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Mini-contest 2012: "Yogi Berra Quotes" » English to Latvian

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Source text in English

There were 3 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase.

Entries submitted in this pair were rated on a per-segment basis. Listed below are all submitted translations of each individual source text segment.

Submitted segment translations

Translations submitted for each source text segment are listed below. Segments have had surrounding punctuation stripped, and the resulting identical segments have been grouped together, so each listed translation should differ, but the difference may be subtle (eg. internal punctuation or diacritics).

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Source text segment #8

- "We're lost, but we're making good time."
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"Making good time" on a journey is when you are on/ahead of schedule.
You can't "make good time" on a journey when you're lost, as you can't know when you will reach your destination nor if you will be on/ahead of schedule.
+18 | -1
The meaning is very similar to "going nowhere fast." Speed doesn't mean much if you are not progressing towards your destination.
According to old good Berra he states he made this remark while driving to the Hall of Fame with his wife and sons. His wife was giving him a hard time, so he gave it back by saying: 'We’re lost, but we’re making good time!' - which implies Berra was
+2 | -1
It is a "bad news - good news" pun. We did not get to the right place, but did get here right on the scheduled time.
على الرغم من أننا ضللنا الطريق؛ إلا أننا قضينا وقتًا طيبًا.
We're lost but we're making good time. Meaning we're not quite where we intended to be (for different reasons, mostly due to our own negligence) but we try to do the best out of it. Мы заблудились, не потерялись.
Even though you are lost, you can enjoy your trip or journey to a new continent just because you are with somebody you have many to talk with. Thinking of how overcrowded cities are nowadays, it isn't surprising to love walking in the middle of nowhere.
We may be slow but all is not loss yet!
+1 | -2
It is a "bad news - good news " pun. We did not get to the right place but we dit get her right on the scheduled time.
+1 | -5
To "make good time" is often used for the impression that one has that one is on or ahead of schedule, so "make good time" is more about one's impression than about the actual situation. Berra means they're not sure about their progress but at least they

Translations of this segment (3 total; 3 unique)

Esam nekurienē, bet mums iet jautri
Mēs zaudējām, bet tas bija skaisti
Mēs esam apmaldījušies, bet labi pavadām laiku

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