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I played against the champion.

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I played the champion.

edited by eoi, January 31, 2010

linked by zipangu, February 1, 2010

linked by qdii, October 28, 2010

unlinked by Guybrush88, June 29, 2012

linked by Lathean, December 14, 2012

I played against the champion.

edited by CK, October 20, 2013

linked by deniko, December 10, 2018

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Balamax Balamax September 5, 2013 September 5, 2013 at 3:22:20 AM UTC link Permalink

@needs native check

Dejo Dejo September 5, 2013 September 5, 2013 at 4:10:26 AM UTC link Permalink

The sentence is correct, but I didn't fully understand it until I saw the other translations. This is because English is ambiguous. Here the sentence probably means, "I played against the champion." The same sentence would be valid in another context:
You were in the school play? What role did you play? I played the champion.
In any case they don't want you to modify an English sentence where the Japanese is also an orphan sentence.

Pfirsichbaeumchen Pfirsichbaeumchen September 13, 2013 September 13, 2013 at 11:55:41 PM UTC link Permalink

Magst Du den Satz nicht adoptieren, Dejo?

Dejo Dejo September 14, 2013 September 14, 2013 at 7:16:29 PM UTC link Permalink

Nein Pfirsichbaeumchen☺ Polish, Russian and Esperanto all use a preposition here. I don't like ambiguous sentences even if they are current English. Did you know that 10@ of airplane crashes occur because somebody misunderstood an English sentence?

CK CK October 20, 2013 October 20, 2013 at 2:50:08 PM UTC link Permalink

I'm reverting this back to the original sentence which was OK and also not ambiguous.

I played against the champion.