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    left for the night

    My name is Mike Meier, and I am was the one TRYING to translate! I was at this tournament, the December 2010 Pro Tour Grand Finals in Seoul, South Korea, as an international umpire, NOT a translator. Japan's Ai Fukuhara speaks fluent Mandarin because she's trained in table tennis much of her life in Liaoning Province. Because the translators left for the night, and I studied a little Mandarin in Beijing in 2009, the reporter asked me to step in and help out. I did the best I could!
    In the above passage, what does left for the night mean?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: left for the night

    The translators left the premises and didn't return until the next day.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: left for the night

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    and I am was the one TRYING to translate!
    You can use one or the other but not both.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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