Translation Exercise • 19

La traduzione, come metodo di esercizio nell’apprendimento di una lingua, farà sicuramente parte della vecchia scuola, però, inserita in un contesto più vario di apprendimento, soprattutto con feedback in tempo reale, può sempre essere un utile esercizio di allenamento.

Consiglio una partecipazione attiva e visibile postando la tua versione tra i commenti in fondo a questa pagina. In questo modo riceverai un mio commento o suggerimento in tempo più o meno reale. Ma per chi non se la sente, si può semplicemente annotare la propria versione e controllarla attraverso i miei commenti lasciati per gli altri.

Ecco la nuova frase:

Non importa quante volte ci devi provare, l’importante è riuscire alla fine.

Buon divertimento!

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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

57 thoughts on “Translation Exercise • 19”

  1. No matter how many times you have to try, the important thing is to succeed in the end.

      1. just got back from Mexico and the time zone…. makes you less awake.
        Thank you dear Prof, ever in my mind.

  2. Sorry, I HAVE to correct an error: Doesn’t matter how many times you must try it, important is suceed it finally

  3. Non importa quante volte ci devi provare, l’importante è riuscire alla fine.
    Doesn’t mind how many times you must try it, important is suceed it finally

    1. Your version is comprehensible, Maria but there are a number of problems with it.
      Have a look at my comments on other versions to get an idea of how you could improve it.

  4. It doesn’t master how many time you have to prove. What is important is that you are succesful at least

    1. A good effort, Manu.

      time → times
      prove → try
      succesful → successful
      at least → in the end

      😀👍

  5. Non importa quante volte ci devi provare, l’importante è riuscire alla fine.

    It doesn’t matter how many times you have to try, the important thing is to succeed in the end.

    The problem for me here is also to choose between it doesn’t matter vs don’t care vs don’t mind vs never mind. They all have similar meaning but not the same, right?

    1. Your version is spot on, Claudio.
      With regard to your question, no, they don’t all have the same meaning. “It doesn’t matter” is the standard, impersonal, form for “non importa”, whereas “care” and “mind” tend to be “personal”. “Never mind” is a set phrase.

  6. Good afternoon prof and thank you. My attempt:
    It doesn’t matter how many times you have to try, the important thing is achieve it, eventually.

    1. Pretty good, Nadia.
      “Achieve” is alright with “it”, as you have used it, but it should be a full infinitive: “to achieve it”. However, “to succeed” might be a better alternative and doesn’t need “it”!
      “Eventually” doesn’t really work. You should use “in the end” after “succeed/achieve it”.
      😀

  7. I try 🙂

    No matter how many time you have to try it, what is important is to be finally able to do it

    1. I would say that your version is perfectl comprehensible, Luca, but see some of my other comments to get an idea f what might be a more typical version .

      N.B. “times” should of course be plural and it would be better without “it” after “try”.

      1. No matter how many times you have to try, what is important is to finally succeed

        1. Much better! The only thing I would change is “finally”. I would take it out and put “in the end” after “succeed”. It would sound more natural.

  8. What if we simply say: No matter how many times you have to try, the thing is to succeed in the end. ?

      1. Sure.
        Well, I have suggested it just because usually, when you speak and say “the thing is…” you really mean it, because you want to highlight that “thing” as you think it’s something important not to be missed.

        1. Well, it’s your choice in the end. Personally I think I would say, “The important thing is….” 🙂
          Quite often we even say, “The only really important thing is…”
          It just depends how much emphasis you want to give it.

  9. Non importa quante volte ci devi provare, l’importante è riuscire alla fine.
    It’s no important how often you have to try it. It’s important to achieve in the end.

    It’s doesn’t matter how often you have to try, it’s matter to success in the end.

      1. It’s no important how often you have to try it. The important thing is to achieve/succeed in the end.

        1. Your “It doesn’t matter” version is better for the first part, Dani, but without “it” at the end.
          In the second part you should use “succeed” (“achieve” needs an object.)

            1. It doesn’t matter how often you have to try, the important thing is to success in the end.

              It’s not important 👍👍👍

              Thanks a lot

  10. Non importa quante volte ci devi provare, l’importante è riuscire alla fine.
    HI prof,
    It does not matter how many times you have to try, the important is to be successful in the end.

    1. Well done, Roby.
      “Important” is not a noun in English so you have to say “the important thing”.
      Also, I think I would simply use the verb “to succeed” in this case.

      1. Thanks prof.
        Ehhh già già… Important thing.
        P. S wow how amazing the new system you set!!!!

              1. Si si certo.
                Ma anche il tuo commento mi arriva…. Forse è sempre stato così ma io vi accendevo diversamente

  11. Hi 🙂

    It doesn’t matter how many times you have to try, the important thing is to succeed in the end.

  12. Good morning,prof.

    No matter how many times you have to try, the important is to be able to in the end.

    1. Good effort, Liliana! 🙂
      “Important” is not a noun in English so you have to say “the important thing”.
      Also, you really need the proper verb for “riuscire”: “to succeed”.

      1. Ok ,prof.

        No matter how many times you have to try, the important thing is to succeed in the end.

        Thanks,prof.

  13. No matters how many times you have to try, the important thing is to succeed in the end

    1. Very good, Anita. There is just ONE LETTER in your version which shouldn’t be there. Can you find it?

      1. Prof, I’m not sure if is matter(s) or ‘at’ instead of ‘in’ the end 🧐

  14. Non importa quante volte ci devi provare, l’importante è riuscire alla fine.

    It doesn’t matter how many times you have to try it, the important thing is to succeed at the end.

      1. I could have avoided the “it” mistake, Tony, in fact I knew it wasn’t necessary.
        The second mistake came as a result of a reasoning, so a good revise of your article is mandatory…

        Non importa quante volte ci devi provare, l’importante è riuscire alla fine.

        It doesn’t matter how many times you have to try, the important thing is to succeed in the end.

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