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English translation: not reach, not last

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Chinese term or phrase:用不到
English translation:not reach, not last
Entered by: R. A. Stegemann
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12:34 Dec 25, 2003
Chinese to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Chinese term or phrase: 用不到 (utf-8)2/2
這些錢我怕用不到下個禮拜就沒有了,請你多給一些吧!

I would like to translate the above sentence as "I am afraid this money will not reach, and next week I won't have any. Could you please give me some more?".

I have two questions:

2/2: Have I captured the meaning of 就沒有了 sufficiently well?
R. A. Stegemann
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 22:54
Suggestion
Explanation:
How about:
"I am afraid that this sum of money will not last me till next week"??

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Note added at 6 mins (2003-12-25 12:41:15 GMT)
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Hamo, you have two questions and I didn\'t seem to be \"answering\" them. I gave you this suggestion as how I would have translated it. I hope it helps. :)
Selected response from:

Denyce Seow
Singapore
Local time: 21:54
Grading comment
Since everyone agrees with denyce's translation, then I will not press the issue about dividing the sentences into two. My original translation -- not shown here -- was very close to what denyce suggests.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Denyce Seow


  

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Suggestion


Explanation:
How about:
"I am afraid that this sum of money will not last me till next week"??

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Note added at 6 mins (2003-12-25 12:41:15 GMT)
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Hamo, you have two questions and I didn\'t seem to be \"answering\" them. I gave you this suggestion as how I would have translated it. I hope it helps. :)

Denyce Seow
Singapore
Local time: 21:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1380
Grading comment
Since everyone agrees with denyce's translation, then I will not press the issue about dividing the sentences into two. My original translation -- not shown here -- was very close to what denyce suggests.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Xiaoping Fu
25 mins

agree  isahuang
6 hrs

agree  English Chinese Medical Translator - Jimmy Deng
7 hrs

agree  Scott Webber
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