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English translation: play every sport all year round
18:19 Feb 6, 2018
English to English translations [PRO] Linguistics
English term or phrase:play every sport in every season
I think I've understood the overall meaning of "every sport in every season" in the sentence below - that is this child loves all kinds of sport - but I was wondering whether there are some specific nuances...
It was immediately apparent that his passion was athletics.
He wanted to play ** every sport in every season**
I think I've finally understood! Actually, I think I can try and translate literally, since "every sport in every season" is somewhat an hyperbole...for instance, it may be difficult to practice skiing all year around, but if he could, he would do that...
Have a nice beer!
I agree with Jessica. There are sports (and teams/training sessions) for each season. This child is so sports mad he wants to participate in a variety of sports, thus ensuring he is engaged in some sport at all times of the year. A child's exaggeration to say "every"
I would take this sentence a little less literally. The traditional school sports seasons where I live in the U.S. are, starting in August: soccer or football, then basketball or ice hockey, and finally baseball or track. In all high schools in our state, if you play one sport, it is impossible to play another simultaneously, because there are either 2-hour after-school practices or scheduled matches, every week day and some weekends. So some kids will say, "I am a three-season athlete." This means that they play on a sports team every season. So my reading of your source is that the child wants to try out for, and play on, a sports team for each sports season. Because most sports teams are related directly to schools, it would be very unlikely for a youngster to play more than one sport a season. Of course it says that this child wants to play *every* sport in every season, but I still read it as him/her wanting to try out for, and play on, a different sports team during each of the seasons.
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5 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
play every sport all year round
Explanation: A lot of sports are seasonal, played only for part of the year. He likes them so much that he wants to play them all the time.
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In ogni stagione?
philgoddard United States Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 16
Thank you very much, Phil!
Many thanks also to Jessica and Gallagy who contributed in the Discussion.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you so much, Phil! I was actually missing a part of the meaning... I thought it was somewhat an "idiomatic" expression. Now I understand the sentence better...
"in ogni stagione" is right or maybe "ogni sport a prescindere dalla stagione", "qualunque fosse la stagione"..but I'll think over that..
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