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    #1

    Lightbulb build up and trade you

    I'm translating a movie (Honeymoon) into Turkish, which is my native language. In this movie, a woman goes into a restaurant in her hometown and says: "I've been building up the maple beans here for years." What does she mean by that? Did she used to eat maple beans there or stock them?

    Another example: A man is playing a dice game, I don't know what it is. And the woman joins him saying "trade you." What does it mean? How can I translate that?


    Thanks already for the one who is kind enough to reply my post.


    Peace.
    Last edited by aytug2001; 09-Oct-2014 at 22:27.

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    Re: build up and trade you

    In the U.S. northeast (and indeed much of the U.S.) stewed dry beans are a popular dish. They are very often prepared sweet, with sugar. So in your movie, they have been sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar, and the character claims she has been promoting their excellence for years.

    Need more info on the dice game to reply to that.

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    #3

    Re: build up and trade you

    Are you referring to the 2014 horror film Honeymoon?

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