Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Handy Translations for Life

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Handy Translations for Life

Article excerpt

I was in a dark mood today and decided to share it with you. No need to thank me.

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I learned a lot = It was painful and unpleasant.

Fussy = Screams nonstop.

Mistakes were made = I really screwed up.

Mild discomfort = Pain.

Discomfort = Excruciating pain.

Just one little thing = The only thing you need to remember.

Active child or animal = Destroys everything in its path.

Spirited person = Rude and unmanageable.

Some/a few people complained = Almost everyone complained.

Everyone seems satisfied = Everyone's afraid to say he or she is unhappy.

Slight = Significant.

Six- to 10-week recovery = Six to 10 weeks bedridden; two-year recovery.

Natural remedy = Doesn't work well.

Natural makeup or sunscreen = Doesn't work well and wears off quickly.

Natural food = Lots of sugar.

Six weeks of construction or renovation = Six months of construction or renovation. …

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