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    Need help with a very simple sentence

    Please, help me to understand that phrase:
    "...very few Irish Schools would not test me enough".
    The premise is that the boy is apparently too bright for Irish schools. Shouldn't it be "very few Irish Schools would test me enough" then?

    Please, give me a word-by-word Russian translation if you can. It may seem simple to you, but I'm confused.
    Thanks

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    Re: Need help with a very simple sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Please, help me to understand that phrase:
    "...very few Irish Schools would not test me enough".
    The premise is that the boy is apparently too bright for Irish schools. Shouldn't it be "very few Irish Schools would test me enough" then?

    Please, give me a word-by-word Russian translation if you can. It may seem simple to you, but I'm confused.
    Thanks
    очень немного ирландских Школ не проверили бы меня достаточно.

    More context would help...
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Re: Need help with a very simple sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Please, help me to understand that phrase:
    "...very few Irish Schools would not test me enough".
    The premise is that the boy is apparently too bright for Irish schools. Shouldn't it be "very few Irish Schools would test me enough" then?

    Please, give me a word-by-word Russian translation if you can. It may seem simple to you, but I'm confused.
    Thanks
    очень немного ирландских Школ не проверили бы меня достаточно.

    More context would help...
    Ты автопереводчиком пользовался?

    Не каждая школа в Ирландии оценит меня по-достоинству. (что-то в этом духе)
    Send me a PM if you need me.

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    Re: Need help with a very simple sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Please, help me to understand that phrase:
    "...very few Irish Schools would not test me enough".
    The premise is that the boy is apparently too bright for Irish schools. Shouldn't it be "very few Irish Schools would test me enough" then?

    Please, give me a word-by-word Russian translation if you can. It may seem simple to you, but I'm confused.
    Thanks
    очень немного ирландских Школ не проверили бы меня достаточно.

    More context would help...
    Ты автопереводчиком пользовался?

    Не каждая школа в Ирландии оценит меня по-достоинству. (что-то в этом духе)
    Yes.
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Re: Need help with a very simple sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Please, help me to understand that phrase:
    "...very few Irish Schools would not test me enough".
    The premise is that the boy is apparently too bright for Irish schools. Shouldn't it be "very few Irish Schools would test me enough" then?

    Please, give me a word-by-word Russian translation if you can. It may seem simple to you, but I'm confused.
    Thanks
    очень немного ирландских Школ не проверили бы меня достаточно.

    More context would help...
    Ты автопереводчиком пользовался?

    Не каждая школа в Ирландии оценит меня по-достоинству. (что-то в этом духе)
    А по-моему,
    Не многие школы в Ирландии не оценили бы меня по-достоинству.
    Налево пойдёшь - коня потеряешь, направо пойдёшь - сам голову сложишь.
    Прямой путь не предлагать!

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    Ramil, Полуношник, thanks!
    Первый (рамиловский) перевод мне понравился своей ясностью (хе-хе), второй уж очень накрученный. Тем не менее фраза до сих пор мне кажется странной.
    Это говорит директор школы, вслед за этим он советует родителям пацана отдать его в частную английскую школу.
    "Не каждая школа в Ирландии оценит меня (мальчика) по-достоинству" в этом контексте слегка не к месту, а?.
    Гм, ну да ладно. Спасибо ишшо раз.

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    Спасибо ишшо раз
    Hmmm.....! Is there anything you will not do, in order to avoid using dots???? Hmm?
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    Согласен с вами, gRomoZeka, думаю, что перед нами - опечатка. Фраза должна быть
    "very few Irish Schools would test me enough".

    Удаляя ненужные слова в вашей фразе, получаем
    few schools would test me
    не много школ, которые заставляли бы меня усердно работать над уроками

    ("test me" = "challenge me", есть такое значение этого глагола)

    (Не знаю как по-русски: мало тех школ? школ мало?)

    Иначе имеем
    few schools would not test me
    то-есть, удаляя отрицательные слова few и not,
    многие школы заставляли бы меня усердно работать

    что бессмысленно в данном контексте, "the boy is apparently too bright for Irish schools."

    QED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    "very few Irish Schools would test me enough".
    Удаляя ненужные слова в вашей фразе, получаем
    few schools would test me
    не много школ, которые заставляли бы меня усердно работать над уроками

    ("test me" = "challenge me", есть такое значение этого глагола)
    Great, chaika! Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Спасибо ишшо раз
    Hmmm.....! Is there anything you will not do, in order to avoid using dots???? Hmm?
    No, there is not. Some people would write "исчо".

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