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    So many won't get the chance to say goodbye

    How can I translate this? What is the meaning of "So many"?


    As my life flashes before my eyes
    I'm wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
    So many won't get the chance to say goodbye
    But it's too late to think of the value of my life

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    Re: So many won't get the chance to say goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by dimkin7 View Post
    How can I translate this? What is the meaning of "So many"?


    As my life flashes before my eyes
    I'm wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
    So many won't get the chance to say goodbye
    But it's too late to think of the value of my life
    So many (other) people.

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    Re: So many won't get the chance to say goodbye

    Thank you very much!
    This is from the same song:

    Said I'm terrified but I'm not leaving.

    What "said" means? Why it is in the past tence?

    In longman there is "say":
    Code:
    used to express surprise, or to get someone's attention so that you can tell them something:
    Say, haven't I seen you before somewhere?

    Code:
    And you can see my heart beating
    You can see it through my chest.
    Said I'm terrified but I'm not leaving.
    I know that I must pass this test
    So, just pull the trigger

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    Re: So many won't get the chance to say goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by dimkin7 View Post
    Thank you very much!
    This is from the same song:

    Said I'm terrified but I'm not leaving.

    What "said" means? Why it is in the past tence?

    In longman there is "say":
    Code:
    used to express surprise, or to get someone's attention so that you can tell them something:
    Say, haven't I seen you before somewhere?
    Code:
    And you can see my heart beating
    You can see it through my chest.
    Said I'm terrified but I'm not leaving.
    I know that I must pass this test
    So, just pull the trigger
    It's a contraction of "I said". Do you understand now?

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