Was nou maar naar Specsavers gegaan

English translation: Should have gone to Specsavers

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Dutch term or phrase:Was nou maar naar Specsavers gegaan
English translation:Should have gone to Specsavers
Entered by: Joseph Brazauskas

09:14 Oct 22, 2013
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Advertising / Public Relations / Advertising slogan
Dutch term or phrase: Was nou maar naar Specsavers gegaan
This sentence is part of a promotional offer. I know that the general meaning is, "Should have gone to Specsavers" but I would like to know the literal translation in order to determine what the ideal idiomatic expression in the target language should be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Joseph Brazauskas
United States
Should have gone to Specsavers
Explanation:
There is no expression! It is an advertising slogan, are you not looking for a better translation into Dutch from the English original?
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Richard Purdom
Portugal
Local time: 23:22
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5 +6Should have gone to Specsavers
Richard Purdom


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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
Should have gone to Specsavers


Explanation:
There is no expression! It is an advertising slogan, are you not looking for a better translation into Dutch from the English original?

Richard Purdom
Portugal
Local time: 23:22
Does not meet criteria
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kirsten Bodart: Agree. That's the slogan, can't change it. Better than the Dutch one, though...
3 mins

agree  Marjolein Snippe: literal is pretty meaningless; besides, the original is better. ("[you wish you] had gone to specsavers (now)")
33 mins

agree  Tineke Van Beukering: yes, use the English original
48 mins

agree  Michael Beijer
1 hr

agree  Kitty Brussaard: Or: If only you would have gone to Specsavers ...
4 hrs

agree  Tina Vonhof: And with Marjolein.
4 hrs
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