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Following a dream

Postby loqu » 2011-06-14, 10:08

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Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
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Re: Following a dream

Postby Tenebrarum » 2011-06-14, 10:19

Is "she" old, loqu?
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Re: Following a dream

Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2011-06-14, 10:20

Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Ze ging erheen om haar droom te volgen, maar ontwaakte voordat ze het bereikte.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
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Re: Following a dream

Postby Leviwosc » 2011-06-14, 10:23

Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
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Re: Following a dream

Postby loqu » 2011-06-14, 10:28

Draven wrote:Is "she" old, loqu?

No, she's turning 30 this September. :P
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Re: Following a dream

Postby Tenebrarum » 2011-06-14, 10:40

loqu wrote:No, she's turning 30 this September. :P

You know her personally? :shock: I want to have try at this sentence but can't decide on the pronoun.
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Re: Following a dream

Postby hlysnan » 2011-06-14, 10:51

Attempted Chinese.

Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.

Chinese: 她去了那儿跟着一梦,可是到以前她起床了。 :?:

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Re: Following a dream

Postby Quetzalcoatl » 2011-06-14, 12:36

Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
French: Elle s'en alla pour suivre un rêve, mais elle se réveilla avant de rattraper celui. :?:
German: Sie ging fort, um einem Traum zu folgen, doch sie erwachte, bevor sie ihn einholte.

Polish: Odeszła za martwieniem, lecz nie dogoniła go, zanim obudziła się. :?:

Chinese: 她去了那儿跟着一梦,可是到以前她起床了。 :?:

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Re: Following a dream

Postby Reinder » 2011-06-14, 17:34

Tried Frisian.

Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
Frisian: Sy jeie in dream nei, mar waard wekker eardat se him berikke.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
French: Elle s'en alla pour suivre un rêve, mais elle se réveilla avant de rattraper celui. :?:
German: Sie ging fort, um einem Traum zu folgen, doch sie erwachte, bevor sie ihn einholte.

Polish: Odeszła za martwieniem, lecz nie dogoniła go, zanim obudziła się. :?:

Chinese: 她去了那儿跟着一梦,可是到以前她起床了。 :?:
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Re: Following a dream

Postby loqu » 2011-06-14, 17:38

Draven wrote:
loqu wrote:No, she's turning 30 this September. :P

You know her personally? :shock: I want to have try at this sentence but can't decide on the pronoun.

:shock: Is it that difficult to pick a pronoun? Why is that?

Yeah I know her personally. It's a sentence from a text I wrote.

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Re: Following a dream

Postby BezierCurve » 2011-06-14, 17:51

Polished the Polish

PS. "martwienie" = worrying vs. "marzenie" = dreaming :wink: . In this context it's better to use "sen" though, as there's "obudziła się" following it.

Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
Frisian: Sy jeie in dream nei, mar waard wekker eardat se him berikke.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
French: Elle s'en alla pour suivre un rêve, mais elle se réveilla avant de rattraper celui. :?:
German: Sie ging fort, um einem Traum zu folgen, doch sie erwachte, bevor sie ihn einholte.

Polish: Podążyła tam za swoim snem, lecz obudziła się zanim go dosięgła.

Chinese: 她去了那儿跟着一梦,可是到以前她起床了。 :?:
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Re: Following a dream

Postby Gaelg » 2011-06-14, 18:07

Adding Gaelic, will need it checked tho :roll:

Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
Frisian: Sy jeie in dream nei, mar waard wekker eardat se him berikke.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
French: Elle s'en alla pour suivre un rêve, mais elle se réveilla avant de rattraper celui. :?:
German: Sie ging fort, um einem Traum zu folgen, doch sie erwachte, bevor sie ihn einholte.

Scottish Gaelic: Chaidh i an-sin airson aisling a leanntainn, ach dhùisg i mus ràinig i e. :?:

Polish: Podążyła tam za swoim snem, lecz obudziła się zanim go dosięgła.

Chinese: 她去了那儿跟着一梦,可是到以前她起床了。 :?:

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Re: Following a dream

Postby Quetzalcoatl » 2011-06-14, 18:19

BezierCurve wrote:Polished the Polish

PS. "martwienie" = worrying vs. "marzenie" = dreaming :wink: . In this context it's better to use "sen" though, as there's "obudziła się" following it.


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Re: Following a dream

Postby Tenebrarum » 2011-06-14, 20:41

loqu wrote: :shock: Is it that difficult to pick a pronoun? Why is that?

