|English to German translations [PRO]|
Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Ocean Thunder! Pro Surf Boat Series
|English term or phrase: to eye off someone|
|Das Halbfinale umfasst zwei Runden mit vier Booten/Crews. Das/die viertplatzierte Boot/Crew scheidet aus.|
Der folgende Satz bezieht sich auf die zweite Runde des Halbfinales:
"Now Kens Plumbing [momentan an dritter Stelle] they’re lining up, **they’re eyeing off Lowrance [momentan an zweiter Stelle]** across the water. They know they just want to keep in front of the National Building Group [momentan an vierter Stelle]."
|sie behalten... im Auge|
sie wollen sicher gehen, daß sie ihn nicht aus den Augen verlieren, um das Rennen noch zu gewinnen, so verstehe ich das.
Das scheint ja ein ellenlanger Text zu sein, Du arme!
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Local time: 18:55
|Ingeborg, du hast, soweit ich mich erinnere, die Situation als Erste erfasst, so you took the line honours :) Danke nochmals an alle Beteiligten für ihre tollen Inputs!|
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although that would be "to keep an eye on someone"
to me it initially meant they (i.e. #3) want to keep an eye on #2 but their higher priority is to stay ahead of #4
However, there are so many "they"s in your sentence that it's not clear.
I think it's likelier they mean: #3 knows that #2 just needs to stay ahead of #4
The top 3 qualify, so either way, they both have to make sure they don't finish last.
It could be more complicated though, because your text says
"Das Halbfinale umfasst zwei Runden..."
Now, does that mean one semi-final consists of 2 rounds or that both consist of one each?
See, your question has multiplied :-)
May I ask, who is the readership? Do these articles appear in a watersports magazine somewhere, or who reads them? Just interested.
Local time: 23:55
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
|Notes to answerer|
|Asker: *the race consists of two semi-finals
*one semi-final consists of two laps
All my water sports texts are filmscripts. The reports are broadcast on German speaking sports channels and can be seen in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
In German, |
Asker: **I think all "theys" refer to #3, so your first interpretation might be correct.
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