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to tend to decrease

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by mattaku, May 6, 2006.

  1. mattaku

    mattaku Senior Member

    French (France)
    Can I say zu Sinken neigen, or do I have to say dazu neigen, zu sinken?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. übermönch

    übermönch Senior Member

    Warum wohne ich bloß in so einem KAFF?
    World - 1.German, 2.Russian, 3.English
    There is word 'tendieren' in german which is the equivalent of 'to tend'. 'to decrease' would be 'abnehmen', 'sinken' means 'to sink'. In what context do you want to say that?
     
  3. mattaku

    mattaku Senior Member

    French (France)
    Something like the turnout tends to decrease (talking about Bundestag elections).
     
  4. Vespasian Senior Member

    Switzerland, German language
    Die Wahlbeteiligung tendiert dazu zu sinken.
     
  5. Jana337

    Jana337 Senior Member

    čeština
    I don't like the word "tendieren".
    I would say "die Wahlbeteiligung geht stetig zurück".
    If you need a headline, "Wahlbeteiligung: Tendenz fallend" is very common.

    Jana
     

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