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I'm not very social, but I make an effort to try.

added by FeuDRenais, 2010-09-25 17:07

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linked by FeuDRenais, 2010-09-25 17:07

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linked by Dejo, 2010-09-25 17:28

I'm not very social, but I try to make an effort.

edited by FeuDRenais, 2010-09-25 19:10

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linked by Demetrius, 2010-09-26 02:11

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linked by alexmarcelo, 2011-05-22 05:59

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linked by duran, 2011-08-30 22:14

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linked by marcelostockle, 2012-01-19 00:18

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linked by marcelostockle, 2012-01-22 02:47

Sentence #532786

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I'm not very social, but I try to make an effort.

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epo
Mi ne estas tre amikiĝema, sed mi provas ekzerci min tiucele.
fra
Je ne suis pas très sociable, mais j'essaie de faire des efforts.
por
Eu não sou muito social, mas tento fazer um esforço.
rus
Я не очень общительный, но я пытаюсь это исправить.
spa
No soy muy sociable, pero intento hacer un esfuerzo.
spa
No soy muy sociable pero trato de hacer un esfuerzo.
tur
Ben çok sosyal değilim, ama bir çaba sarfetmeye çalışıyorum.
epo
Mi ne estas tre sociema, sed mi strebas esti.

Comments

Shishir 2010-09-25 17:10 link permalink

but I try to make an effort*?

blay_paul 2010-09-25 17:18 link permalink

I think it's OK as it is.

Shishir 2010-09-25 17:35 link permalink

Oh ok, I thought this way it matched better the French version...Sorry ^^'

Dejo 2010-09-25 17:52 link permalink

Don't be sorry Shishir. I think that "to make an effort to try" sounds a bit pleonastic. The problem as I see it is that the English sentence is ellyptical where the full meaning is:
"I'm not very social, but I make an effort to try (to be social).
And that doesn't fix the problem "an effort to try" sounds very tentative.

FeuDRenais 2010-09-25 19:10 link permalink

Yea, I fell into a sea of pleonasms, sorry.

You're right, Shishir. I was debating between the two versions and chose this one for some reason... (probably because I was waiting in line at a Starbucks and my turn to order came up when I translated this).