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    to the disapproval of his followers

    Is this "to" a result of his learning or any response that can be translated as "even though he got the disapproval"? I think it's the former, but the translation goes the latter.

    ex)The famous expression, "Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies even closer," was exemplified well in Nelson Mandela's attempt to learn Afrikaans, the language of his enemy. Maldela first began to learn the language of the Afrikaners, the white South Africans, in the 1960's to the disapproval of his followers. They thought it was a waste of time, but Maldela felt that it was crucial for gaining insight into the world view of the Afrikaners......

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    Re: to the disapproval of his followers

    Maldela first began to learn the language of the Afrikaners, the white South Africans, in the 1960's to the disapproval of his followers.

    to the... = but Mandela's followers did not like the fact Mandela began to learn the language...

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