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He is a most clever boy.
  • CK
  • Feb 25th 2012, 02:28
linked to #1454140
  • CK
  • Feb 25th 2012, 02:28
linked to #1454141

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Sentence #67979

eng
He is a most clever boy.
eng
That boy is very clever.
eng
That boy is very smart.
jpn
あの男の子は大変賢い子だ。
あの[] 男の子[おとこのこ] は[] 大変[たいへん] 賢い[かしこい] 子[こ] だ[] 。[]
dan
Den dreng er meget klog.
epo
Tiu knabo estas tre ruza.
fra
Ce garçon est très intelligent.
fra
Ce garçon est très habile.
fra
Ce garçon est très ingénieux.
fra
Ce garçon est très dégourdi.
ita
Quel ragazzo è molto intelligente.
jpn
あの子はとても頭が良いです。
あの[] 子[こ] は[] とても[] 頭[あたま] が[] 良い[よい] です[] 。[]
mar
तो मुलगा खूप हुशार आहे.
nld
Die jongen is erg slim.
por
Aquele menino é muito esperto.
por
Esse menino é muito esperto.
rus
Тот мальчик очень умный.
rus
Тот парень очень умный.
rus
Тот парень очень умён.
spa
Ese niño es muy inteligente.
tlh
valqu' loDHomvetlh.
tur
Şu çocuk çok zekidir.
tur
Şu çocuk çok akıllıdır.

Comments

odexed
Oct 10th 2014, 10:56 - edited Oct 10th 2014, 10:56
Do you think very clever or smart really can be linked to a most clever?
CK
CK
Oct 10th 2014, 10:58
It's OK with me to unlink them, though they basically mean the same thing.
Does anybody else have an opinion on this?
odexed
Oct 10th 2014, 10:59
For example, Tom can be very clever but as clever as others, but he can be the most clever boy in the class. I don't think it's the same.
CK
CK
Oct 10th 2014, 11:01
"A most clever" and "the most clever" aren't the same.
odexed
Oct 10th 2014, 11:04
So, what is the difference? I tried to google it but I didn't find anything.
CK
CK
Oct 10th 2014, 11:04
To me this sentence is old-fashioned. We still occasionally see this kind of thing written, though. It's the kind of thing that is useful for a foreign language student to recognize, but probably not actually use themselves.
CK
CK
Oct 10th 2014, 11:06
"The most clever" means he's more clever than any other boy.
"A most clever" means he's very clever.
odexed
Oct 10th 2014, 13:00
Thank you for this explanation.

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