make compulsory

england, english
Hello,
How would you say "to make something compulsory"? I want to say "etwas obligatorisch zu machen" but have a feeling you can't use "machen" in this sense...

Vielen Dank

Laura x
 
  • Quelle

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    Can you give context?
    etwas verpflichtend (obligatorisch) machen
    But I think depending on context there would be a more idiomatic paraphrase.
     
    england, english
    yes sorry, I want to say "before it was made compulsory for all boys to become members of the HJ.." something like: "bevor es obligatorisch gemacht wurden, fuer die alle Junge Mitglieder von der HJ.."
     

    Quelle

    Senior Member
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    Then I would say:
    Bevor es für alle Jungen verpflichtend war, Mitglied bei der HJ zu werden,...
    Bevor die Mitgliedschaft bei der HJ verpflichtend war ...
    Bevor alle Jungen Zwangsmitglieder der HJ werden mussten ...
     
    england, english
    thank you so much!! I think I'll use the first one..so is there a difference between verpflichtend and obligatorisch or is is just down to preference?
     

    Quelle

    Senior Member
    Deutschland Deutsch
    thank you so much!! I think I'll use the first one..so is there a difference between verpflichtend and obligatorisch or is is just down to preference?

    No, there is no difference, "verpflichtend" is a German word and "obligatorisch" a word of Latin origin.
     
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