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Sentence #242949

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Two students are absent today.

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cmn
今天有兩個學生缺席。
今天有两个学生缺席。
dan
Der er to elever fraværende i dag.
deu
Zwei Studenten fehlen heute.
deu
Zwei Schüler fehlen heute.
eng
Two pupils are absent today.
epo
Du studentoj estas neĉeestaj.
epo
Du lernantoj estas neĉeestaj hodiaŭ.
epo
Du lernantoj mankas hodiaŭ.
epo
Du studentoj mankas hodiaŭ.
fra
Deux élèves sont absents aujourd'hui.
hun
Ma két hallgató hiányzik.
ita
Sono assenti due studenti oggi.
ita
Sono assenti due studentesse oggi.
ita
Due studenti sono assenti oggi.
ita
Due studentesse sono assenti oggi.
jpn
今日は二人の生徒が欠席している。
mar
आज दोन विद्यार्थी अनुपस्थित आहेत.
rus
Два студента отсутствуют сегодня.
rus
Сегодня нет двух учеников.
spa
Hay dos alumnos ausentes hoy.
spa
Se ausentaron dos estudiantes hoy.
tur
Bugün iki öğrenci yoktur.
zsm
Dua pelajar tidak hadir hari ini.
hun
Ma két tanuló hiányzik.
nob
Det er to elever borte i dag.
pes
دو محصل امروز غایب‌اند.
pol
Dwóch uczniów dzisiaj nie ma.
pol
Dwaj uczniowie są dziś nieobecni.
por
Há dois alunos ausentes hoje.
srp
Два ученика су данас одсутна.

Comments

jakov 2011-02-16 17:54 link permalink

I tagged this sentence as ambiguous, because "student" [eng] can mean "Student" [deu] or "Schüler" [deu].

Dejo 2011-02-16 20:15 link permalink

I don't think you can call that an ambiguity, just because German differentiates between younger and older learners.
An ambiguity in this case would be where two native English speakers understand the sentence in different ways.
The meaning here is quite clear: "Two unit of renrolment are absent today".

Zifre 2011-02-16 20:25 link permalink

Yeah, if this was ambiguous than I could tag practically every sentence I see ambiguous in respect to Lojban. An ambiguous sentence is something like "They can fish." (It could mean either "They put fish in cans." or "They are capable of fishing.")

jakov 2011-02-17 13:33 link permalink

You are bith right, But how else should i tag it to signal this?

Dejo 2011-02-17 15:20 link permalink

I don't think that everything can or should be tagged. The problem wer're discussing here can occur with any pair of languages where one language has a wider semantic field.
You could tag almost every sentence which makes the tag useless.
In English "you" can be singular or plural, familiar or formal.Instead of translating the sentence 4 times into German using "du, Sie, ihr, sie" I usually just translate it once using "du" the familiar singular, because this form is the most irregular, whereas the polite form "Sie" can be deduced from the infinitive.

Dejo 2011-02-17 15:25 link permalink

Just for the record:
student
■ noun
a person studying at a university or other place of higher education. ▶a school pupil.

In the Canadian Oxford Dictionary it says that the use of "student" to mean 'pupil' is North American usage.