn't recognize von allein as meaning naturally and it literally means from/of alone...which I can't stretch to make sense as naturally. Any explanation here?

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"Ruhe" in this sentence should be translated as "stillness", "tranquility", "silence" that may come to you while meditating; it comes to you "naturally" ie. without any effort; "natural "inner peace" as contrasted to man-made "noise and busyness", "die Ruhe kommt von allein" = "stillness/peace will find you, if you give it a chance"; Enjoy


That translation is using the sense of the word “naturally” as: "used to describe something that happens or exists by itself without being controlled or changed” (to quote one of Merriam-Webster’s online definitions).

When you use that definition of “naturally”, it fits, because it happens by itself, i.e., from itself/from alone… von allein.


Is it a phrase?


The rest comes by itself is not a proper sentence in German Better: Die Stille kommt von allein. But: The sentence is contrived


"von allein" = by itself / oneself "The calm comes by itself."

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