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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?"
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English translation:operated
Explanation:
Do they look like they operated a concentration camp?

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Note added at 5 mins (2007-03-11 14:23:13 GMT)
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Do they look like they were ever in charge of anything?
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:42
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4 +8operated
Kim Metzger


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +8
operated


Explanation:
Do they look like they operated a concentration camp?

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Note added at 5 mins (2007-03-11 14:23:13 GMT)
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Do they look like they were ever in charge of anything?

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:42
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 277
Grading comment
thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty
1 min

agree  xxxCMJ_Trans: manage
7 mins

agree  Buck
21 mins

agree  Paula Vaz-Carreiro
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agree  Sophia Finos
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agree  JaneTranslates
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agree  airmailrpl: -
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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Mar 11, 2007 - Changes made by Robert Forstag:
LevelPRO » Non-PRO


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