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    week-end

    Machine translation made my week-end.

    What does it mean? Machine translation (the money I earned from it) made my weekend holiday?

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    Re: week-end

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Machine translation made my week-end.

    What does it mean? Machine translation (the money I earned from it) made my weekend holiday?
    Your guess is as good, or bad, as mine. It is impossible to know what the speaker/writer meant without more context.

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    Re: week-end

    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.

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    Re: week-end

    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.

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    Re: week-end

    I'd interpret it the same way as SoothingDave in that context.

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