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    Can you translate this phrase please..

    Hi everyone! I keep getting different translations... for the phrase *ambitious girl*, if you could help it would be much appreciated! Thank you!

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    амбициозная девушка would be the most literal translation and better still it conveys the meaning of the original phrase quite accurately. So I'd recommend sticking to that phrase
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceb View Post
    Hi everyone! I keep getting different translations... for the phrase *ambitious girl*, if you could help it would be much appreciated! Thank you!
    As far as I know "ambition" in English and Russian means not always the same. In Russian it may have a negative implication. For example:

    "Он очень амбициозный человек" may mean that the person is given a negative characteristic.

    On the other hand, this word doesn't imply anything negative in English as a result it may cause a misinterpretation. But it's rather a subtle thing, I must admit.

    Read about it here: Ответы@Mail.Ru: что означает слово амбиции

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