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Good evening, Gunnar. Funny seeing you in the forest this evening.

English translation: possibilites

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20:19 Jan 16, 2002
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Good evening, Gunnar. Funny seeing you in the forest this evening.
it's a piece of dialogue
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English translation:possibilites
Explanation:
Good evening surely doesn't need to be explained here, the rest of the dialogue is a remark by the other person, pointing out either

a) what a coincidence it is to see Gunnar in the forest in the evening

b) it's an unusual sight to see Gunnar in the forest this evening

My bets are on the a)...

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Klaus Dorn
Local time: 13:22
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
possibilites


Explanation:
Good evening surely doesn't need to be explained here, the rest of the dialogue is a remark by the other person, pointing out either

a) what a coincidence it is to see Gunnar in the forest in the evening

b) it's an unusual sight to see Gunnar in the forest this evening

My bets are on the a)...

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Klaus Dorn
Local time: 13:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 35

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  John Kinory: It depends whether 'funny' refers to 'seeing', 'you', 'in the forest' or 'this evening'. My bet is on (a), err... (b), errr... :-))
5 mins

agree  athena22: Nice. I'd bet on b).
27 mins

agree  Julia Bogdan Rollo: with b)
33 mins
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