Kiel oni diras "to keep from" kun la senco malebligi ke oni faru ion? "I can't keep you from making bad choices." ĉu preventi?

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I can't keep you from making bad choices.

Mi ne povas deteni vin de malbonaj elektoj.

My father's stories kept me from drinking alcohol.

Historioj de mia patro detenis min de alkoholtrinkado.

  • Dankon al vi ĉiuj! Mi disponas nun kelkajn bonajn manierojn por esprimi tion. :)
    – Airvian
    Dec 20, 2016 at 5:28

Ŝajnas al mi ke vi respondis la propran demandon.

  • malebligi ke oni faru ion
  • malebligi al iu faru ion
  • What about the cases where you are kept from doing something, that you are still able of doing? "My father's stories kept me from drinking alcohol, even though I wanted to try, like all my friends did." I don't think the sense here is that the stories made it impossible for the person to drink. Instead, they caused a certain desicion. Dec 19, 2016 at 6:47
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    "My father's stories kept me from drinking alcohol" - Mi ne trinkis, pro rakontoj el mia patro.
    – Lumo5
    Dec 19, 2016 at 8:39
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    Pro la historioj de mia patro... Dec 19, 2016 at 10:24
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    "La rakontoj de mia patro instigis min ne drinki".
    – Tim Morley
    Dec 20, 2016 at 14:45

This is from Duolingo:

La malbona vetero malebligis al ni labori.

  • "Halti" ne estas transitiva. La tri supraj frazoj estas malĝustaj.
    – Lee
    Dec 20, 2016 at 14:34
  • @Lee Vi pravas kaj dankon
    – Lumo5
    Dec 20, 2016 at 14:49
  • This answer has been edited but there are still some issues with it. It would be better to say malhelpi al iu -- but that doesn't mean quite the same thing as keeping someone from doing something. It only means that doing it would become more difficult. Dec 20, 2016 at 15:08
  • At the time I'm leaving this comment, it looks like this answer has been edited again. It's standing at -1, and in the current version looks essentially the same as my own answer, so I suppose I should vote it up (to 0). Jan 23, 2017 at 13:17

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