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„Der Kampf gegen die Miliz müsse von der internationalen Gemeinschaft getragen werden. Es muss eine gemeinsame Anstrengung geben, den Krebs zu entfernen, damit er sich nicht ausbreitet.“ (via Spiegel Online)

Is Antrengungen geben the same as Anstrengungen machen ? When I looked it up in all the dictionaries online the phrase Anstrengungen machen kept coming up. Is it also an alternative for sich bemühen and sich Mühe machen? Thanks!

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The phrase is not "Anstrengung geben". "geben" is just the verb in "es muss etwas geben" in the meaning of "there must something happen". The thing that should happen is "eine gemeinsame Anstrengung".

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+1. More generically, "es gibt" is often translated as "there is". –  Carsten Schultz Aug 23 at 10:16
    
@CarstenSchultz... and with an added oblogation "there has/have to be" –  Emanuel Aug 23 at 22:26

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