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I bought a sign that says: "Wir sind die, vor denen uns unsere Eltern immer gewarnt haben"

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Does this translate to

We are the ones who our parents warned us against


We are the ones who we have warned our parents about

Or something else?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by RegDwight Jan 11 '14 at 21:18

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The first is correct. –  Em1 Jan 11 '14 at 21:01
Could you please clarify how you arrived at the second option at all? Uns translates to "us"; "we" would be wir. The sentence is not ambiguous. –  RegDwight Jan 11 '14 at 21:22
@RegDwight I was not clear on how to translate 'vor denen' in this context. –  WaelJ Jan 11 '14 at 21:29
But "vor denen" is translated identically in both cases — "of whom", or, as you have done it, "about who". And the antedecent of that pronoun is the same in both cases, too: "the ones". So "the ones about who" is a constant, it does not change one bit every which way you translate the rest of the sentence. Your question here is who is warning whom, you the parents or the parents yourself. "Warned us" vs. "we warned". And that one is easily resolved as "us" vs. "we" are just as different in German as they are in English. –  RegDwight Jan 12 '14 at 10:37
We are those (people), our parents always warned us about. –  Mark Jan 13 '14 at 13:46