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From a comment that was under the question: My sentence wanted to ask for the best objectives and the worst, those "in the middle" are not wanted :) In that case, a paraphrased translation would be preferable to a literal one. (Like many translations, it's better if it's not just word for word.) Something like this would work: What are the ...


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There are various options, depending on the context in which the phrase is being used. Literally, "cela compera moins" translates to to something like "that's not so important" - which might be appropriate. But the implicit meaning given in the question suggests constructions like "that should not be our priority" (when planning some course of action eg in ...


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Abstract nouns do not take articles in English. Marx is using the term in an abstract sense and that is why there is no article in the title. Other languages don't all have this feature. Just like: goodness, wealth, poverty and capital. Capitalism is all about capital. Wealth must be built. Goodness is a relative term in cooking and philosophy. Etc. Etc....


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This is a good question, as an avid Marx Engels reader! (But not a Marxist in any sense though). As user 070221 points out, to Marx and Engels, their philosophy streams in Das Capitak aka Capital in English version in order for them to analyze how the capital-in-general works in order to gain more money for more money's sake, aka, G-W-G' process, or manmon ...


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"Endemic" has a range of meanings. Here I think it is an extension of the biological meaning: "Not found except in a certain place" Kangaroos are endemic to Australia. The sentence is saying "The English language is not endemic to English-speaking countries" ("by no means" is an emphatic way of saying "not"). That is, English is also found in other ...


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The article is actually used in other languages as well, for instance: in French Le Capital, in Italian, Il Capitale, in Spanish El Capital, and in Portuguese O Capital. In English “Capital” in the economic sense is used without article: In economics, capital consists of assets that can enhance one's power to perform economically useful work. ...


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The sentence sets out a number of parameters in addition to available electronically and most readers would conclude this means downloadable. All computer information is stored and processed digitally so to make the distinction of the language being free and available electronically the author is effectivley saying that it can be easily obtained by the ...


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Answered in the comments: "No, she is saying she literally walks into rooms with her ear being the first part of her head to enter. This is why she says she walks sideways. It is strange and weird to do this, which may be why you think it is metaphorical. In the sentence you are talking about she is listing 2 ways she shows off her ears: 1. tucking her ...


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https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/whether-you-say-freakin-friggin-or-frickin-depends-on-where-youre-from In this case, it's used as a softened version of the F-word.


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