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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #810 on: May 07, 2019, 02:02:13 PM »
How do you say in English איך האב זיך דערמאנט?

I reminded myself.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #811 on: May 07, 2019, 02:04:41 PM »
I reminded myself.

Is this correct? feels uncomfortable

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #812 on: May 07, 2019, 02:11:55 PM »
Recalled works as well

Just=יעצט
Yesterday=נעכטן

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #813 on: May 07, 2019, 02:20:02 PM »
Recalled works as well
+1

Is this correct? feels uncomfortable

Context matters. Give it in context and the DDF translation team will come up with the best phrase.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #814 on: May 07, 2019, 02:23:16 PM »
How about this
איך האב זיך דערמאנט אז מארגן גייט שנייען

I just recalled that it will snow tomorrow
I just remembered that it will show tomorrow
I reminded myself that it will show tomorrow

Or?

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #815 on: May 07, 2019, 02:28:57 PM »
+1

Context matters. Give it in context and the DDF translation team will come up with the best phrase.
איך האב זיך היינט דערמאנט אז  כ׳האב נאכנישט  געצאלט רענט

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #816 on: May 07, 2019, 02:29:12 PM »
How about this
איך האב זיך דערמאנט אז מארגן גייט שנייען

I just recalled that it will snow tomorrow
I just remembered that it will show tomorrow
I reminded myself that it will show tomorrow

Or?

Is יעצט implied even though it isn't written? If it is so the last option you put is missing the "just", but in any event I would probably use "I just remembered" in this context (though I am more likely to say "that it's supposed to snow tomorrow").  I suggest we summon the DDF arbiter of English grammar @Yehuda57 to chime in.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #817 on: May 07, 2019, 02:30:05 PM »
איך האב זיך היינט דערמאנט אז  כ׳האב נאכנישט  געצאלט רענט

I recalled today that I haven't paid my rent yet.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #818 on: May 07, 2019, 02:30:20 PM »
איך האב זיך היינט דערמאנט אז  כ׳האב נאכנישט  געצאלט רענט
Today I remembered that Iím going to be evicted

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #819 on: May 07, 2019, 02:30:44 PM »
I remembered today that Iím going to be evicted
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #820 on: May 07, 2019, 02:31:36 PM »
Today I remembered that Iím going to be evicted
*Realized

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #821 on: May 07, 2019, 02:33:04 PM »
*Realized
Realized=געכאפט IINM

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #822 on: May 07, 2019, 02:40:56 PM »
I suggest we summon the DDF arbiter of English grammar @Yehuda57 to chime in.
Great. Now we're gonna turn this into a debate over when "tomorrow" is.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #823 on: May 07, 2019, 02:44:54 PM »
Great. Now we're gonna turn this into a debate over when "tomorrow" is.
It's last week's next Wednesday
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #824 on: May 07, 2019, 06:47:21 PM »


Is יעצט implied even though it isn't written? If it is so the last option you put is missing the "just", but in any event I would probably use "I just remembered" in this context (though I am more likely to say "that it's supposed to snow tomorrow").  I suggest we summon the DDF arbiter of English grammar @Yehuda57 to chime in.

I'll accept the mantel of good writing, but not correct writing.

Besides, the question is a Yiddish one.

Great. Now we're gonna turn this into a debate over when "tomorrow" is.

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