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He has such foreign books as you can't obtain in Japan.

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He has such foreign books as you can't obtain in Japan.

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He has western books the like of which you can't get in Japan.
He has foreign books of a kind you can't find in Japan.
Il a des livres étrangers qu'on ne peut pas trouver au Japon.


FeuDRenais 2010-08-09 19:38 link permalink

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Is "such... as" a valid structure to be used here? Also, the French-English correspondence could be better...

blay_paul 2010-08-09 19:48 link permalink

It's old-fashioned and rather formal, but there's nothing wrong with the English. I can't say anything for how well it matches the French.

FeuDRenais 2010-08-09 19:53 link permalink

The English here emphasizes the foreignness of the books (I think), but the French simply says "He has foreign books that you can't find in Japan."

They should probably be unlinked.

blay_paul 2010-08-09 20:37 link permalink

I added two new alternative translations of the Japanese - does it match one of those better?

FeuDRenais 2010-08-09 22:43 link permalink

I would unlink...