يجب أن نحتوي الموقف / الأزمة

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by economistegypt2010, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. economistegypt2010

    economistegypt2010 Senior Member

    Egypt, مصر
    Arabic, العربية
    يجب أن نحتوي الموقف / الأزمة
    How can one say the above in English?
     
  2. barkoosh Senior Member

    Beirut
    Arabic
    We must contain the crisis.
     
  3. shafaq Senior Member

    Istanbul
    Turkish
    I think "We have to cope with the situation" may be another alternative.
     
  4. jack_1313 Senior Member

    English - Australian
    "Contain" is commonly used in this way in English - I see no reason to opt for a loose translation when a literal translation better reflects the meaning and sounds perfectly natural.
     
  5. barkoosh Senior Member

    Beirut
    Arabic
    Actually يحتوي in this context (mainly used in journalism) is a literal translation of the English "contain", commonly used in English in this way as jack_1313 said.
     

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