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Sentence #298063

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He is cleverer than I.
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cmn
他比我聰明。
他比我聪明。
tā bǐ wǒ cōngming 。
deu
Er ist klüger als ich.
deu
Er ist schlauer als ich.
eng
He is more clever than me.
eng
He is more clever than I am.
eng
He's smarter than me.
fra
Il est plus intelligent que moi.
isl
Hann er klárari en ég.
ita
Lui è più intelligente di me.
ita
È più intelligente di me.
jpn
彼は私より利口だ。
(かれ)(わたし) より 利口(りこう) だ 。
mar
तो माझ्यापेक्षा हुशार आहे.
rus
Он умнее меня.
spa
Es más inteligente que yo.
tur
O benden daha zekidir.
ukr
Він розумніший за мене.
bul
Той е по-умен от мен.
ces
Je chytřejší než já.
dan
Han er klogere end mig.
dan
Han er klogere end jeg er.
eng
You're smarter than me.
eng
She's smarter than me.
epo
Li estas pli saĝa ol mi.
epo
Li estas pli ruza ol mi.
epo
Li pli lertas ol mi.
epo
Li pli inteligentas ol mi.
epo
Li estas pli prudenta ol mi.
fra
Il est plus malin que moi.
fra
Elle est plus intelligent que moi.
heb
הוא פיקח יותר ממני.
hun
Ő okosabb, mint én.
jbo
.i zmadu mi lo ka mencre
lit
Jis gudresnis už mane.
lit
Jis protingesnis, negu aš.
pol
On jest inteligentniejszy ode mnie.
pol
Jest sprytniejszy ode mnie.
pol
On jest bystrzejszy ode mnie.
ron
E mai inteligent decât mine.
spa
Él es más listo que yo.
uig
ئۇ مەندىن ئەقىللىق.

Comments

sacredceltic
2013-02-26 12:01
Why is this sentence tagged "unnatural" ?
Its author is a Native and it sounds perfect to me...
danepo
2013-02-26 12:23
Perhaps
"He is smarter than me."
is more natural.

and perhaps "He is cleverer than I am."
sound more natural.

http://answers.yahoo.com/questi...3143844AAnMBrG
sacredceltic
2013-02-26 15:33
but this variant is perfectly acceptable as well. You can find many examples in literature and grammar books.
Zifre
2013-02-27 05:10
sacredceltic, you are not a native speaker, so you can't really judge how natural this sounds. Also, the author is unknown, so how do we know it is a native?

This sounds unnatural to me mainly due to the use of "cleverer" rather than "more clever". "than I" is just pompous not unnatural.
Zifre
2013-02-27 05:28
Yeah I think I adopted this simply so someone would be responsible for it, before I really understood that adopting a sentence should be a sort of stamp of approval. I'll unadopt it now.
sacredceltic
2013-02-27 06:16
@Zifre

"Cleverer" only sourds unnatural to you because you're from the USA. But English is initially from England and here is what English people are taught :
The inflection with disyllabic adjectives is used when the last syllable is unstressed (therefore: happy - happier, easy - easier), when they end with a syllabic "l" (simple - simpler) or with an "r" (clever-cleverer).
Zifre
2013-02-27 06:18
Well if British people actually say this then it should have a "British English" tag.
sacredceltic
2013-02-27 06:22
All that is not Usian is not "British". What do you know of what they say in India or elsewhere ?
sacredceltic
2013-02-27 08:46
besides, "British English" doesn't exist but for people who don't know about how English is spoken and taught in Britain. In Scotland, which also lies in Britain, schools teach "Standard Scot", which is even more apart from England's English than US English is...
sacredceltic
2013-02-27 08:51
here is a very recent example of use of "cleverer" in The Economist, which is one of the most renowned magazine in the UK and the world http://www.economist.com/news/s...ls-are-not-far

@remove tag
sacredceltic
2013-07-08 19:05
@remove unjustified tag