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    emileleroy is offline Newbie
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    Default I Know how to do the state ??

    Hey everyone,

    Im currently trying to translate my first short movie/documentary from english to french and i don't get this i think its an idiomatic expression "I Know how to do the state"
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    "so i went to this conference and one of the guys said we now have equipment to measure brain wave synchrony and i said great hook me up i know how to do the state.
    because i had a background in meditation, martial arts, yoga."

    thx in advance

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    Default Re: I Know how to do the state ??

    The mental state- the person knows how to control their mind to achieve the desired state.

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    emileleroy is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: I Know how to do the state ??

    thanks a lot !! might hit the forum soon again because im kind of having troubles translating this and as im getting paid i wanna do it well..

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    Default Re: I Know how to do the state ??

    Quote Originally Posted by emileleroy View Post
    Thanks a lot !! I might hit the forum soon again because I'm kind of having troubles translating this and as I'm getting paid I wanna want to do it well..
    Then you better get into the habit of using correct spelling and punctuation as soon as possible.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: I Know how to do the state ??

    Since you're getting paid and we're helping you with it, let us know what our cut of the payment is please!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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