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Machine translation made my week-end.
What does it mean? Machine translation (the money I earned from it) made my weekend holiday?
I've been translating my novel to English and from time to time I put some parts of it on to writing forums. Today, someone told me that he got the impression that I used translation programs for it. I said it's nonsense, even I translated two paragraphs with google translation tool and posted that absurd translation to the forum. But again another person told me that my grammar (my own translation, of course -- not google trans.) is very bad etc. etc.
And as a "P.S." she said "Machine translation made my week-end."
Last edited by Tinkerbell; 16-Jun-2012 at 23:09.
It would seem that your posting of the translation made by a machine (Google translator) amused her enough that she said it "made her weekend."
make (one's) day - definition of make (one's) day by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
See "make one's day" under the idioms.
I'd interpret it the same way as SoothingDave in that context.