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Chinese translation: That one's come to nothing and trouble.If you were to help us we might make some progress.

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02:45 Mar 14, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
English term or phrase: “That’un’s come to naught and grief,”“If you was to pitch in we might get somewh
“That’un’s come to naught and grief,” he said to A. “If you was to pitch in we might get somewhere.”
panyuan
Chinese translation:That one's come to nothing and trouble.If you were to help us we might make some progress.
Explanation:
That one's come to nothing and trouble.
If you were to help us we might make some progress.

pitch in (informal) = to start work or to help other people do a particular job (非正式)开始工作;帮助他人 eg If we all pitch in, it shouldn't take long. 如果我们一起动手,就不会花费太长的时间.

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Note added at 1 hr 48 mins (2004-03-14 04:33:47 GMT)
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naught(nothing) (old use or literary) = nothing. eg All our efforts were for naught. All their plans came to naught (= did not achieve anything)(Cambridge Advanced Learner\'s Dictionary)

maybe: come to grief = to fail or be hurt 失败;受伤 eg All my schemes came to grief. 我所有的计划都失败了.
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3 +1That one's come to nothing and trouble.If you were to help us we might make some progress.
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“that’un’s come to naught and grief,”“if you was to pitch in we might get somewh
That one's come to nothing and trouble.If you were to help us we might make some progress.


Explanation:
That one's come to nothing and trouble.
If you were to help us we might make some progress.

pitch in (informal) = to start work or to help other people do a particular job (非正式)开始工作;帮助他人 eg If we all pitch in, it shouldn't take long. 如果我们一起动手,就不会花费太长的时间.

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Note added at 1 hr 48 mins (2004-03-14 04:33:47 GMT)
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naught(nothing) (old use or literary) = nothing. eg All our efforts were for naught. All their plans came to naught (= did not achieve anything)(Cambridge Advanced Learner\'s Dictionary)

maybe: come to grief = to fail or be hurt 失败;受伤 eg All my schemes came to grief. 我所有的计划都失败了.

chica nueva
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