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Lost in translation

Discussion in 'Community Chat' started by YozefAnder, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. YozefAnder

    YozefAnder Members

    Jun 7, 2012
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    Hey guys. Cant find out in web some info so I will ask it here.

    1 - (i'm thinking) bla bla bla
    2 - (i guess) i can bla bla bla
    3 - (guess) what i bla bla bla

    In russian language "1" and "2" translates and means totoly similar (Я думаю)
    But "3" in russian means another and spells in different way (Угадай)

    So in english u type "2" and "3" in same way and russians do "1" and "2".
    Also u can say "i think i can do it". So u can place "1" instead of "2". But in russian u cant place "3" instead of "2"

    Does "2" and "3" means same things in english?
    Perhaps what i knew about it before was wrong... I have always thought of it like i did it in russian.
    #1 YozefAnder, Nov 7, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
  2. Double D.

    Double D. The guy with 2 Ds who loves Juke & Pedram + WW
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    Apr 2, 2013
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    I guess has 2 meanings;
    The literal meaning according to the dictionary would be "I guess that 2^6 is 32!" It means that you think 2^6 is 32, but you're not certain.
    However, informally "I guess" means "yeah, maybe". It's mostly used in dialogue:
    Double D: Do you like Juke as our chieftain?
    xutopia: I guess

    In this situation, "I guess" means that he maybe likes Juke, he doesn't really care, or simply put, xutopia doesn't know that there can be better chieftains (or worse)

    The word "guess" on its own means the same as in the first situation, "Guess what X is!" (followed by the answer, "I guess it is Y?")

    "I guess" in russian can be interpreted as both "Ia dumaiu" and "Ia ugadaiu".

    I think this last example explains it better, but I just wanted to point out that Juke is an awful chieftain and the only reason he is in charge is because most people don't know that there are better options. Such as me.
    #2 Double D., Nov 7, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
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  3. Juke

    Juke The Monkey Chief
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    Jan 25, 2016
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    DD for president!
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