10:17 Jul 14, 2018
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English to Japanese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: shall

Who shall be above - Who?
The cloud, that is who it shall be.
Local time: 07:57

Summary of answers provided
4 -1「~でしょう」、「~しよう」
Erica Ani

Discussion entries: 2



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わけのわからない冗談はやめて、"shall"は大体は 「~しよう」と訳します。この場合は明らかな動詞はないように見えますが実はその"shall"の隣にある"be"なんですよ!

"be"は「~である」と状態を示すものなので、そこに”shall be”にすると「~であろう」、「~でしょう」となります。


Who shall be above - Who?
The cloud, that is who it shall be.


Example sentence(s):
  • So it shall be 
  • ->> そうであろう
Erica Ani
United States
Local time: 17:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Yoshiro Shibasaki, PhD: ニュアンス、特にwill とshallの違いが表現できていません。
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