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He is cleverer than I.

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Sentence #298063

eng
He is cleverer than I.

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cmn
他比我聰明。
他比我聪明。
deu
Er ist schlauer als ich.
deu
Er ist klüger als ich.
eng
He's smarter than me.
eng
He is more clever than me.
eng
He is more clever than I am.
fra
Il est plus intelligent que moi.
isl
Hann er klárari en ég.
ita
È più intelligente di me.
ita
Lui è più intelligente di me.
jpn
彼は私より利口だ。
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
She's smarter than me.
eng
You're smarter than me.
epo
Li estas pli saĝa ol mi.
epo
Li estas pli ruza ol mi.
epo
Li estas pli prudenta ol mi.
epo
Li pli lertas ol mi.
epo
Li pli inteligentas 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
lat
Intelligentior est quam ego.
lat
Intelligentior est me.
lit
Jis gudresnis už mane.
lit
Jis protingesnis, negu aš.
pol
Jest sprytniejszy ode mnie.
pol
On jest bystrzejszy ode mnie.
pol
On jest inteligentniejszy 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 link permalink

Why is this sentence tagged "unnatural" ?
Its author is a Native and it sounds perfect to me...

danepo 2013-02-26 12:23 link permalink

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 link permalink

but this variant is perfectly acceptable as well. You can find many examples in literature and grammar books.

Zifre 2013-02-27 05:10 link permalink

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 link permalink

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 link permalink

@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 link permalink

Well if British people actually say this then it should have a "British English" tag.

sacredceltic 2013-02-27 06:22 link permalink

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 link permalink

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 link permalink

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 link permalink

@remove unjustified tag