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Hi Oleks,

I have met many "grammar lovers" and...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:41

FOR A BETTER LIFE

(It’s a text that I found it online. And I have decided to translate into English)           

1. After loving my parents, my brothers, my wife, my children, my friends, now I started to love myself.

2. I stopped negotiating with street vendors. A couple of bucks won't make difference in my financial situation, but it can help the poor man save for his children's school fees.

3. I pay the taxi driver without waiting for change. The extra money can bring a smile to your face. After all, he's working a lot harder than me.

4. I stopped telling my elders when they told me the same story many times. Stories make them walk the path of memory and relive the past.

5. I learned not to correct people, even when I know they are wrong. I understand that the responsibility for making everyone perfect is not mine. Peace is more precious than perfection. As my wife says: if the person lives in a bubble, leave ... don't burst the bubble!)

6. I give compliments freely and generously. This improves the mood not only of the recipient, but also of myself!

7. I stay away from people who don't value me. After all, they may not know my worth, but I do.

8. I learned to live each day as if it were the last. After all, it may be the last.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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This is an excellent translation. Well done smiley!

I particularly like the last one. It is so important for us to try and enjoy each day in our lives!

Please find some minor corrections below

 

1. And I have decided to translate into English - And I have decided to translate it into English

2. now I started to love myself. - now I have started to love myself.

3. make difference - make a difference

4. help the poor man - help poor people ("help the poor man" is not wrong, this is just my suggestion. )

5. The extra money can bring a smile to your face - The extra money can/could bring a smile to his face

6. I stopped telling my elders when they told me the same story many times - I have stopped telling my elders to be quiet when they tell me the same story many times again and again

7. As my wife says: if the person lives in a bubble, leave .. - As my wife says: if the person lives in a bubble, leave him/her/them alone ..

(It’s a text that I found it online. And I have decided to translate into English)           

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I learn : English (Beginner) Russian (Expert)
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I read this text with pleasure. With my modest possibilities, I can offer you only one option (not correction) of a fragment of your text: do not pierce the bubble.

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