DOI: 10.1515/les.2010.019
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Christiane Schmidt

Abstract: AbstractThis paper explores the possibilities of translating German modals into English. One objective is to provide translators with a guide on translating modals by making them aware of the wide diversity of meanings and nuances of German modals and by helping them find the best translation possible for a given context. This guide is intended to be a dictionary for translators that is more parole-orientated and user-friendly than standard dictionaries. At the same time the paper also presents a yet undiscuss…

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