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What is the german word for "theraputic"?

I am having language difficulties with my swiss partner at work! Is there a direct translation!?
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I am having language difficulties with my swiss partner at work! Is there a direct translation!?
Am going to venture: "Theraputik"
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Old 16.08.2007, 20:36
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

Ha ha
But surely she would have worked that one out or understood what I was saying? Are there any other words that mean similar?
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Ha ha
But surely she would have worked that one out or understood what I was saying? Are there any other words that mean similar?
Sorry, just had to be done

Odd though... just had a look on leo.org and as I thought therapy in German is therapie...

no direct translation of theraputic found unfortunately.

I'm no expert at all but next time you could say/ask something like "was ist das Adjektiv von Therapie"? (terah-pee). I'd ask my walking dictionary for you if he weren't in Germany with work.
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

Could it be that you are looking for "therapeutic" and not "theraputic"? Well, the translation of "therapeutic" would be "therapeutisch", but also "heilend" (healing) or "beruhigend" (calming down). More on www.leo.org.

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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

There are different translations for therapeutic, in some cases "therapeutisch" would sound odd.
Tell me the contest, it will be easier to help..
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

Ok the context is folding letters and putting stamps on. God just realised how sad that sounds! Ha ha. Like some people might say ironing is therapeutic!
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

There it makes perfect sense!
But it's a bit ironic and swiss people tend to be dense about irony
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

Hallo:

There is a word that I have heard commonly used to describe an effect that is theraputic. The word is 'Knipe' and is understood both in Germany and Switzerland. For example, if one walks through a cold water foot bath, the effect on the system is supposed to be 'knipe' (theraputic to the system). Hope this helps!

Vinnie, one who mostly avoids 'Knipe' situations...
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

"Schadenfreude"

The Swiss find enjoyment and relaxation when other people drop a bollock.
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

GBN:

Sie Sint SOOO Verruckt!!
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But surely she would have worked that one out or understood what I was saying? Are there any other words that mean similar?
It was probably your pronunciation. Therapeutisch will come out something like 'terra-poyt-ish' pronouncing every syllable equally...
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Hallo:

There is a word that I have heard commonly used to describe an effect that is theraputic. The word is 'Knipe' and is understood both in Germany and Switzerland. For example, if one walks through a cold water foot bath, the effect on the system is supposed to be 'knipe' (theraputic to the system). Hope this helps!

Vinnie, one who mostly avoids 'Knipe' situations...
Sebastian Wikipedia reference-linkKneipp was a doctor and is known for developing hydrotherapies. A Kneipp-Kur (cure) involves walking in water, but there is no adjective related to Kneipp that generally means therapeutic.
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

Thank You!

Yes, that was it. I did one of thes walking in water therapies while in Appenzell and the people that I was there with sia" Ah, this is Kneipp, this is good for your health (theraputic). Thanks for explaining these fine points!

Vinnie, newly reoriented 'Kniepper'
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Re: What is the german word for "theraputic"?

The English word for theraputic is therapeutic.
 




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