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08:29 Dec 8, 2010
Chinese to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Chinese term or phrase:背后
I think I understand the gist of this word, but I don't have a good, concise English equivalent. It seem like it means that there is more than meets the eye, i.e. things going on behind the scenes, etc. Here's the context:
Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I think the meanings here are correct, but for smoother phrasing, I'd change the order and translate it as "There are many factors behind a comment" or something similar. Thanks for the discussion postings!
Explanation: I would take this word more neutrally as 背后 could be positive e.g. 成功的背后
I would use UNSEEN in the sense that it is easily overlooked and requires some probing and investigating, but with no connotation of being hidden or Machiavellian
...there are many unseen factors ...
NuanceZhen Local time: 02:34 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4