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English translation: pave the way

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00:33 Jul 18, 2005
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: the wave
Danish scientists say they have built a new type of plastic solar cell that lasts significantly longer than previous versions and could pave the wave for cheaper solar power.

Is it a typo?
Jianming Sun
Local time: 16:40
English translation:pave the way
Explanation:
Yes, it is a typo.

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Note added at 4 mins (2005-07-18 00:37:41 GMT)
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Oxford Dictionary of English:
pave the way: create the circumstances to enable (something) to happen or be done: the proposals will pave the way for a resolution to the problem.
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Nick Lingris
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:40
Grading comment
Thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
5 +16pave the way
Nick Lingris


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +16
pave the wave
pave the way


Explanation:
Yes, it is a typo.

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Note added at 4 mins (2005-07-18 00:37:41 GMT)
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Oxford Dictionary of English:
pave the way: create the circumstances to enable (something) to happen or be done: the proposals will pave the way for a resolution to the problem.

Nick Lingris
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:40
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  swisstell
0 min
  -> Thank you!

agree  Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
9 mins
  -> Thank you, omnipresent Anna!

agree  RHELLER: sounds good to me
34 mins

agree  Helen Genevier
35 mins

agree  Martine Brault: of course
36 mins

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
42 mins

agree  Charlie Bavington
54 mins

agree  rangepost
59 mins

agree  Can Altinbay
2 hrs

agree  TranslateThis
2 hrs

agree  webguru
3 hrs

agree  EdithK
4 hrs

agree  xxxOso
4 hrs

agree  Melanie Nassar : but I kind of like the sound of *pave the wave* :-)
5 hrs
  -> I prefer the sound of "pay the way" :-)

agree  Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.
14 hrs

agree  Anne Grimes: pave the way is right.
1 day5 hrs
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Changes made by editors
Jul 18, 2005 - Changes made by Nick Lingris:
FieldScience » Art/Literary
Field (specific)Other » Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Jul 18, 2005 - Changes made by Cilian O'Tuama:
LevelPRO » Non-PRO


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