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He was poor and lived in a small cabin.
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linked to #100511
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  • Jul 30th 2012, 10:28
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Sentence #303187

He was poor and lived in a small cabin.
彼[かれ] は[] 貧しく[まずしく] し[] て[] 小さな[ちいさな] 小屋[こや] に[] 住ん[すん] で[] い[] た[] 。[]
Era pobre y vivía en una pequeña cabaña.
O, yoksuldu ve küçük bir kabinde yaşardı.
Er war arm und lebte in einer kleinen Hütte.
Il était pauvre et habitait dans une petite cabane.
Biedował, mieszkał w małej chatce.


Nov 1st 2011, 17:17
according to Jim Breen, "small" would be superfluous here. See http://tatoeba.org/epo/sentences/show/1203902
Nov 1st 2011, 17:31
First, that's EDICT translation. It's not Jim Breen's opinion even though he is the administrator and chief editor of the EDICT project.

And there's no one correct translation for a word. 小屋 has many different uses. Small cabin is a good translation IMO. See http://www.google.co.jp/search?...40&bih=745 for images.
Nov 1st 2011, 17:42
One of the two sentences, French or English, has to be wrong: either that cabin is small or it isn't. It can't be both...
Nov 2nd 2011, 05:20
Actually, you're right. The French should be small cabin since the Japanese says 小さな小屋。 Sorry.

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