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    What does it mean?

    Hi!
    - Woman will never be Greek enough for husband's family.
    What does this sentence mean, please?

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    #2

    Re: What does it mean?

    The context isn't very clear. However, I'll try and give it a go.
    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hi!
    - A woman will never be Greek enough for her husband's family.
    What does this sentence mean, please?

    To me it seems the sentence may mean the following

    no matter how hard a Greek man's foreign wife will try to fit into her husband's Greek family,
    she will never be regarded or treated as a Greek woman.


    Hope this works.

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    #3

    Re: What does it mean?

    I also share similar understanding.
    I think it means that after a woman gets married with a Greek man, though she may try very hard to understand the Greek culture, she still cannot fully incorporated in her husband's Greek family.

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    #4

    Re: What does it mean?

    Woman will never be Greek enough for husband's family.
    here Greek means- Co-operated, changed herself according to husband's family culture.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    My understanding is that the family hopes a Greek woman to live with them, but the woman is probably not from Greece or she doesn't act like a Greek, etc...

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    My understanding is that the family hopes a Greek woman to live with them, but the woman is probably not from Greece or she doesn't act like a Greek, etc...
    English is a subtle language with a lot of innuendo and obfuscation....

    I this case, (although the original example is to short to know the context) I would say it could be generalized to mean:

    "No matter what, the woman (wife) will never be accepted as a fully integrated member of the extended family"

    Could just as easily said: She'll never be Russian enough--She'll never be British enough--She'll never be Japanese enough--etc, etc.

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