LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||26/ABR/2013 6:51 PM|
|Assunto:||How to translate "well-rounded"?|
I don't agree with your definition of "well rounded". Your definition describes "a jack-of-all-trades-and-a-master-of-none". It is not a compliment..
A well rounded person may very well be an expert in one or more areas. A well-rounded carpenter, for example, may be quite good at building kitchens, cabinets, furniture, etc., but has never made a cavaco. A well-rounded historian may know a great deal about pre-Cabral Brazil, the history of New Zealand, and other topics, but not so much about the trade routes of the Aztecs prior to Cortez. It is certainly not an insult to be called "well=rounded".
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