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The colour and make of your company president's car are?

added by blay_paul, August 16, 2008

The colour and make of the president's car are?

edited by fcbond, March 2, 2011

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Chus Chus March 2, 2011 March 2, 2011 at 12:22:02 PM UTC link Permalink

The English translation is not correct. Should be "What color and brand your president's car is?"

fcbond fcbond March 2, 2011 March 2, 2011 at 3:16:18 PM UTC link Permalink

Actually, I think that structurally it is a good translation, although "your company president" is a bit clumsy.
"What color and brand your president's car is?" is a good translation of
「社長さんの車種と色は何ですか?」, but the actual Japanese is more elliptical utterance.

Chus Chus March 2, 2011 March 2, 2011 at 3:53:15 PM UTC link Permalink

On the second thought I guess you're almost right. I would just remove "are" at the end. There is no verb in Japanese sentence. 8)

fcbond fcbond August 8, 2011 August 8, 2011 at 11:18:40 AM UTC link Permalink

I think they are fine in conversation. Perhaps we could just add the two new sentences as alternatives?