Dadurch, dass Latein in der Medizin eine wichtige Rolle spielt, ist es nicht vom Aussterben bedroht.

Does the construction: "dadurch, dass" indicate causality? Or does it indicate the means of action in the sentence (like "indem")?

  • Means of action would indicate some action by the subject, which isn't present - The Latin language is pretty passive nowadays and doesn't do anything actively. ;)
    – tofro
    Jan 16, 2018 at 10:52
  • some actions are still present in Medicine and in some Churches :-)
    – Millen
    Jan 16, 2018 at 15:30
  • It tends to be spoken there - You see this is passive?
    – tofro
    Jan 16, 2018 at 15:32
  • no at all! though it is not spoken in Medicine .... just some definitions and terms ... but eventually not spoken!!
    – Millen
    Jan 16, 2018 at 16:52

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Well, I would say it is causality. "Because Latin has a big role in medicine it is not going down" (not completely correct translation). The "dadurch, dass" tells us that the situation is shown after it (latin has a big role in medicine) which then goes over to the thing that follows out of this situation.

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