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    Default Federico García Lorca's quote

    Hola a todos me conseguí esta frase de Federico García Lorca:

    "La mujer no ha nacido para que se le comprenda, sino para que se le ame."

    Y mas o menos la traduje asi:

    "Woman wasn't born born to understand her, else to love her."

    Thks for yours opinions and tips

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    Default Re: Federico García Lorca's quote

    In my humble opinion, it seems that your translation is basically correct...

    A few cambios:

    "Woman wasn't born to be understood, but to be loved"

    Pienso que esta frase funciona...no?

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    Default Re: Federico García Lorca's quote

    I think it's talking about all women, not just one in particular. This is a very common use in Spanish (e.g., "La historia del hombre", "The history of Mankind"), to use the singular form to express the plural.
    I'd suggest "Women weren't born to be understood, but to be loved." (It just sounds better to me.)

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    Default Re: Federico García Lorca's quote

    Hey, when I saw this, it reminded me of an Oscar Wilde quote. Maybe it helps: "Women are made to be loved not understood."
    Oscar Wilde (An Ideal Husband)

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    Excelentes sugerencias nic0demusx y rociot.

    Interesante tu acotación joselas.

    Thanks all for your help.

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    Default Re: Federico García Lorca's quote

    rociot, in English it is also common and a little more formal to use the singular to represent the whole group. That was the way I understood nic0demusx's translation. In grammar, this is called synecdoche, but I doubt many people other than English teachers would have a clue how to spell or pronounce that word. I had to look it up.

    Last edited by gernt; 10-28-2010 at 10:27 PM.

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    Gracias por tu intervención gernt.

    Thks you!

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