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Thread #17477   Message #1016399
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
10-Sep-03 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Gracias a la Vida (Violeta Parra)
Subject: RE: Gracias A La Vida -- A Few Changes
Thanks, Bob. There has been argument here about several translations, when people try to stick with the basic dictionary-case-tense-definition 'rules' although changes are necessary to put the meaning into idiomatic English.
German is another language where sticking to the basic rules creates gobbledegook when idioms and habits of speech differ from English; most language translation requires the same attention.