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1 native speakers: I need help.... on Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:45 pm

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Hey guys...
Well, as many of you (okay, all of you) probably know, English isn´t my mother tongue...
and atm we practice English-German translations at school because the Abitur is coming soon and we might have to translate a text...
Yeah, so our teacher gave us last years Abitur translation and I think it´s really hard...
Sometimes I don´t even get the meaning of the sentences...

Maybe you can help me there? You´ll probably understand what they want to say...

So here´s the text - the big part is the one we have to translate and the blue sentences are the ones I don´t really understand (I understand most of the words but not the meaning):

Their long way home

With the riots focusing attention on Brixton - where West Indians first settled in London - Caryl Phillips talks to Maya Jaggi about the stuggle immigrants had to win acceptance, the subject of his new TV series.

When the first boatload of Caribbean migrants disembarked from the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in 1948 - many of them Jamaican veterans of the second world war - the London Evening Standard ran the headline "Welcome Home"
It was a welcome that was hastily erased in the indecent scramble to slam the open door. But as descendants of those pioneers insist that this is home, there are moves to dust off a forgotten chapter of Britain´s history.
Caribbeans recruited as British citizens to help solve the post-war labour shortage in the "mother-country" were soon disabused of any sense of belonging. But their largely British-born children have assumed a steadily growing prominence - attaining what the braodcaster Darcus Howe has termed an "ease of presence"."Caribbean migration has had a phenomenal impact on this country," says the writer Caryl Phillips. The evidence of sea changes in British society is becoming overwhelming an undeniable


"There´s no major football team that doesn´t have a player who´s a descendant of those people who stepped off those boats. Yet people don´t know their origins."
Ten years ago, Phillips´s award-winning debut novel, The Final Passage, broke ground with its tribute to his parents´ generation of West Indians who journeyed to England in the fifties in search of a better break. His travel book, The European Tribe (1987), spoke for many of his generation who were black and British in articulating his problem: "How...to reconcile the contradiction of feeling British, while being constantly told in many subtle and unsubtle ways that I did not belong."

-From: The Guardian 16/12/1995


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2 Re: native speakers: I need help.... on Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:38 am

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ClumsyCat wrote:Caribbeans recruited as British citizens to help solve the post-war labour shortage in the "mother-country" were soon disabused of any sense of belonging. But their largely British-born children have assumed a steadily growing prominence - attaining what the braodcaster Darcus Howe has termed an "ease of presence".
well since im British, im sure I can help you understand Razz and since I love to help...
I'll re-write that paragraph for you, in easier words Smile

basically, Caribbeans who were made British citezens, were not accepted, and were made to feel like they didnt belong there. However, thier children, being born in Britian, were more accepted. Very Happy

hows that?

hope Ive helped you out hun
Rose xx


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3 Re: native speakers: I need help.... on Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:24 am

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Awwww....your AMAZING Rose!!!!
Thank you very much, that was extremely helpful!!!!!!!!!
Now I can try to do the translation^^

Thank you again, Rose!


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4 Re: native speakers: I need help.... on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:22 pm

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YAY YOU'RE WELCOME Razz *dances*
im really glad I could help you BFF! Razz

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no problem Very Happy


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5 Re: native speakers: I need help.... on Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:02 am

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huh^^ thanks again^^
---> okay, since this topic is actually locked I´ll stop posting here from now on XD


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6 Re: native speakers: I need help.... on Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:00 am

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hehe, I only locked it becuase you dont need it anymore Smile
just doing my job Smile


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