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あと1件客先に行ったら

English translation: after visiting one more client

11:20 Jan 19, 2018
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Japanese term or phrase: あと1件客先に行ったら
Anyone have any suggestions as to how to translate the phrase “あと1件客先に行ったら帰る”? in the sentence “あと1件客先に行ったら帰る”と母と電話で話した数十分後のことだった. Not sure how "1件客" fits in. The context is that a son is telling his mother his father has had an accident.
Pat Kirby
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:13
English translation:after visiting one more client
Explanation:
This pharase should be divided as follows;
あと1件 / 客先 / に行ったら
It means "after visiting (に行ったら) one more (あと1件) client/customer (客先)". This sentence is saying "I will go home after visiting one more client".



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Note added at 39 mins (2018-01-19 12:00:48 GMT)
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I think it was the phrase told by "father" who had an accident. The accident happened after the father said this. The son may be telling the situation. A middle school student does not say this by himself.
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Kayoko Kimura
United States
Local time: 02:13
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after visiting one more client


Explanation:
This pharase should be divided as follows;
あと1件 / 客先 / に行ったら
It means "after visiting (に行ったら) one more (あと1件) client/customer (客先)". This sentence is saying "I will go home after visiting one more client".



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Note added at 39 mins (2018-01-19 12:00:48 GMT)
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I think it was the phrase told by "father" who had an accident. The accident happened after the father said this. The son may be telling the situation. A middle school student does not say this by himself.

Kayoko Kimura
United States
Local time: 02:13
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Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
Grading comment
Thank you!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for this. I originally thought it might be something like this - but there is a catch! The son is 中学生. Therefore I assume he is not working or seeing clients. Could the sentence refer to what the father himself did before he had an accident?

Asker: That makes sense. Thanks.


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