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14:17 Mar 11, 2007
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: ran
"Hey, buddy," said the MP, subdued now. "Ask them if they've got someplace to go."
Jake spoke with the women, standing now arm in arm, their backs to the soldiers.
"She has another sister in Hannover."
"She'll need a travel permit for that. Tell her we'll get her to the DP camp down in Teltowerdamm. It's not bad."
But the word, once translated, jolted them, the clang of a cell door closing. "Not a camp!" the woman with the figurine shrieked. "Not a camp. You can't make us." She clutched Jake's arm.
"What's lager?" the MP said.
"Camp. They're afraid. They think it's a concentration camp."
"Yeah, like the ones they used to run. Tell them it's an American camp," he said, certain this would be a comfort.
"They look to you like they ran anything?"
"What the hell. Krauts."
what's the meaning of this sentense:"They look to you like they ran anything?"