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Den förstenade

English translation: petrified


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Swedish term or phrase:förstenad
English translation:petrified
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18:26 May 26, 2003
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: Den förstenade
A book by Bengt Söderbergh
Erling Dugan
United States
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Summary of answers provided
2 +6The Man who was Turned to Stone
Peter Linton
5 +1Petrifiedsiilas
4 +1Petrifiedmaq



13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1


Local time: 13:37
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 5

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agree  A. Petrunova
9 hrs
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18 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1

Söderberghs 1948 book does not seem to have been translated; "Petrified" or "The Petrified One" might do as paraphrases of the title.

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agree  A. Petrunova
9 hrs
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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +6
The Man who was Turned to Stone

"Petrified" is of course the indisputably correct translation, and "The Petrified One" is even better.
But as a book title, it is hardly going to grab people in a bookshop. So I offer my suggestion purely as a more idiomatic and marketing-oriented title for a book, not as a rigorous translation.

Peter Linton
Local time: 12:37
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PRO pts in pair: 1432

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson: Like it!
11 mins

agree  Terry Arness: Yes!
2 hrs

agree  A. Petrunova
9 hrs

agree  Nina Engberg
11 hrs

agree  Mats Wiman
15 hrs

agree  Elpida Karapidaki
20 hrs

agree  Mijo Schyllert: especially if he's not that afraid...;-)
1 day11 mins

disagree  siilas: As it is obvious that the book has NOT been translated, makinga up a title for an untranslated book is not really done.,
2 days3 hrs
  -> But surely that is exactly what the asker was asking for ?

neutral  maq: Let´s just hope that the petrified one is a man
3 days14 hrs
  -> Originally, man actually meant a "human being", not a male. Just like "Människa". So it is not as discriminatory as it seems.
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