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ベティはうまく歌うことができた。

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linked by wells, 2015-11-28 20:23

Sentence #196771

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ベティはうまく歌うことができた。

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Betty could sing better.
eng
Betty managed to sing well.
ces
Betty by mohla zpívat lépe.
deu
Betty könnte besser singen.
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Betty povus kanti pli bone.
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Betty sukcesis kanti bone.
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Betty pourrait mieux chanter.
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Betty è riuscita a cantare bene.
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Betty riuscì a cantare bene.
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Betty potrebbe cantare meglio.
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Бети можеше да пее поубаво.
nld
Betty kon beter zingen.
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Betty zou beter kunnen zingen.
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Betty conseguiu cantar bem.
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Betty by mohla spievať lepšie.
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Betty podría cantar mejor.
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nasin pona la jan Pesi li kama musi kalama uta.
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Betty iyi şarkı söylemeyi başardı.

Comments

Raizin 2015-10-23 01:13 link permalink

@tommy_san @bunbuku

英語の「better」の比較級が翻訳していませんね。「もっとうまく」か「よりうまく」とかが必要ではないかしら。それとも私が知らない言外の意味でもありますか?

なければ文章を修正するかリンクを断ち切るかの話になりますね。

CK 2015-10-23 02:03, edited 2015-10-23 02:15 link permalink

Even the English sentence isn't so great. There's not enough context. This was likely part of a conversation in which the context was obvious.

Is she better than someone else, or maybe she could sing better after her operation, or now that she is recovering from an illness. Or maybe she's just better than the last time she sang.

We have some better English example sentences with "sing better."

[#294574] He can sing better than any of us. (CK) *audio*
[#58892] You will be able to sing better next time. (CK) *audio*
[#305110] Which of them can sing better? (CM)
[#636287] I hope I sing better next time. (Nero)
[#264348] I expect to sing better next time. (CK)
[#310755] She can sing better than anybody else in her class. (CK)

Raizin 2015-10-23 02:33 link permalink

And I just realized it can also be used to mean "It was okay, but she could sing better", which seems to be the approach the German and Esperanto translations went for.

wells 2015-10-23 11:31 link permalink

I read this sentence as "Betty managed to sing well", i.e. she did not make mistakes.