Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 1,050
    #1

    click

    Dear all,

    What is the number of "'click" in the following context:

    {A has hate to use a new software and is complaining}

    A: It takes 8 clicks to get any where
    B: We can ask Mark to cut the number of clicks to a couple.

    Thanks a lot.

  1. lauralie2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 774
    #2

    Re: click

    Clicks of the computer mouse.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 1,050
    #3

    Re: click

    Yes, I know the literal meaning but I don't get how the program requires too many clicks to get anywhere!!!

    What does that mean???

    Thanks.

  2. lauralie2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 774
    #4

    Re: click

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Yes, I know the literal meaning but I don't get how the program requires too many clicks to get anywhere!!!

    What does that mean???

    Thanks.
    Your reply has me giggling. Sorry, I don't know either.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 1,517
    #5

    Re: click

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the number of "'click" in the following context:

    {A has hate to use a new software and is complaining}

    A: It takes 8 clicks to get any where
    B: We can ask Mark to cut the number of clicks to a couple.

    Thanks a lot.
    Of course it depends on the context (which program exactly) and it is figurative.
    Probably the program is a graphical one, with a similar environment to the usual web.
    So the user interacts with the program with a mouse, by clicking it.
    And probably the program has some different 'screens' with different funcionalities.
    So when A says it takes eight clicks to get anywhere probably she means that
    the program keeps asking stupid questions like:
    "If you want to buy this item, click here." (click 1)
    "Are you sure you want to do it? Click here to confirm." (click 2)
    "OK, so click here to be redirected to section so and so ..." (click 3)
    ... and more and more clicks go until the transaction finishes (if ever).
    Last edited by Abstract Idea; 06-Nov-2010 at 22:32. Reason: typo correction

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 1,050
    #6

    Re: click

    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Idea View Post
    Of course it depends on the context (which program exactly) and it is figurative.
    Probably the program is a graphical one, with a similar environment to the usual web.
    So the user interacts with the program with a mouse, by clicking it.
    And probably the program has some different 'screens' with different funcionalities.
    So when A says it takes eight clicks to get any where probably she means that
    the program keeps asking stupid questions like:
    "If you want to buy this item, click here." (click 1)
    "Are you sure you want to do it? Click here to confirm." (click 2)
    "OK, so click here to be redirected to section so and so ..." (click 3)
    ... and more and more clicks go until the transaction finishes (if ever).
    Can't thank you enough for that thorough answer. That's what was missing

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 1,050
    #7

    Re: click

    but then can we translate it as "cancel a lot of unwanted messages"?

    Thanks.

  3. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221
    #8

    Re: click

    No, it could be that you have to go through several menus to get where you want.


    Maybe you have to click on clothes, then womens, then blouses, then short sleeved, then knit, then button, and only then on the items that are short-sleeved, knit, button blouses for women. It would be better to have a longer menu at the beginning for womens clothing, mens clothing etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 1,517
    #9

    Re: click

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    but then can we translate it as "cancel a lot of unwanted messages"?

    Thanks.
    So you want to translate it ...

    What about:

    A: It takes 8 steps to get anywhere.
    B: We can ask Mark to cut the number of steps to a couple.

    But maybe it would sound a bit artificial (step instead of click).
    It really depends on the language you want to translate it into.
    Were it in Portuguese, I would go with the equivalent 'clique'.

    What do you call a 'click' in your language? I think people would understand it.

    By the way, the adverb is anywhere.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 1,050
    #10

    Re: click

    hahaha... THANKS A LOT. "Step" is a very nice suggestion.

    Unfortunately my language is not like English or portoguese "same letters"

    Click is my language is نقرة

    we write fron right to left and totally different letters. :)

    Thanks a lot for "step" and I can use , like you, the equivalent of"click" in my language :) you are right.

    Thanks.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Idiom] Click a gear
    By yumphilip in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Sep-2009, 19:15
  2. we really click well?
    By flytothesky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Jan-2009, 02:44
  3. Click here or click on
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Jan-2007, 22:17
  4. To double click on s.b
    By zoobinshid in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-Aug-2005, 16:51

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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