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    interessanter Stoff (Thema)

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    interessanter Stoff (Thema)

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    Ich bin sicher, dass dieses Thema interessanten Stoff für Gespräche hergeben wird.

    I am sure that this topic will provide interesting ... - ?
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    Dazu fällt mir irgendwie gar nix ein.

    Danke schonmal im voraus!
    AuthorAnna C. (474640) 18 Dec 08, 21:15
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    I am sure that this topic will be thought provoking
    #1Authorlyrisol (US)18 Dec 08, 21:24
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    Thanks, Lyrisol!
    Now I am not quite sure how "provocative" the word "provoking" sounds in this context?
    I would need a wording that sounds just positive. The topic is meant to be purely interesting in the best possible sense, not controversial or anything like that.
    #2AuthorAnna C. (474640) 18 Dec 08, 21:46
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    "This topic should make for an interesting discussion."
    #3Authortorpedo (342074) 18 Dec 08, 21:48
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    Anna, I think you can just go literal here: "provide interesting material for discussion".

    There might be a better solution, but it escapes me at the moment...
    #4Authorwupper (354075) 18 Dec 08, 21:50
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    ...will generate/provide interesting subject matter for discussion

    but that doesn't mesh well with the "this topic" earlier in the sentence.
    #5Authorwupper (354075) 18 Dec 08, 21:55
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    Thanks, Wupper and Torpedo!

    I think I like #3. It does sound very idiomatic to my non-native ears - AE too?
    #6AuthorAnna C. (474640) 18 Dec 08, 22:23
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    I just noticed I already used "interesting" just half a sentence before that, and I can't seem to think of a word that's synonymous. Does anyone have an idea for me?
    #7AuthorAnna C. (474640) 18 Dec 08, 22:31
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    Vielleicht ein Adjektiv in dem Sinne von "eine angeregte Diskussion"?
    Nur damit ich nochmal eine Alternative habe, da ich "interesting" in einem ähnlichlautenden Kontext gerade davor gebraucht habe.
    #8AuthorAnna C. (474640) 18 Dec 08, 23:10
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    How about throwing in a "stimulating" somewhere?

    And I second wupper's #4.
    #9AuthorAnne(gb) unplugged18 Dec 08, 23:18
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    RE: #6
    Sounds fine to my ears.
    #10Authorwupper (354075) 18 Dec 08, 23:21
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    Thanks, Anne and Wupper! I should be able to make something of that.
    #11AuthorAnna C. (474640) 18 Dec 08, 23:56
     
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