He thinks the world of you!

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He thinks the world of you!

Post by eldin raigmore » Wed 11 Oct 2017, 17:12

The English expression "He thinks the world of you!" is clearly idiomatic.
How does it get said in other languages?
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Re: He thinks the world of you!

Post by Iyionaku » Thu 12 Oct 2017, 09:17

:deu: German

Er hält große Stücke auf dich!
[ʔɛɐ̯ hɛlt ˈgʁoːsə ˈʃtʏkʰə ˈʔaʊ̯f dɪç]
3SG.MASC.NOM hold.3SG large.PL.ACC piece.PL.ACC on 2SG.ACC
He holds large pieces of you!

Also clearly idiomatic. The usage of "halten" together with a person in accusative case and the preposition "auf" is restricted to that very idiom exclusively, as far as I know.
Heaven and Earth, but I feel the color of the cake when you keep the Victoria.
I had a mantra on the moss and I had to go to bed.


Oh, and there is a [ɕ] in my name!
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Re: He thinks the world of you!

Post by Reyzadren » Thu 19 Oct 2017, 00:36

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

raes ijcezepsa ost.
/'res 'idʒtʃəzəpsa 'ɔst/
3SG advanced.respect-V 2SG
He admires you.
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Re: He thinks the world of you!

Post by eldin raigmore » Thu 19 Oct 2017, 10:01

Thanks to both responders so far.
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