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Translation for "Wissen Ist Matt"


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #1

    HeartOfStone

    The Chessbase motto is "Wissen Ist Matt". How does it translate into English?  I was surprised to not be able to get the translation by googling it.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #2

    K-n-u-c-k-l-e-s

    "Knowledge Is Matt"

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #3

    HeartOfStone

    And "Matt" is? Mate?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #4

    K-n-u-c-k-l-e-s

    Matt,is my name...That would seem,however, a logical conclusion.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #5

    Sred

    Knowledge is mate.

    It's a wordplay with the german saying "Wissen ist Macht", which translates to "knowledge is might"

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #6

    Spielkalb

    "Knowledge is power" would be a more accurate translation of "Wissen ist Macht", just as a hint.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #7

    HeartOfStone

    Thanks, now it makes sense. "Knowledge is mate" by itself was a pretty lame motto.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #8

    jfmercer

    Is there a dialect of German in which "macht" is pronounced "matt"? In other words, is there a dialect where these two words form a pun? 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #9

    Kansha

    According to the interwebs, it means - knowledge is power 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #10

    Sred

    jfmercer wrote:

    Is there a dialect of German in which "macht" is pronounced "matt"? In other words, is there a dialect where these two words form a pun? 

    If there is such a dialect, I'm not aware of it. "Macht" and "Matt" just sound similar, there's nothing more to it.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #11

    Doggy_Style

    Sred wrote:
    jfmercer wrote:

    Is there a dialect of German in which "macht" is pronounced "matt"? In other words, is there a dialect where these two words form a pun? 

    If there is such a dialect, I'm not aware of it. "Macht" and "Matt" just sound similar, there's nothing more to it.

    A pun.


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