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07:51 Nov 17, 2008
Vietnamese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Formal Letter
Vietnamese term or phrase: khả năng bức thư đến được nơi an toàn là rất ít...
'Khả năng bức thư đến được nơi an toàn là rất ít, vì vậy tôi đã đi đến quyết định là'...
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Joanne Nguyen
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Summary of answers provided
5The possibility for the letter to arrive savely is very lowTran Kien
5There's little chance that the letter will safely reach its destination.jannyt
5The chance for the letter to arrive safely is very slim
Paul Tu
5It is unlikely that the letter safely arriveskhuongduy
5It is highly/extremely unlikely for the letter to come to a safe placeLilliebe
4It's unlikely that the letter would arrive safelyxxxIsabel Le
4There's very little chance that the letter will reach its destination.khanhdoan


  

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17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
The chance for the letter to arrive safely is very slim


Explanation:
I think this is a correct answer

Paul Tu
Local time: 17:42
Native speaker of: Native in VietnameseVietnamese
Notes to answerer
Asker: This is a very formal letter. High Priority dear.

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17 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
It is highly/extremely unlikely for the letter to come to a safe place


Explanation:
Đây là 1 sentence pattern thường dùng.

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Note added at 17 days (2008-12-04 13:47:07 GMT)
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Nếu nơi đến là 1 nơi cụ thể (đã được ngầm hiểu hoặc nhắc tới trước đó), thì câu trên sẽ dịch là:
It is highly/extremely unlikely for the letter to safely arrive,...


Lilliebe
Vietnam
Local time: 07:42
Native speaker of: Native in VietnameseVietnamese
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23 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
There's very little chance that the letter will reach its destination.


Explanation:
There are so many ways of translating this sentence. I think my suggestion conveys the right idea.

khanhdoan
United States
Local time: 17:42
Works in field
Native speaker of: Vietnamese
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48 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
It is unlikely that the letter safely arrives


Explanation:
there are some ways of translating the sentence. I, however, think that this is a the best one.

khuongduy
Vietnam
Local time: 07:42
Native speaker of: Native in VietnameseVietnamese
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146 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
The possibility for the letter to arrive savely is very low


Explanation:
dùng possiblity có lẽ là hợp lý cho trường hợp này.

Tran Kien
Local time: 07:42
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in VietnameseVietnamese
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149 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
There's little chance that the letter will safely reach its destination.


Explanation:
Many ways to translate this sentence. Here is my suggestion.

jannyt
Local time: 07:42
Native speaker of: Native in VietnameseVietnamese
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192 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
It's unlikely that the letter would arrive safely


Explanation:
The source term itself is an opinion on something unknown and uncertain, or a guess. So this structure may work well for it.

xxxIsabel Le
Local time: 07:42
Native speaker of: Native in VietnameseVietnamese
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