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    #1

    Do they have almost the same meaning?

    Hello teachers.

    Would you take a look at the following?

    1. There are a lot of things in the world you just think you know but which you really don't know.

    #1 is a model answer for a translation question from Japanese to English.

    Here is my answer:

    2. In the world, there are a lot of things you really don't know although you simply believe you know them.

    Is #2 understandable? If so, do both have almost the same meaning?


    Thank you very much in advance for your help on this.

    yam.

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    #2

    Re: Do they have almost the same meaning?

    although you simply believe you know them. - How about although you think you do?

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    #3

    Re: Do they have almost the same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by yamyam View Post
    Hello teachers.

    Would you take a look at the following?

    1. There are a lot of things in the world you just think you know but which you really don't know.

    #1 is a model answer for a translation question from Japanese to English.

    Here is my answer:

    2. In the world, there are a lot of things you really don't know although you simply believe you know them.

    Is #2 understandable? If so, do both have almost the same meaning?


    Thank you very much in advance for your help on this.

    yam.
    I'm assuming that writing improvements for you is not going to help, because you're asking whether your already submitted answer is correct.
    I think they are close enough in meaning for your translation to be called correct, if not idiomatically ideal.

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    #4

    Re: Do they have almost the same meaning?

    Thank you very much for the replies, Tdol and Raymott.
    They are helpful to me.

    Thanks again,

    yam.

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