Because pronouns in a Vietnamese sentence would change depending on whom you're talking with, or about. The interrelation between you and that someone, to be precise. Anyway, I got it now, thanks. I'll just assume you're writing a text with a literary leaning.
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Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
Frisian: Sy jeie in dream nei, mar waard wekker eardat se him berikke.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
French: Elle s'en alla pour suivre un rêve, mais elle se réveilla avant de rattraper celui. :?:
German: Sie ging fort, um einem Traum zu folgen, doch sie erwachte, bevor sie ihn einholte.

Scottish Gaelic: Chaidh i an-sin airson aisling a leanntainn, ach dhùisg i mus ràinig i e. :?:

Polish: Podążyła tam za swoim snem, lecz obudziła się zanim go dosięgła.

Chinese: 她去了那儿跟着一梦,可是到以前她起床了。 :?:

Vietnamese: Chị đi, lòng định đuổi theo giấc mơ. Nhưng chưa đến nơi thì đã tỉnh mộng mất rồi.
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Re: Following a dream

Postby Narbleh » 2011-06-14, 20:55

Something about the English sounds foreign but I can't put my finger on it. I might word it, "She left following a dream, but awoke before she reached it."


Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
Frisian: Sy jeie in dream nei, mar waard wekker eardat se him berikke.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
French: Elle s'en alla pour suivre un rêve, mais elle se réveilla avant de l'atteindre. :?:
German: Sie ging fort, um einem Traum zu folgen, doch sie erwachte, bevor sie ihn einholte.

Scottish Gaelic: Chaidh i an-sin airson aisling a leanntainn, ach dhùisg i mus ràinig i e. :?:

Polish: Podążyła tam za swoim snem, lecz obudziła się zanim go dosięgła.

Chinese: 她去了那儿跟着一梦,可是到以前她起床了。 :?:

Vietnamese: Chị đi, lòng định đuổi theo giấc mơ. Nhưng chưa đến nơi thì đã tỉnh mộng mất rồi.

Esperanto: Ŝi foriris sekvante revon, sed ŝi vekiĝis antaŭ ol atingi ĝin.
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Re: Following a dream

Postby loqu » 2011-06-14, 21:18

Then change it. The original is the Spanish one, the English one is a result of my poor English command.
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Re: Following a dream

Postby Narbleh » 2011-06-14, 22:16

Oh stop :P You don't have a "poor English command". It's a perfectly grammatical and correct utterance. Being able to make things that sound 100% natural is sometimes difficult, especially when you don't live in the target country.
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Re: Following a dream

Postby loqu » 2011-06-14, 22:32

Oh, I sounded too agressive, but I just meant that it's ok to change my sentence for a more natural one.
(thanks for the encouragement, it gets sometimes specially frustrating with English)
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Re: Following a dream

Postby voron » 2011-06-14, 22:38

loqu, dream is a tricky word to translate since it can mean both 'images and sensations you experience during sleep' or 'hopes, aspirations', which one did you have in mind?
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Spanish: Se fue persiguiendo un sueño, pero despertó antes de alcanzarlo.
Italian: Se ne andò perseguitando un sonno, però si destò prima di raggiungerlo. :?:

Dutch: Zij joeg een droom na, maar werd wakker voordat ze hem bereikte.
Frisian: Sy jeie in dream nei, mar waard wekker eardat se him berikke.
English: She went there following a dream, but woke up before reaching it.
French: Elle s'en alla pour suivre un rêve, mais elle se réveilla avant de l'atteindre. :?:
German: Sie ging fort, um einem Traum zu folgen, doch sie erwachte, bevor sie ihn einholte.

Scottish Gaelic: Chaidh i an-sin airson aisling a leanntainn, ach dhùisg i mus ràinig i e. :?:

Polish: Podążyła tam za swoim snem, lecz obudziła się zanim go dosięgła.
Russian: Она ушла, преследуя сон, но проснулась, так его и не достигнув.
Serbian: Otišla je u poteri za snom, ali probudila se ni ga ne dosegnuvši.

Chinese: 她去了那儿跟着一梦,可是到以前她起床了。 :?:

Vietnamese: Chị đi, lòng định đuổi theo giấc mơ. Nhưng chưa đến nơi thì đã tỉnh mộng mất rồi.

Esperanto: Ŝi foriris sekvante revon, sed ŝi vekiĝis antaŭ ol atingi ĝin.

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Re: Following a dream

Postby loqu » 2011-06-14, 22:48

Damn, I hadn't thought of that possibility. So that the pun with "waking up" still works, I'd go for the "images during sleep" thing, even though we have to lose the nuance of "hopes, aspirations".
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