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私は古い友人に会った。

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Sentence #157229

jpn
私は古い友人に会った。

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eng
I met an old friend of mine.
eng
I saw an old friend of mine.
epo
Mi renkontis malnovan amikon.
fra
J'ai rencontré un de mes vieux copains.
cmn
我見到一個老朋友。
我见到一个老朋友。
deu
Ich habe einen alten Freund getroffen.
deu
Ich traf einen alten Freund.
fin
Näin vanhan ystäväni.
mkd
Сретнав стар пријател.
pol
Spotkałem starego znajomego.
pol
Spotkałam starego znajomego.
por
Vi um velho amigo meu.
spa
Me encontré con uno de mis viejos amigos.
swe
Jag såg en gammal vän.
tur
Eski bir arkadaşıma rastladım.
tur
Eski bir arkadaşımı gördüm.

Comments

sacredceltic 2010-09-03 09:17 link permalink

English and French+ German don't match.
What do Japanese and Chinese say please?

sacredceltic 2010-09-03 09:33 link permalink

That is not my question. I know German is indirect in this case.
English and French don't match from Japanese, one has to be wrong but my level of Japanese is not sufficient for me to assess.
But I also want to have a confirmation for Chinese, because I don't want to create a cascading problem if I update one of those.

hectorvk 2010-09-03 09:34 link permalink

Japanese says (literally): "I met (encountered) an old friend of mine".

sacredceltic 2010-09-03 09:41 link permalink

Thank you, so that's what I thought: English translation is wrong.

blay_paul 2010-09-03 09:46 link permalink

The English translation wasn't wrong. 'saw' also means 'met'.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/see
13. to meet and converse with: Are you seeing her at lunch today?

sacredceltic 2010-09-03 09:51 link permalink

Well, to me, seeing somebody and meeting them is not the same. I can see you without meeting you and possibly even meet you without seeing you if you're somewhat hidden behind a veil/...

In this case, out of context, you cannot suppose that there is any conversation involved in "saw".

blay_paul 2010-09-03 09:58 link permalink

> In this case, out of context, you cannot suppose that there is
> any conversation involved in "saw".

Yes I can. I just did.

In fact, without context, I think it is unlikely that you would have just 'noticed and recognized' and old friend without saying hello.

sacredceltic 2010-09-03 10:01 link permalink

I might perfectly if I'm in a moving car, train, tram, metro and he's on the other side of the window...
The fact that I see him doesn't imply he does me!