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Murder will out. [Proverb]
  • Wolf
  • Feb 12th 2010, 10:09
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Murder will out.
  • Squaw
  • Nov 15th 2011, 14:36
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  • Dejo
  • Apr 3rd 2012, 17:48
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Sentence #28583

Murder will out.

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Aug 3rd 2010, 16:10
Aug 3rd 2010, 16:11
It's a reasonably well known saying. Hence the 'proverb' tag (although it isn't literally a proverb).

Aug 3rd 2010, 16:16
OK, but then it doesn't correspond at all to the german translation. Where does the discrepancy lie ?
Aug 3rd 2010, 16:21
The saying "Murder will out" isn't literally about murder so much as general wrongdoing. It means that "the truth (about evil deeds) will be uncovered."

I don't speak German, but it doesn't seem that far out.
Aug 3rd 2010, 17:26
I'm not saying it's far out, but it hardly translates.
If we are to consider that "not seeming that far out" is satidsfactory, I might as well spare me the effort altogether.
Aug 3rd 2010, 17:34
In the case of proverbs and sayings there are several ways to 'translate' them.

1. You can translate them literally. Usually not a good idea as a literal translation of a saying can be completely incomprehensible.

2. You can provide an 'explanatory' translation. i.e. translate based on the meaning of the saying.

3. You can provide a proverb or saying in the target language that has a meaning "not that far out" from the original. This has the advantage that both examples are "proverbial".
Aug 3rd 2010, 17:38
thank you for the enlightenment, like I never translated a proverb in my life, yeah...

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