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DefinedMeaning talk:abreast (739642)

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The definiton is too short and in many languages the same as one of the translations --dh 22:24, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

I made an attempt at translating the Spanish definition in English. --Kipcool 08:04, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Not sure if it makes sense now and how to translate this to German. Wordnet gives the following definition of "abreast":
"alongside each other, facing in the same direction"
This seems better, though I'd also have trouble to translate it. --dh 22:38, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Replaced by the def of WordNet. --Kipcool 07:46, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
It is difficult for me to translate in German, since I am not a native speaker, but I'd say something in the line of "Nebeneindander, orientiert in demselben Richtung". --Kipcool 07:51, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that would be a proper translation (except that it is "derselben" instead of "demselben" ;). But the problem is that "Nebeneinander" is also one of the translations of the definition...
I'm not sure how to solve this as I can't think of any way to describe the meaning without using one of the translations: "Seite an Seite" or "nebeneinander".
--dh 15:36, 6 November 2009 (UTC))

Well, I think I've found a solution. But now there is another problem: The same words can also be used to say something like: "they lived next to each other" which would translate to german: "Sie wohnten nebeneinander" oder "Sie wohnten Seite an Seite". That is, it is not just usable for persons walking side by side as the definition suggests right now, but also for things being next to each other. Since I do not know how the words are used in other languages, I am not sure if creating a new DM or adjusting this one would be the right thing to do. Or does the defintion as it is also express this?

--dh 15:58, 6 November 2009 (UTC)


The definition in language "spa" (Spanish) is out of sync.