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    Please check my translation of this original proverb.

    An abandoned house attracts more living visitors than ghosts.

    Dom pustoi privlekaet bolee gostei chem prizrakov.
    Девушка - лoвушка.

    Пожалуйста, кто-то скажи мне, есть ли ошибки где-то.

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    Re: Please check my translation of this original proverb

    Пустой дом больше привлекает гостей, чем призраков

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    Re: Please check my translation of this original proverb

    Thanks, Defensor. There is another version, which may be better:
    Pustoi dom privlakaet bol'she zhivikh gostei chem mertvikh.
    Девушка - лoвушка.

    Пожалуйста, кто-то скажи мне, есть ли ошибки где-то.

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    Re: Please check my translation of this original proverb

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Miles
    Thanks, Defensor. There is another version, which may be better:
    Pustoi dom privlakaet bol'she zhivikh gostei chem mertvikh.
    Well, your version has closer meaning to original sentence (like, more living guests than dead ones). In my version it was said about the house been more attractive to living than to dead. I wrote it because I like it better (I think it's tricky business to count guests by their liveliness )

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    Re: Please check my translation of this original proverb.

    You did not quite understand me, Defensor, when I said: There is another version. I meant, there is a better version of the proverb, not a better way of translating it.
    Девушка - лoвушка.

    Пожалуйста, кто-то скажи мне, есть ли ошибки где-то.

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