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Post time 2008-1-8 10:41:24 |Display all floors
怎么把这个翻译成适当的英语。有对应成语习语最好.

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Post time 2008-1-8 11:18:14 |Display all floors

My try

to make the badness worse

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Post time 2008-1-9 13:22:07 |Display all floors
In for a penny, in for a pound.
If winter comes, can spring be frozen ahead?

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Post time 2008-1-13 17:49:48 |Display all floors

one version

do it without consciousness.

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Post time 2008-1-14 14:36:53 |Display all floors
Originally posted by dudumuzik at 2008-1-8 10:41
破罐子破摔
怎么把这个翻译成适当的英语。有对应成语习语最好.

破罐子破摔
What is the context?

it can have the following meaning:
throw the handle after the blade,
inferiority complex,
since it is bad already, it could not be worse,
go for broke (means the same thing as reply #3).

[ Last edited by edchan at 2008-1-14 02:55 PM ]

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Post time 2008-1-14 15:05:18 |Display all floors
since it is bad already, it could not be worse,


这个不是破罐子破摔。

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Post time 2008-1-14 15:15:16 |Display all floors
Originally posted by rainbow at 2008-1-14 15:05


这个不是破罐子破摔。

I know.  It meant: someone's life is already messed up, so he keeps on messing it up without any attempt to improve it because he thinks it could not be any worse. (He has an inferiority complex.)

[ Last edited by edchan at 2008-1-14 03:33 PM ]

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