In this article, I’d like to share a quote of Jim Rohn, and give you its translation.
Actually, in the meantime I give French lessons, I enjoy develop new business skills by myself. Therefore, Jim Rohn is one of my favorite author.
Jim Rohn motivational quote
Here is the quote:
You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you
The translation in French is:
Vous ne pouvez pas embaucher quelqu’un d’autre pour faire des pompes à votre place
The meaning of this inspiring quote
In this sentence, we prefer to use vous for you. The verb to can is pouvoir in French. The expression “ne … pas” is basic form of negation in French.
Like in english, we create in French some expressions with quelque, some in English:
- someone – quelqu’un
- something – quelque chose
- sometimes – quelques fois
We saw with the personal pronouns lesson that the verb to do is faire, and a push-up is une pompe. As I did some these days, I often use this word.
At the end, the direct translation is “vos pompes pour vous”, but it’s many words you in the same sentence, so I prefer to give you an alternate expression.
In the next articles, I will try to give you other famous french quotes, if you want.
Do you prefer to learn business vocabulary, tourist vocabulary?
Tell me if you like this idea of learning quotes with a comment.
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