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    Default Any ideas for translating this please

    I'm working on a translation and would appreciate some help with putting this statement into English:

    Habría que cambiarles el ADN

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    Default Re: Any ideas for translating this please

    Hola!
    Tenés algo mas de contexto? A simple vista podría ser algo como:
    We should change their DNA
    Their DNA should be changed
    They should have their DNA changed.

    espero que te sirva alguna...

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    Default Re: Any ideas for translating this please

    Habría que cambiarles el ADN

    This is a reproach about a perceived national, regional or ethnic character flaw.

    It (to fix their defect) would require modifying their DNA

    I just saw and also like Maria Laura's version,

    They should have their DNA changed.

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    Default Re: Any ideas for translating this please

    Quote Originally Posted by ed_freire
    Habría que cambiarles el ADN

    This is a reproach about a perceived national, regional or ethnic character flaw.

    It (to fix their defect) would require modifying their DNA

    I just saw and also like Maria Laura's version,

    They should have their DNA changed.
    It is a self-mocking statement about the character's own nationality. I like the final suggestion from you both - thank you.

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    Default Re: Any ideas for translating this please

    Quote Originally Posted by ed_freire
    Habría que cambiarles el ADN

    This is a reproach about a perceived national, regional or ethnic character flaw.

    It (to fix their defect) would require modifying their DNA

    I just saw and also like Maria Laura's version,

    They should have their DNA changed.
    Hola!
    Tenés algo mas de contexto? A simple vista podría ser algo como:
    We should change their DNA
    Their DNA should be changed
    They should have their DNA changed.

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