adiantados e atrasados

English translation: ahead/behind

19:36 Apr 17, 2005
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / literatura
Portuguese term or phrase: adiantados e atrasados
os mais adiantados ajudandos os mais atrasados
francisco silva
English translation:ahead/behind
Explanation:
"Those ahead helping those behind", so long as there is sufficient context to make the meaning clear. In isolation, your phrase brings to mind a classroom situation in which the teacher is saving him/herself work by getting the brighter pupils to help those that are having difficulties. However, as your topic is Poetry & Literature, could well be something a bit different... Any more context?
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Solomon Wright
Germany
Local time: 01:03
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thank you very much
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ahead/behind


Explanation:
"Those ahead helping those behind", so long as there is sufficient context to make the meaning clear. In isolation, your phrase brings to mind a classroom situation in which the teacher is saving him/herself work by getting the brighter pupils to help those that are having difficulties. However, as your topic is Poetry & Literature, could well be something a bit different... Any more context?

Solomon Wright
Germany
Local time: 01:03
Native speaker of: English
Grading comment
thank you very much

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