Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. dsank0's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
    • Posts: 17
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Help me to translate

    I thought I had you there

  2. charliedeut's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 5,444
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Help me to translate

    Translate it into which language? Or did you mean "help me to understand (the structure)"?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

  3. dsank0's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
    • Posts: 17
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Help me to translate

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Translate it into which language? Or did you mean "help me to understand (the structure)"?
    Yeah, I meant "to understand" in other words

  4. charliedeut's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 5,444
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Help me to translate

    I read it as meaning "I though I had caught you (doing something illegal/not allowed)".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

  5. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 29,356
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Help me to translate

    dsank0, please remember to end every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  6. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 20,746
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: Help me to translate

    Quote Originally Posted by dsank0 View Post
    I thought I had you there
    In my experience, this phrase is associated with an attempt to fool or trick someone. If the person does not fall for the ruse, the perpetrator says: I thought I had you there or I almost had you there.

Similar Threads

  1. Translate
    By gahanova in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Jun-2008, 20:57
  2. can you translate please
    By karahindibag in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-Nov-2006, 02:19
  3. how to translate
    By perline in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2006, 20:40
  4. translate this
    By cartrina in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2006, 13:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •