Word of the week: roter Faden

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

By Katarina Ristic


roter Faden

noun: (figuratively) common theme

The proverb roter Faden is used to refer to a fundamental, connecting idea. You can also use der rote Faden if you are being more specific about the central theme.


Trotz ihrer angeblichen Unterschiede ziehen sich drei Dinge als roter Faden durch ihr weltweites Handeln. = Despite our apparent differences, there are three common themes that come up through our worldwide activities.


Dieser Gedanke zieht sich wie ein roter Faden durch das gesamte Unternehmen.= This idea is visible throughout the entire company.

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