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    Smile does this sound OK in English

    Hi, dear experts. Tell me, please, if this sounds OK in English:

    "Turkish minority is another matter. There have never been tension and ethnic conflicts in Bulgaria, at least not such that could be witnessed in some other Balkan countries. However, minor conflicts do sometimes occur, but they are based on religion, not ethnicity or language. "

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    Default Re: does this sound OK in English

    It is very clear, but I don't like the phrase, "never been tension and ethnic conflicts," because tension and ethnic cannot both modify the noun conflicts. Try, "never been tension or ethnic conflicts..."

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    Default Re: does this sound OK in English

    "The Turkish minority is another matter. There has never been tension due to ethnic conflict in Bulgaria, at least not that witnessed in some other Balkan countries. However, minor conflicts do sometimes occur, but they arise from religion, not ethnicity or language.

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    Smile Re: does this sound OK in English

    Thank you very much, mykwyner!

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    Smile Re: does this sound OK in English

    Thank you very much, David!!!

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    Default Re: does this sound OK in English

    I am curious, snade17. What is the source for your quote? Is it a newspaper or magazine?


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    Smile Re: does this sound OK in English

    It is not a quote. I was given the text in Bulgarian by a company. They wanted me to translate it into English, and since I am not a professional translator, and I have never been abroad I wanted to know if my translation would be understandable.
    Last edited by snade17; 24-Mar-2008 at 06:02.

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    Default Re: does this sound OK in English

    Try:
    There has never been tension due to ethnic conflict in Bulgaria, at least not like that witnessed in some other Balkan countries.

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