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los coches evolucionan antes, el motor iba siempre detras

English translation: as the cars moved forward, the engines always followed them

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Spanish term or phrase:los coches evolucionan antes, el motor iba siempre detras
English translation:as the cars moved forward, the engines always followed them
Entered by: Telesforo Fernandez
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02:28 May 18, 2001
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Spanish term or phrase: los coches evolucionan antes, el motor iba siempre detras
It's the first phrase "los coches evolucionan antes" in an advertising copy. Thanks!
Lorna Thomson
Local time: 00:27
as the cars moved forward, the engines always followed them
Explanation:
This is another version whcih carries the full meaning.
All the best
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Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 05:57
Grading comment
The text is so cryptic that it was very difficult to get the exact sense of this.....but I've chosen the answer which is closest to the sense of the text according to my understanding of it! Thanks very much to you all for helps!
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naFirst come the cars, then come the engines!xxxMichelleE
nacars evolve at a faster rate than (their) engines (do).xxxtrans4u
naFirst, the cars evolve, then engines follow themTelesforo Fernandez
namotor cars evolve, before, the engine was always fitted on the backFJPN
naas the cars moved forward, the engines always followed themTelesforo Fernandez
naas the cars moved forward, the engines always moved behindTelesforo Fernandez


  

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26 mins
as the cars moved forward, the engines always moved behind


Explanation:
I think this would fairly give you an idea to go ahead with your own copy in English

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 05:57
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30 mins
as the cars moved forward, the engines always followed them


Explanation:
This is another version whcih carries the full meaning.
All the best

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 05:57
PRO pts in pair: 262
Grading comment
The text is so cryptic that it was very difficult to get the exact sense of this.....but I've chosen the answer which is closest to the sense of the text according to my understanding of it! Thanks very much to you all for helps!
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31 mins
motor cars evolve, before, the engine was always fitted on the back


Explanation:
It is obvious there is a mistake in the punctuation of the source text. Hope this helps. Good luck!

FJPN
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Local time: 01:27
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1 hr
First, the cars evolve, then engines follow them


Explanation:
This could still be a better english copy.

Telesforo Fernandez
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4 hrs
First come the cars, then come the engines!


Explanation:
Just offering another suggestion. It sounds like the line should be prefaced with other text. But, in the context of advertising, perhaps what I suggested is more fitting.

Good luck--a tricky one!

Michelle

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11 hrs
cars evolve at a faster rate than (their) engines (do).


Explanation:
Saludos,

Bye

xxxtrans4u
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