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#110010

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He answered never a word.

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#370911

linked by lilygilder, 2010-03-10 17:30

He didn't reply with a single word.

edited by Swift, 2010-09-14 01:37

He gave not a word in reply.

edited by blay_paul, 2010-09-14 11:18

#511935

linked by al_ex_an_der, 2012-10-20 17:51

Sentence #293678

eng
He gave not a word in reply.

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deu
Er erwiderte kein Wort.
jpn
彼は一言も答えなかった。
nob
Han gav ikke et eneste ord til svar.
dan
Han gav ikke et eneste ord til svar.
deu
Er hat nicht ein einziges Wort geantwortet.
eng
He made no response.
eng
He answered never a word.
eng
He didn't say a single word in reply.
epo
Li respondis nenion.
fra
Il ne répondit rien.
hun
Egy szót sem felelt.
pol
Nie odrzekł ani słowa.
rus
Он не сказал в ответ ни слова.
srp
Nije odgovorio ni jednu jedinu reč.
swe
Han gav inte ett enda ord till svar.

Comments

Swift 2010-09-14 01:38 link permalink

Check this with the Japanese (#110010) and the German (#370911).

blay_paul 2010-09-14 01:53 link permalink

Also, "He didn't reply with a single word" is a confusing sentence. Potentially it could mean that "he did reply with more than one word"

It isn't a sentence I'd use myself.

Swift 2010-09-14 09:57 link permalink

@blay_paul: It may be ambiguous, but I don't find it confusing. An alcoholic stating that he hasn't had a single drop for eight years is usually understood to not having had any.

@CK: I didn't recognise this as an archaic, but passable sentence. Had I, I wouldn't have changed it. It is, indeed, Tatoeba policy to submit alternatives, rather than change acceptable sentences.

I didn't like this sentence terribly much either, hence I didn't adopt it. Please feel free to change it and add your own translations. Should you add archaic versions, just remember to tag them as such, in particular if they're linked to sentences using modern speech.