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English translation: extremely short memory

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06:18 Mar 30, 2004
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: goldfish-memory
AAA, inwardly cursing the English goldfish-memory for history...

AAA was talking about Mangal Pande to his English soldiers and no one seemed interested, so he inwardly cursed.
Zhoudan
Local time: 00:07
English translation:extremely short memory
Explanation:
This means "extremely short memory" - goldfish have a memory span of three seconds (or something like that).

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Note added at 5 mins (2004-03-30 06:23:44 GMT)
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(That\'s why if you have two goldfish in the same bowl, they tend to say \"Do you come here often\" every ten seconds or so)
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xxxIanW
Local time: 18:07
Grading comment
Thank you for your quick response. I'm happy that I asked the question because this is the first time that I learned the short memory of goldfish.
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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +16
extremely short memory


Explanation:
This means "extremely short memory" - goldfish have a memory span of three seconds (or something like that).

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Note added at 5 mins (2004-03-30 06:23:44 GMT)
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(That\'s why if you have two goldfish in the same bowl, they tend to say \"Do you come here often\" every ten seconds or so)

xxxIanW
Local time: 18:07
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 35
Grading comment
Thank you for your quick response. I'm happy that I asked the question because this is the first time that I learned the short memory of goldfish.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Huijer
2 mins

agree  Gayle Wallimann
17 mins

agree  Marie Scarano
20 mins

agree  Gillian Scheibelein: there a very good Jasper Carrot sketch the memory problems of 2 goldfish
21 mins

agree  chopra_2002
43 mins

agree  senin
45 mins

agree  Dorota Cooper
58 mins

agree  Mario Marcolin
1 hr

agree  Aisha Maniar
1 hr

agree  KirstenR: lovely
1 hr

agree  Graciela Carlyle: have you seen Finding Nemo? Dory (the blue fish) suffers from the same short term memory problem
2 hrs

agree  Klaus Herrmann: Hey, look. Howard's being eaten...
2 hrs

agree  Teresa Goscinska
3 hrs

agree  giogi: the same as mine!!!
7 hrs

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
8 hrs

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
1 day2 hrs
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