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    Да мало ли в чем

    How does this translate to English?

    Да мало ли в чем

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    It is really unknown (what was/is/will be the reason).

    It's one of the variants. Providing us with wider context will clarify the issue.
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    Да мало ли в чём как в, например, "Да мало ли в чём он был замешан." ? - It could be a lot of different illigal activities he could be involved in.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Re: Да мало ли в чем

    Quote Originally Posted by Ty
    How does this translate to English?

    Да мало ли в чем

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    It would be something like:

    "It doesn't matter..." (but it cannot be properly completed without a context).

    I'd translate Lampada's example ("Да мало ли в чём он был замешан.") as:

    "It doesn't matter what he was involved in"
    Please correct my mistakes if you can, especially article usage.
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    I wonder would just "no matter" be enough?
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    Re: Да мало ли в чем

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty
    How does this translate to English?

    Да мало ли в чем

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    It would be something like:

    "It doesn't matter..." (but it cannot be properly completed without a context).

    I'd translate Lampada's example ("Да мало ли в чём он был замешан.") as:

    "It doesn't matter what he was involved in"
    Да, я согласна, потому что данный оборот указывает на присутствие некоторого недовольства у говорящего.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Re: Да мало ли в чем

    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim84
    Quote Originally Posted by Ty
    How does this translate to English?

    Да мало ли в чем

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    It would be something like:

    "It doesn't matter..." (but it cannot be properly completed without a context).

    I'd translate Lampada's example ("Да мало ли в чём он был замешан.") as:

    "It doesn't matter what he was involved in"
    Да, я согласна, потому что данный оборот указывает на присутствие некоторого недовольства у говорящего.
    Moreover, Mr Ожегов also agrees with me
    Please correct my mistakes if you can, especially article usage.
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