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No se a que fueron debidas aquellas fiebres

English translation: The cause of these fevers is unknown...

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09:31 Oct 3, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: No se a que fueron debidas aquellas fiebres
I don't understand the grammatical structure of this phrase.
Melissa
English translation:The cause of these fevers is unknown...
Explanation:
That's an intelligent English translation of the phrase.

Regarding your question about its grammatical structure, here's a literal rendering that might help: "It is not known to what were due these fevers," or "One does not know to what these fevers were due."

Hope this helps! -- HC
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 14:01
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Thanks a lot! Your translation really helped.
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naI don't know what caused those fevers
Maria Karra
naI don't know what caused the feverdwlee
naThe cause of these fevers is unknown...Heathcliff


  

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6 mins
The cause of these fevers is unknown...


Explanation:
That's an intelligent English translation of the phrase.

Regarding your question about its grammatical structure, here's a literal rendering that might help: "It is not known to what were due these fevers," or "One does not know to what these fevers were due."

Hope this helps! -- HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 14:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
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Thanks a lot! Your translation really helped.

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6 mins
I don't know what caused the fever


Explanation:
Use of passive in Spanish
Lit.: 'I don't know what those fevers were due to'

dwlee
Local time: 23:01

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11 mins
I don't know what caused those fevers


Explanation:
or, I don't know what had caused those fevers.

I prefer to use the word "those" for "aquellas", instead of "these" that was suggested.
As far as the grammatical structure, here's the translation word for word:
I don't know to what those fevers were due. "Es debido a" means "it is due to".
Good luck.


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Maria Karra
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Local time: 17:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 649

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