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06:48 Sep 1, 2000
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
English term or phrase: Heads you win, tails you lose
Common term used to describe the outcome of a coin toss
Bob Mattson
Latin translation:see below
Explanation:
The ancient Romans used to play this game, but said, "Heads or ships" = "Capita aut navia".
See, for example: Macrobius Saturnalia, i.7.
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Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 06:09
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Thanks for answer. Unfortunately, it was not too helpful. We needed a direct translation of the term rather than an equivalent term the Roman's would have used.
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Explanation:
The ancient Romans used to play this game, but said, "Heads or ships" = "Capita aut navia".
See, for example: Macrobius Saturnalia, i.7.


Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 06:09
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
Grading comment
Thanks for answer. Unfortunately, it was not too helpful. We needed a direct translation of the term rather than an equivalent term the Roman's would have used.
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