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02:47 Jan 28, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:the lot of the poor
to improve the lot of the poor
um das Schicksal/Los/die Situation der Armen zu
Explanation: Any of the terms you suggest would work, it really depends on the tone and overall context of your text as to which one would be stylistically most appropriate. I'd suggest using "Los" if the style is (as I suspect) a bit flowery. Also, by using "Los", you stay as close to the original tone as possible. After all, the author could have used "situation" if he had wanted to.