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    Question "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain" ?!

    Hello everyone, I hope someone can help me out...

    I was wondering if the German expression "Ein Indianer kennt keinen Schmerz" (literal english translation: "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain") has an equivalent in English.
    Or is "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain" correct?!

    Thanx a lot in advance!


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    Re: "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain" ?!

    Correct


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    Re: "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain" ?!

    In the US, the word "Indian" refers to a native American, as in
    "Indian reservation". In the US, a person from India is
    refered to as "East Indian". I am curious to know about Germany and the UK.
    Is there a similar way to distinguish, or is it left upto the context?

    In this particular expression, my guess is that "Indian Brave" refers to
    the native Americans.

    Thanks


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    Re: "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain" ?!

    In German it's 'Indianer' for Native American and 'Inder' for Native from India.


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    Re: "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain" ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by stuntdouble View Post
    In German it's 'Indianer' for Native American and 'Inder' for Native from India.
    Thank you stuntdouble.

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    Re: "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain" ?!

    In the UK, a native of India is an Indian or, less precisely, an Asian (natives of countries like China and Japan are South-East Asians). The other kind of Indian is (or was, before "native American" became widespread) an American Indian (unless the context makes it clear that it's not an Asian Indian).

    In Britain, "the Asian community" means something different than it does in many other countries: Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans.


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    Re: "An Indian Brave Knows No Pain" ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by rewboss View Post
    In the UK, a native of India is an Indian or, less precisely, an Asian (natives of countries like China and Japan are South-East Asians). The other kind of Indian is (or was, before "native American" became widespread) an American Indian (unless the context makes it clear that it's not an Asian Indian).

    In Britain, "the Asian community" means something different than it does in many other countries: Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans.
    A belated thank you, rewboss. Thanks for the
    information.

    It is interesting to know that the same word
    "Asian" means different things to people
    in Britain and in the US.

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