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    hotels that will suit all your sporty needs and wants

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    hotels that will suit all your sporty needs and wants

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    Kann man das im Ernst so sagen?
    Soll quasi heißen: Hotels die Ihren sportlichen Bedürfnisse und Wünsche erfüllen
    AuthorTrischa04 May 07, 12:20
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    hotels that will meet all your sporting requirements.?

    #1Authormykl04 May 07, 12:26
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    Hotels that will meet all your sportive needs and demands.



    Würde mir besser gefallen
    #2AuthorSly (260013) 04 May 07, 12:27
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    Its a brand new hotel-concept for guests with great sportive needs...
    Yep,#2 wins.
    :-)
    #3Authormykl04 May 07, 12:31
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    NOT "sportive". Sportive means "playful".

    'Sporting requirements' is idiomatic English.
    #4Author bluejay(uk) (236423) 04 May 07, 12:35
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    I was in doubt about "sportive". Sounds similiar to "fair" - is that right ?
    #5AuthorSly (260013) 04 May 07, 12:38
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    #4
    In one context ,yes.
    (Now I`m posting against my own posting) *shakesheadindismay*
    #6Authormykl04 May 07, 12:38
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    Many natives would consider 'sportive' to be incorrect in this context.
    Chambers/Harrap gives playful as the meaning of sportive
    MW and American Heritage give frolicsome, playful; 'sportive' relating to sports is given as a secondary meaning.
    #7Author bluejay(uk) (236423) 04 May 07, 12:44
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    Lack of confidence I`m afraid.
    After checking "sportive" I thought that sporting had been superceeded by sportive (or was the latest supercession to my archaic English)
    :-(
    #8Authormykl04 May 07, 12:49
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    So in the end we will be fine by mixing up #1 and #2 ?!

    ... will meet all your sporting needs and demands
    #9AuthorSly (260013) 04 May 07, 12:51
     
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