bear left

English translation: turn left

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English term or phrase:bear left
Selected answer:turn left
Entered by: airmailrpl

08:09 Jul 24, 2015
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Transport / Transportation / Shipping / driving & traffic
English term or phrase: bear left
Is "bear left" different from "Turn left"?
Ivan Niu
China
Local time: 20:26
turn left
Explanation:
bear left => turn left
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airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 09:26
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4 -3turn left
airmailrpl
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Discussion of subject in another forum
Jack Doughty

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -3
turn left


Explanation:
bear left => turn left

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 09:26
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Tony M: Not really! There is a subtle difference... Luckily, GPS is no authority on the niceties of the EN language. / Yes, but she has a strictly limited vocabulary; it would complicate GPS software no end to have to try and decide between turn/bear/fork etc.
10 mins
  -> not what GPS says...and that lovely lady speaks English so well in my GPS..actually she says "bear left" when she should say "turn left" and it has caused some difficulties when driving .. good thing she can't hear what I have to say when this happens

neutral  Armorel Young: "bear left" means "head (slightly) left" - there may not be any actual turn involved
22 mins
  -> not what GPS says...a left turn can be anything from 1 degree all the way through 179 degrees

neutral  Suzan Hamer: Or perhaps "keep to the left", meaning stay on the left, do not take any options that go off to the right. Dictionary definition: "to tend in a course or direction; move; go: to bear west; to bear left at the fork in the road."
1 hr
  -> not what GPS says

neutral  Simon Mac: not quite the same, despite what GPS says. At least in the UK
3 hrs
  -> Glad I don't have to drive in the UK - they all drive on the wrong side of the road anyways

disagree  Phoenix III: Turn is not the same as keep
3 hrs
  -> who said anything about "Keep" ??

disagree  Cilian O'Tuama: actually "keep" or "stay" come closer than "turn" // Yes, but your "to turn" is very ausbaufähig
14 hrs
  -> the original source term was "bear"....ausbaufähig => upgradeable ??? Sorry I do not understand !!
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Reference comments


14 mins peer agreement (net): +6
Reference: Discussion of subject in another forum

Reference information:
Word Reference discussion of these terms.


    Reference: http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/to-bear-left-v-s-to-t...
Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 31

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Tony M
1 hr
  -> Thank you.
agree  Suzan Hamer: Yes. The question is "Is 'bear left" different from "Turn left'?" The answer is "yes", and the discussion at the link you give explains it.
3 hrs
  -> Thank you.
agree  Simon Mac
4 hrs
  -> Thank you.
agree  Tina Vonhof
13 hrs
  -> Thank you.
agree  Yvonne Gallagher
14 hrs
  -> Thank you.
agree  Alok Tiwari
3 days 1 hr
  -> Thank you.
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