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    Default ¿Is that an impresonal use

    or it's them (the others) who think that?

    The sentence is:

    "...There's them that say Neptune stirs up sea monsters from the deep."

    I've tranlated:

    No tengo demasiado
    interés en las ninfas
    ni en cosas parecidas
    pero hay quien dice que
    Neptuno azuza a los
    monstruos de las profundidades
    para que salgan.

    Is that correct? Thanks

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    Default Re: ¿Is that an impresonal use

    Quote Originally Posted by carmenba
    or it's them (the others) who think that?

    The sentence is:

    "...There's them that say Neptune stirs up sea monsters from the deep."

    I've tranlated:

    No tengo demasiado
    interés en las ninfas
    ni en cosas parecidas
    pero hay quien dice que
    Neptuno azuza a los
    monstruos de las profundidades
    para que salgan.

    Is that correct? Thanks
    Me parece bién - otra opción sería
    hay quien dice que Neptuno hace emerger a los
    monstruos marinos de las profundidades
    Saludos


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    Default Re: ¿Is that an impresonal use

    hay quien dice ..
    there's them that....
    yes it's an impersonal use but here it's rather colloquial or sounds to me rather 'rustic'. Correctly one would say 'there are those that say'.

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    Default Re: ¿Is that an impresonal use

    or it could be "pero están los que dicen que ...."

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    My attempt:

    En literal y me suena bonito dice
    "Ahí están aquellos que dicen de Neptuno...
    azuza a los monstruos para que emerjan de las profundidades"
    Last edited by Benilde Moreno; 05-13-2009 at 02:06 PM.

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    Default Re: ¿Is that an impresonal use

    sounds lovely and very poetic!
    however I think from the original that the 'there's them that...' that it is more an impersonal ( hence hay quien..in translation) albeit technically incorrect English expression. I would be interested to know the source of the passage . Was it by any chance West Country English? I don't know , I can just imagine this being said with a West Country twang (my parents are from Devon)

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