Lesson 8C: Translating Abstract Phrases

Lesson 8C: Translating Abstract Phrases
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Lesson 8C: Translating Abstract Phrases
Question #1: No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry.

Summary/Translation: Kind people will not make you miserable.
Question #2: Just because someone doesn't do for you exactly what you want them to do, doesn't mean they aren’t giving you all that they have.

Summary/Translation: People cannot give you everything that you want.
Question #3: A true friend is someone who reaches out for your hand and touches your heart.

Summary/Translation: A true friend is kind.
Question #4: The worst is to want something badly and directly see it, but know that you can't have it.

Summary/Translation: Not getting what you want is unfortunate.
Question #5: Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.

Summary/Translation: Smiling will bring others to love you.
Question #6: To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you are their world.

Summary/Translation: You are extremely special.
Question #7: Don't waste your time on a person who isn't willing to waste his time on you.

Summary/Translation: You should ignore fair-weather friends.
Question #8: Treat others the way that you want to be treated.

Summary/Translation: You should be nice to everyone.
Question #9: Maybe we need to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful.

Summary/Translation: Appreciate good relationships.
Question #10: Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.

Summary/Translation: You should enjoy remembering the great times.
Question #11: There's always going to be people that hurt you, so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around.

Summary/Translation: You should trust until you cannot trust.
Question #12: Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try and know someone else and expect them to know you.

Summary/Translation: You need to know who you are first before making friends.
Question #13: Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.

Summary/Translation: Good results will come when you least expect them.
Question #14: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll still land among the stars.

Summary/Translation: You should use vigor.
Question #15: Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic!

Summary/Translation: Try and you will succeed.
Question #16: When you were born, everyone around you was smiling and you were crying; live your life so that when you die, you're smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Summary/Translation: Everyone should see that you enjoyed life to its fullest.
Question #17: Remember: Whatever happens, happens for a reason.

Summary/Translation: Occurrences happen for reasons.
Question #18: Happiness is only in your heart, so love yourself, and you will always have peace.

Summary/Translation: Only you can find happiness.
Question #19: A healthy person stands tall and strong; a leaning one eventually falls.

Summary/Translation: A leaning tree will not survive.
Question #20: Beating around the bush will not get you what you want.

Summary/Translation: Say what you mean.
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Question #22: A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you are in deep water.
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Question #23: No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.
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Question #24: No one says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.
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Question #25: Be careful about reading the fine print - there's no way you're going to like it.
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Question #26: Money can't buy happiness but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Ford.
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Question #27: Always be yourself because the people who matter don't mind and the ones who mind don't matter.

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Question #28: Life isn't tied with a bow but it's still a gift.
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