El ver en vivo y directo la pobreza, los indígenas y la enfermedad los hace reflexionar sobre sus frutas vidas.
I'm unsure on how to translate the start of this sentance - yes it is homework/studying - I would really appreciate your help
El ver en vivo y directo la pobreza, los indígenas y la enfermedad los hace reflexionar sobre sus futuras vidas.
The bits I'm struggling with I have put in italics; My attempts;
The view of life.... ? To reflect on... ?
I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
NB; I have used the translator, which is where I got part of my ideas from, but still unsure on an exact translation.
To honor Heidita's request...
sobre sus futuras vidas = about their future
Literally, it means "about their future lives," but this sounds like a reference to Hindu-type belief, which I don't think was the author's intent.
Here's my attempt, and I doubt I've quite got it...
To see for oneself the poor, the natives, the sick causes one to consider the fruits of one's own life.
Like it's saying, "Have I done anything worthwhile in light of the fact that there is so much suffering in the world, or have I been shallow and served only myself."
Something along those lines I'm thinking.
But, man, if Heidita can't quite figure it out, who can?
Hmm, I can't really give you a paragraph from what it's from. It's in my vocabulary booklet for school, studying a Film called "The Motorcycle Diaries" and it's a sentence from that.
And haha, I just realized Heidita, I did spell it incorrectly, it's meant to be 'sobre sus futuras vidas' I guess doing all this homework got to my eyes! Sorry about that hehe.
HI sammy, there must be a mistake here:
sus frutas vidas.
Did you copy that correctly?
El ver en vivo y directo la pobreza,
Your attempt is in view of life....hmmm
to see poverty in real life,,,,in view of life...I don't know if the last part can be said in English, I am not familiar with this sentence.
Can you give me a little more context? What is it you are reading? Maybe a slice of the paragraph this sentence is from.