Teacher Beth
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Is my English translation correct for this Chinese sentence? Is my English translation correct for this Chinese sentence? 他一接到她的电话就出发了,我想他现在一定还在她那儿。 He picked up her phone as soon as it starting ringing, I think he must still be at her place now.
Oct 7, 2012 6:05 PM
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Oh dear, I'm not a native Chinese speaker (per my profile, heh), but I think all of you have the idea wrong. According to the Chinese it is read that the person (male) having answered her telephone call (or having heard her voice) immediately/straight away set out (presumably to meet her and very eagerly it would seem , lol). The second bit is quite clear to everyone it would seem. ^_^ As soon as he answered her telephone call, he went out; I'm sure he's still at her place now.
October 8, 2012
Hi Ms. Beth. Glad to answer your question. I think you are right.Here is my version. :) He set off right after her phone call, and I guess he is definitely still at her place.
October 7, 2012
Hello Beth, 他一接到她的电话就出发了,我想他现在一定还在她那儿。 My translation: He just left as soon as he received a phone call from her, I think he must still be at her place now. He just left / went out/ went away as soon as he picked up the phone (一拿起电话就走了, it wouldn't make any sense if he used his landline phone ) He just left / went out/ went away as soon as he hung up the phone (一撂下电话就走了, this sentence is commonly used in our daily conversation) "He picked up her phone as soon as it starting ringing, I think he must still be at her place now." can be translated to "电话一响,他就接起她的电话,我想他现在应该还在她那儿". However this sentence doesn't make any sense to me, I can't think of any context at the moment, in which this sentence would be logical.
October 8, 2012
她的的电话一响,他就捡起来了,现在他应该还在她哪里。 He picked up her phone as soon as it starting ringing, I think he must still be at her place now
October 8, 2012
他一接到她的电话就出发了,我想他现在一定还在她那儿。 He picked up her phone as soon as it starting(?) ringing , I think he must still be at her place now. 以英文回頭檢視中文翻譯 您的中文是錯誤的 電話一響 他就接起電話 想必他現在還在她那兒
October 8, 2012
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