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English as a foreign language

Living as a German in an increasingly English-speaking world

Articles from November 2018

2018-11-07: 6-P in English are 5-V in German

I just realised that the 6-P rule in English (many variations, also with a different number of P’s, exist; I’ll go with “proper preparation prevents piss-poor performance”) actually translates pretty well into German as the 5-V rule: „Vern├╝nftige Vorbereitung verhindert v├Âlliges Versagen“ (which translates literally as “reasonable preparation prevents total failure” but that’s close enough for me).