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15:56 Aug 24, 2014
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English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: Wasn't meant to be
This is from a proofreading job that's already done, but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway. I know what the phrase means, of course, but off the top of my head I could not think of a translation that really clicked, so let's see if anyone can do better:
天意結果不如人願
Lincoln Hui
Hong Kong
Local time: 06:46
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Summary of answers provided
4(结果)不该如此jarv95888
3天不遂人愿
clearwater
Summary of reference entries provided
上下文
Z-Kong

Discussion entries: 2





  

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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
wasn't meant to be
天不遂人愿


Explanation:
天不遂人愿

clearwater
China
Local time: 06:46
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in category: 32
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1 day 8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
wasn't meant to be
(结果)不该如此


Explanation:
试译:就这样,没别的了。 本来结果不该如此,但是他们却在决赛里输了 .......

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Note added at 1 day9 hrs (2014-08-26 01:51:30 GMT)
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变通一点的译法: ......本来该赢的,结果却输了.......

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Note added at 1 day9 hrs (2014-08-26 01:53:38 GMT)
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(It just wasn't meant to be! They've been beaten in the final!
--> It just wasn't meant to be so .......
"so" = "They've been beaten in the final"

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Note added at 1 day21 hrs (2014-08-26 13:37:35 GMT)
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From my understanding of the text. It's an exclamation that the game ends so fast and the result is out of the speaker's expectation.
Please correct me if I' wrong.

jarv95888
Local time: 17:46
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 7
Notes to answerer
Asker: 這並不是 wasn't meant to be 的意思。

Asker: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/meant+to+be

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Reference comments


4 hrs
Reference: 上下文

Reference information:
没有语境不好说啊

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Note added at 4 hrs (2014-08-24 20:49:51 GMT)
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抱歉!我是要发discussion的!搞错了。PS:您发出整个句子也好啊

Z-Kong
United Kingdom
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Native speaker of: Chinese
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