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    kiralik_katil is offline Newbie
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    Default Translation:"The count shrugged his broad shoulders"

    hi everybody;
    I am reading a book , and I could not understand a sentence.Could you please let me know ?

    "The count shrugged his broad shoulders" . Especially I can not understand "The count."

    Thanks in advance.

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    jlinger is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Translation:"The count shrugged his broad shoulders"

    It's a title of nobility. Count/Countess = Duke/Duchess = Marquis/Marquessa.
    (Well, I may have my heirarchy wrong, but that's the general idea, anyway.)

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