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Do I need to cough?

English translation: Do I need to make a noise to make my presence known?

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07:55 Mar 26, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: Do I need to cough?
Even after all this time and three children together, Ada still found them clasping each other at the oddest moments. In the barn loft after knocking down the mud-cup nests of swallows.¡­¡­Ada first thought to make some wry comment. Do I need to cough? But then she noted¡­¡­
panyuan
English translation:Do I need to make a noise to make my presence known?
Explanation:
Without more context it's hard to tell but it seems she interrupted a couple making love in the barn. They have been together for many years, had children, but are still often intimate with each other. It sounds like Ada happened upon them again while working in the barn. She feels self-conscious; should she clear her throat, make a sound so they know she is there? Should she make some comment, like "Hey, you two again?!"
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Michele Johnson
Germany
Local time: 11:10
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3 +15Do I need to make a noise to make my presence known?
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do i need to cough?
Do I need to make a noise to make my presence known?


Explanation:
Without more context it's hard to tell but it seems she interrupted a couple making love in the barn. They have been together for many years, had children, but are still often intimate with each other. It sounds like Ada happened upon them again while working in the barn. She feels self-conscious; should she clear her throat, make a sound so they know she is there? Should she make some comment, like "Hey, you two again?!"

Michele Johnson
Germany
Local time: 11:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Thank you!

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