Off topic: Shakespeare and Dickens
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Libero_Lang_Lab  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Mar 22, 2003

Is it true that if you translate Shakespeare\'s Two Gentlemen of Verona into Portuguese, and then translate it back into English, the resulting reverse translation reads, almost word for word like Dickens\' A Tale of Two Cities? Or was my 2nd grade English teacher misinformed? I\'ve always wondered.

 

Maria Eugenia Farre  Identity Verified
Brazil
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English to Portuguese
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Exactly Mar 22, 2003

Hi Dan,


It\'s true. It reads exactly like A Tale of Two Cities, set in Buda and Pest, when you translate it using English as She is Spoke as your sole reference source.


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ME

[ This Message was edited by: farre on 2003-03-22 22:46]


 

Libero_Lang_Lab  Identity Verified
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Thank you Maria Mar 23, 2003

This is exactly as I thought. Good to know that we were well taught at school. icon_smile.gif

 


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