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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-04-24, 22:47

Thanks.

When did Superman get Polish citizenship. :lol:
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
Romanian (ro) Nu întinde arcul până nu este bine aşezată săgeata.

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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby JuxtapositionQMan » 2014-04-25, 0:51

Levike wrote:Thanks.

When did Superman get Polish citizenship. :lol:

Wait, are you asking a question or are you trying to say "Superman did get Polish citizenship."?
If it's the former, the answer is that he's Superman! He can fly over the border and nothing they do will have an effect on him unless they can manage to bond Krypton. :)
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-04-25, 1:23

Ooow, forgot the question mark again.

No problemo, I'll just buy some kryptonite from the Russians.

I'm so waiting for 4th of May, that's when I'll find out which country I'll be going to.
No turning back now.
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-04-27, 11:23

Is the sentence "I one don't even want to taste that" correct.
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
Romanian (ro) Nu întinde arcul până nu este bine aşezată săgeata.

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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Ciarán12 » 2014-04-27, 12:23

Levike wrote:Is the sentence "I one don't even want to taste that" correct.


No. Perhaps you meant "I for one don't even want to taste that"?
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby JuxtapositionQMan » 2014-04-27, 13:05

Ciarán12 wrote:
Levike wrote:Is the sentence "I one don't even want to taste that" correct.


No. Perhaps you meant "I for one don't even want to taste that"?
Punctuation!
"I, for one, don't even want to taste that."
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Ciarán12 » 2014-04-27, 14:03

JuxtapositionQMan wrote:
Ciarán12 wrote:
Levike wrote:Is the sentence "I one don't even want to taste that" correct.


No. Perhaps you meant "I for one don't even want to taste that"?
Punctuation!
"I, for one, don't even want to taste that."


I have a somewhat idiosyncratic use of punctuation, I prefer to have the punctuation reflect the prosody of the sentence. I am fully aware that segments such as "for one" in that sentence would normally be flanked by commas, but whenever I read it with commas I insert a pause which I don't have in the spoken version and it annoys me no end.
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-04-27, 14:17

Thanks.

I know this isn't the Spanish subforum, but how would you say the same sentence in Spanish?
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Ciarán12 » 2014-04-27, 14:30

Levike wrote:Thanks.

I know this isn't the Spanish subforum, but how would you say the same sentence in Spanish?


My Spanish isn't great, but I'd say something like " Yo por mi parte, ni siquiera quiero probar esto"
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-04-27, 14:37

Hmmm, maybe.

I once translated this sentence literally from Romanian.
It came as "Yo uno" from "Eu unul", so you can easily guess the result. :oops:
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Ciarán12 » 2014-04-27, 14:51

I have a Collins dictionary app that's very reliable on my iPod, I just found the example sentence "I for one am not going - Yo, por mi parte, no voy". To be clear, the meaning in English is "I, at least" or "The following may not be true for anyone else, but at east one person thinks so and that is me"
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-04-27, 14:55

Thanks you. :partyhat:

That was exactly what I was looking for.
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Koko » 2014-04-27, 20:32

Levike wrote:Thanks you. :partyhat:

That was exactly what I was looking for.

If you want to say "thanks," you just say "thanks."
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-04-29, 15:51

 (pl) I"M GOING TO WARSAW!  (pl)

And I'm gong to be paid for it, mouhaha.

And I'm going to learn in ENGLISH, so that is going to be ... interesting.

They also offer intensive Polish courses for which my response was: Yeah right.
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English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
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Postby JuxtapositionQMan » 2014-04-29, 22:42

Levike wrote:They also offer intensive Polish courses for which my response was: Yeah right.
Which is probably why they do the English course. :silly:
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-05-16, 10:53

How should I use the preposition "to" after the verb "to listen"?

Should I always put it after it?

In high-school in English classes, this was a very interesting problem,
we all said "to hear" instead of "to listen".
Oh dear German ...

Another thing: Could I say "It's equal for me" instead of "I don't care".
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Ciarán12 » 2014-05-16, 11:39

Levike wrote:How should I use the preposition "to" after the verb "to listen"?

Should I always put it after it?

In high-school in English classes, this was a very interesting problem,
we all said "to hear" instead of "to listen".
Oh dear German ...


"To listen" withou the "to" following it is intransitive, so for example "I listened intently as the professor spoke".
When you want to give it an object you need "to", e.g. "I listened to the professor", "I love to listen to music" etc.

"To hear" doesn't imply any specific intention on your part, you can hear something without trying. "To listen" implies that you actively trying to hear something.

Levike wrote:Another thing: Could I say "It's equal for me" instead of "I don't care".


No.
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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-05-16, 12:16

But isn't there something with "equal"?
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
Romanian (ro) Nu întinde arcul până nu este bine aşezată săgeata.

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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Halfdan » 2014-05-16, 12:21

Levike wrote:But isn't there something with "equal"?


Maybe you're thinking of the German "es ist mir egal"?

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Re: Levike's Questions

Postby Levike » 2014-05-16, 12:28

Halfdan wrote:Maybe you're thinking of the German "es ist mir egal"?

Yes, and in Romanian we also say "mi-e egal", so I was supposing many languages have this.

So I should take it as a no ...
Hungarian (hu) Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára. _______German (de) Wo ein Wille ist, da ist auch ein Weg.
English (en) Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. __Spanish (es) No hay ceguera peor que no querer mirar.
Romanian (ro) Nu întinde arcul până nu este bine aşezată săgeata.


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