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mjstone45

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"AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« on: August 03, 2010, 03:09:09 PM »
I am needing to know how to say the phrase "AFFECT NOT EFFECT" in Russian.

I have found a couple of different translations so I just needed to be sure that the phrase was correct and the translations weren't just word for word.  Here are the ones I got:

Влияют не ЭФФЕКТ
ЗАТРОНЬТЕ НЕ, ПРОИЗВОДЯТ
ЗАТРОНЬТЕ НЕ ЭФФЕКТ

I received the first one a few times, the second one once, and the third twice, so like I said, I just need to be sure, and would be curious to know if there are different meaning to each translation.

THANKS!!!

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Re: "AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 11:29:34 AM »
Hello,

I can tell you that neither of the Russian translations you posted here are right.

Can you please let us know what do you mean in English by this phrase: affect not effect?

mjstone45

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Re: "AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 12:40:34 PM »
I was wanting it to essentially say:  You cause things to happen (affect), not to let other things determine how you are (effect)

Thanks a lot for your help, it is much appreciated

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Re: "AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010, 12:13:15 PM »
Did that help any as far as what I was meaning by the phrase?

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Re: "AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 04:11:14 PM »
Is there anyone who can help me with this? My nephew is graduating this Thursday and I am needing this translation for a gift in am getting him.

Thank you so much in advance

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Re: "AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 08:32:11 PM »
I would say the best Russian translation of the phrase Affect not effect is Воздействуй, не выполняя. Word for word translation from Russian to English would be: Affect without effecting (or without doing things yourself). Is that helpful?

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Re: "AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 07:49:25 AM »
That isnt quite what I was looking for in meaning.  The only problem with the translation is the part "without effecting (or without doing things yourself)".

The phrase came from his father, who said that to him a lot because he wanted him to make something of himself (and it was a play on words).  His father was wanting him to know that it isnt what happens to you that makes you who you are; it is how you react and how you do something to change your situation.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate your help on this


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Re: "AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 02:03:26 PM »
I understand what you mean by all the above.

The best option I can suggest is: Воздействуй, не поддаваясь. Literal translation would be Affect, without giving up.

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Re: "AFFECT NOT EFFECT"
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010, 10:38:31 AM »
Thank you very much for this.  That is a lot more of what I am looking for.  I know it is really hard, if not impossible, to get a play on words like this to translate and keep its exact meaning.  I really appreciate it

 

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