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He is said to be rich.
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  • Dec 2nd 2012, 21:03
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Sentence #295491

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He is said to be rich.

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halfb1t
Dec 2nd 2012, 20:59
I am troubled by the German translation, »Er soll reich sein.« My German is too rudimentary for me to write this comment in German--which means it may make no sense.

He is said to be rich = People think he is rich and talk about him as a rich man.

He should be rich = He ought to be rich (presumably because there are good reasons, e.g., because he's smart and hard-working).
What troubles me is that this is how I should translate »Er soll reich sein« into English.
Tamy
Dec 2nd 2012, 21:03
The german translation is okay! It's exactly the meaning of "People think he is rich and talk about him as a rich man." -

He ought to be rich = "Er sollte reich sein (,weil...,/ ,aber...).

halfb1t
Dec 2nd 2012, 21:06
Wonderful. Thank you very much.

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