Arbeitete ich mit dem Alten in der Werkstatt, nicht ins Antlitz vermochte ich ihm zu schauen, kaum ein Wort zu reden vor dem Grausen, das mich durchbebte in der Nähe des entsetzlichen Menschen, der alle Tugenden des treuen, zärtlichen Vaters, des guten Bürgers erfüllte, während die Nacht seine Untaten verschleierte.
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Whenever I worked in the workshop with the old man, I was unable to look him in the face or barely speak a word because of the horror that thoroughly shook me in the presence of the terrible man who fulfilled all the virtues of the faithful, affectionate father, of the good citizen, while the night concealed his crimes.
- Inadvertent duplicate.
Translated by 3Bn37Arty 2946 1 week, 3 days ago
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Whenever I worked in the workshop with the old man, I was unable to look him in the face or barely speak a word because of the horror that thoroughly shook me in the presence of the terrible man who fulfilled all the virtues of the faithful, affectionate father, of the good citizen, while the night concealed his crimes.
Translated by 3Bn37Arty 2946 1 week, 3 days ago
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Whenever I worked in the workshop with the old man, I was unable to look him in the face, to barely speak a word because of the horror that thoroughly shook me in the presence of the terrible man who fulfilled all the virtues of the faithful, affectionate father, of the good citizen, while the night concealed his crimes.
Translated by 3Bn37Arty 2946 1 week, 4 days ago

Discussion

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by bf2010 1 week, 3 days ago

Hi Tom - I think one should listen to one's instinct! Sometimes I have to read the German text, then put it aside and let it simmer in my mind for a while until I get the sense of what it is saying (forget the German sentence structure) and then write it in English.

by Merlin57 1 week, 3 days ago

Thanks, Wendy. That is exactly the way I initially felt the clause should be translated!

by 3Bn37Arty 1 week, 3 days ago

Vorschlag Tom - wie wäre es mit: 'I was unable to look him in the face or barely speak a word . . .'

by Merlin57 1 week, 4 days ago