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    Translation.

    Hi. I usually try to translate the sentences in Turkish to English to improve my language skills.I tried to translate a saying to English but I am not sure that it is completely correct.Probably you dont know original text of my translation but I think you can understand root idea.Can you please tell me if you see lapse in my translation?Thanks.

    Translation: The people who get into the habit of laid-back lifestyle without working,studying and not being tired are firstly obliged to lose their dignity after lose their independence and lose their futurity at the end.

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    Re: Translation.

    What do you mean by "futurity?" Who is obliging lazy people to lose their dignity?

    It's all rather wordy for a saying.

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    Re: Translation.

    I think futurity must be 'future'. The people refers to a nation.I will write it again.

    The nations which get into the habit of laid-back lifestyle without working,studying and not being tired are firsly obliged to(doomed to) lose their dignity(self-respect),after lose their independence and lose their future(stability) at the end.

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    Re: Translation.

    Not a teacher.

    TRY THIS: At the end, people who don’t tire of a laid-back style and never study or work run the chance of losing their independence first, and then their dignity and their future.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Dec-2014 at 19:35. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'. See post #6.

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    Re: Translation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel M Santacruz View Post
    TRY THIS: At the end, people who don’t tire of a laid-back style and never study or work run the chance of losing their independence first, and then their dignity and their future.
    "Run the risk" is the phrase.

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    Re: Translation.

    Welcome to the forum, Daniel.

    Please read this extract from the Forum Rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.

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    #7

    Re: Translation.

    Perhaps:

    People who don't work, don't study, and have no ambition run the risk of losing any independence they once had.


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