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It is duck soup for a girl of easy virtue to find a new man.

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It's duck soup for a girl of easy virtue to find a new man.

edited by Guybrush88, August 29, 2013

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Comments

WestofEden WestofEden August 29, 2013 August 29, 2013 at 3:38:13 AM UTC link Permalink

duck soup = very easy. (Commonly used by gumshoes in books by Chandler and Spillane) I suggest changing it is to "it's".

Dejo Dejo January 6, 2014 January 6, 2014 at 4:54:11 AM UTC link Permalink

Incomprehensible to normal English speakers, although "duck soup" is in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Dejo Dejo January 6, 2014 January 6, 2014 at 4:55:43 AM UTC link Permalink

I challenge any defender of this sentence to adopt it.

patgfisher patgfisher January 6, 2014 January 6, 2014 at 5:17:02 AM UTC link Permalink

I'm not about to adopt it but - (A possibility??)

"It's easy-peasy for a loose woman to find a new man."

Dejo Dejo January 6, 2014 January 6, 2014 at 3:37:27 PM UTC link Permalink

Having translated novels, I have to point out that a translation should also reflect the style of the original. So my question here is: Does the Japanese sentence also use arcane colloquialisms?