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“勉强将就”实在翻译不出来了! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-8-28 12:07:30 |Display all floors

to dear tumu...

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Post time 2004-8-28 21:40:19 |Display all floors

I don't want to be your reluctant choice. I don't want to be anyone's reluctant

Your version is also fine. Here is a slightly shorter version of yours:

I don't want you to make do with me.

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Post time 2004-8-28 21:55:48 |Display all floors

勉强将就

勉强将就: make do (with) ,put up with
"second best " is a good option anyway.

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Post time 2004-8-28 22:14:04 |Display all floors

make do with

将就:make do with
according to John DeFrancis Chinese-English Dictionary
and <小小英汉辞典>(严英编)

There is nothing wrong with tumujerome’s version ,it even can make sense to native English speakers. Frankly rovi297’s on tumujerome is a bit unpleasant and unfriendly. rovi297’s knowledge is limited as well.

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Post time 2004-8-29 06:13:23 |Display all floors

Does London hag like people to define or identify you as a pure native speaker?

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Post time 2004-8-29 07:37:29 |Display all floors

FYI

maybe we can just use another simple way:


我不想成为任何人勉强将就的人。
I would not like to be your unwilling(reluctant)  lover.

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Post time 2004-8-29 20:18:12 |Display all floors

to rovi297

Your mark on tumujerome's translation is out of place and your comment on nicedi2003 is rude and contemptible .
nicedi2003 is fair ,he(she) has pointed out you attach a good message here .Now that you yourself admit your knowledge is limited too ,why you are so angry that other people mention it for you?He(she) just cut you down to size ,that's it.
Bite his(her)nose is no gentleman.

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