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    Smile Some translations of a Chinese saying

    Hi,

    I want to express a Chinese catchphrase in English and have made some translations. Not sure which is/are idiomatic.

    - I don't want to start inferiorly.
    - I don't want to start in an inferior position.
    - I don't want to start in a lost position.
    - I don't want to start behindhand.


    Or is there a similar saying in the English language?


    Regards,

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    Re: Some translations of a Chinese saying

    Quote Originally Posted by outofdejavu View Post
    Hi,

    I want to express a Chinese catchphrase in English and have made some translations. Not sure which is/are idiomatic.

    - I don't want to start inferiorly.
    - I don't want to start in an inferior position.
    - I don't want to start in a lost position.
    - I don't want to start behindhand.


    Or is there a similar saying in the English language?


    Regards,
    "I don't want to start behindhand." or "I don't want to start from behind".

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