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    angelsrolls is offline Member
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    wish someone well

    Hello,

    “In this manner, I condemn the aggression of Israel. May God rest the souls of our Palestinian brothers who have been martyred, and I wish well to those who are wounded"

    Source:http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com

    This is the translation of the remarks by Devlet Bahçeli, an opposition leader in the Turkish parliament. What he literally said is the following: "[...] wish speedy recovery to those who are wounded." But the daily translated it as "wish well". Can one "wish well" to the wounded?

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    Re: wish someone well

    Yes.

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    Re: wish someone well

    Can I say "I wish Rover_KE recovery well from the accident of someone trying to drive to kill him"?

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    Re: wish someone well

    No.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: wish someone well

    Quote Originally Posted by angelsrolls View Post
    Hello,

    “In this manner, I condemn the aggression of Israel. May God rest the souls of our Palestinian brothers who have been martyred, and I wish well to those who are wounded"

    Source:http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com

    This is the translation of the remarks by Devlet Bahçeli, an opposition leader in the Turkish parliament. What he literally said is the following: "[...] wish speedy recovery to those who are wounded." But the daily translated it as "wish well". Can one "wish well" to the wounded?
    There is a subtle difference here.

    When you "wish a speedy recovery" you are referring only to their wounds.

    When you "wish well to" someone in this context, I would say not only are you hoping that they recover from their injuries but also you hope that they do well in their future endeavors.
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