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    #1

    coexist= together? at the same time?

    Hi
    I would appreciate it if you could tell me which one is better translation of this sentence? "I believe that happiness and unhappiness coexist". as a native speaker what do you understand from this sentence?

    1- I believe that happiness and unhappiness exist together
    2- I believe that happiness and unhappiness exist at the same time

    in the target language there are well-established words for "together" and "at the same time", so they are not interchangeable. I need to choose the best.
    many thanks

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    #2

    Re: coexist= together? at the same time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohsenn View Post
    Hi
    I would appreciate it if you could tell me which one is better translation of this sentence? "I believe that happiness and unhappiness coexist". as a native speaker what do you understand from this sentence?

    1- I believe that happiness and unhappiness exist together
    2- I believe that happiness and unhappiness exist at the same time

    in the target language there are well-established words for "together" and "at the same time", so they are not interchangeable. I need to choose the best.
    many thanks
    I would prefer #2. In #1 I might understand that the terms suggest a relationship with each other.

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    Re: coexist= together? at the same time?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I would prefer #2. In #1 I might understand that the terms suggest a relationship with each other.
    Thank you

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