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1.       Moamen
29 posts
 25 Nov 2014 Tue 11:18 am

Hello,

 

I have tried my best with the following sentences, but couldn´t get much out of them. I´d be grateful if someone could help.

 

1-

"çevremizi temiz tutmamız gerektiğini tembih eden büyüklerimizi anlamış değildim"

I something our something who promote that  we should keep our environment clean ?

 

2-

"çevrelerine dargın iki insan gibiydiler"

They were like two people who were offended by their surrounding / the people surrounding them ?

 

3-

"kağıt yığınları yüzünden çocuk dikkatsizliğinden olsa gerek taksinin geldiğini fark edememişti"

It must be because of the paper piles that the kid couldn´t tell that a cab was coming ?

 

4- "gelişi güzel kaldırımlara doldurulan hurda kartonlar, az daha bir çocuğun ölününe sebep olacaktı"

 

What´s the meaning of that one ?

 

5- "duymamış olacaklardı" and this one.

 

6- "kış kendini iyice hissettiriyordu"

 

I can tell this is an expression, but what´s the meaning of it?

 

7 - "neyi varmış?"

 

Is this another way of saying "Ne var" ?

 

8 - "daha geçen kış aldık"

 

Does this mean, the winter before the last one ?

 

9- "düşüncelerimi dile gelirdim

What does that verb mean ?

 

Thanks !

 

 

 

2.       Abla
3647 posts
 25 Nov 2014 Tue 12:37 pm

 

Quoting Moamen

1-

"çevremizi temiz tutmamız gerektiğini tembih eden büyüklerimizi anlamış değildim"

I something our something who promote that  we should keep our environment clean ?

It was not that I did not understand (i.e. I understood) those elders of ours who had warned us to keep our environments clean.

 

2-

"çevrelerine dargın iki insan gibiydiler"

They were like two people who were offended by their surrounding / the people surrounding them ?

 

Yes.

 

3-

"kağıt yığınları yüzünden çocuk dikkatsizliğinden olsa gerek taksinin geldiğini fark edememişti"

It must be because of the paper piles that the kid couldn´t tell that a cab was coming ?

 

Yes. If you could add ´through an oversight´ there somewhere it would still be closer.

 

4- "gelişi güzel kaldırımlara doldurulan hurda kartonlar, az daha bir çocuğun ölümüne sebep olacaktı"

 

What´s the meaning of that one ?

 

The metallic plates which had been stuffed slapdash around the pavements could easily cause another child´s death.

 

5- "duymamış olacaklardı" and this one.

 

They would not have heard a thing.

 

6- "kış kendini iyice hissettiriyordu"

 

I can tell this is an expression, but what´s the meaning of it?

 

The winter made its presence felt.

 

7 - "neyi varmış?"

 

Is this another way of saying "Ne var" ?

 

What was wrong with him/her?

 

8 - "daha geçen kış aldık"

 

Does this mean, the winter before the last one ?

 

We just bought it/some last winter.

 

9- "düşüncelerimi dile getirdim

What does that verb mean ?

 

I put my thoughts into words.

 

 

My Try.

 

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3.       Moamen
29 posts
 25 Nov 2014 Tue 12:54 pm

Perfect ! Many thanks : )

4.       Moamen
29 posts
 25 Nov 2014 Tue 01:03 pm

I just noticed something tho, could you please tell me where in the text the phrase"metalic plates" is mentioned ?  

 

4- "gelişi güzel kaldırımlara doldurulan hurda kartonlar, az daha bir çocuğun ölümüne sebep olacaktı"

5.       Abla
3647 posts
 25 Nov 2014 Tue 01:28 pm

Well I am not sure about it.

 

                hurda ´scrap metal´ but also ´scrap´.

                karton ´board, paper box, pasteboard´

 

So maybe it has actually nothing to do with metal.

 

Hey, a search with Google images gives an idea:

 

https://www.google.fi/search?q=Lilian+Poldre&biw=1024&bih=609&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=LZNzVKmJOMzeao2-gOAH&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#tbm=isch&q=hurda+karton&imgdii=_

 

Looks more like waste cartoon to me. :/ Sorry.

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6.       Moamen
29 posts
 25 Nov 2014 Tue 01:38 pm

Please don´t be sorry.

After reading your translation and reading the line in context, I have come to a conclusion:

The carboard scraps that were carelessly stacked on the pavements, almost caused a kid´s death. 

Feels great to finally get the whole picture !

Thanks again : )

 



Edited (11/25/2014) by Moamen

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