must've been the better for it

English translation: would have benefited from the experience

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English term or phrase:must've been the better for it
English translation:would have benefited from the experience
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17:53 Dec 22, 2010
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English term or phrase: must've been the better for it
But any man who sailed with him must've been the better for it.
Michael Kislov
Russian Federation
Local time: 10:08
would have benefited from the experience
Explanation:
The benefit here meaning a benefit in terms of personal growth, rather than money.
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B D Finch
France
Local time: 09:08
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Summary of answers provided
4 +10would have benefited from the experience
B D Finch
4Must have improved as a seafarer
Oliver Toogood


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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +10
would have benefited from the experience


Explanation:
The benefit here meaning a benefit in terms of personal growth, rather than money.

B D Finch
France
Local time: 09:08
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 188

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M
17 mins
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agree  JaneTranslates
31 mins
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agree  Jack Doughty
37 mins
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neutral  Oliver Toogood: Let's imagine for a moment the writer had included 'off' after better, would that still have meant non-pecuniary gain ?
38 mins
  -> Obviously not. Do you generally translate what is written or what not only isn't written but which is unlikely to have been intended?

agree  Veronika McLaren
42 mins
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agree  Stephanie Ezrol: I never saw the movie but this does seem to fit the context
53 mins
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agree  Phong Le
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agree  definitions
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agree  Suzan Hamer
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agree  Vicky Nash
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agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD
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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Must have improved as a seafarer


Explanation:
.. in skills and knowledge of seafaring as a result of the experiences he would have gained by sailing in that particular vessel.

Oliver Toogood
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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