He thinks the world of you!

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He thinks the world of you!

Post by eldin raigmore » 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 » 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.
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Re: He thinks the world of you!

Post by Reyzadren » 19 Oct 2017 00:36

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

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

Post by eldin raigmore » 19 Oct 2017 10:01

Thanks to both responders so far.

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Re: He thinks the world of you!

Post by Imralu » 10 Jan 2019 20:16

:con: Ngolu / Iliaqu

Eje to gauo ua.
DAT.3S.DEF.ACS then day NOM.2S.ACS
He thinks the world of you.
Literally: To him, you are the day.
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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Re: He thinks the world of you!

Post by gestaltist » 10 Jan 2019 22:36

Īsmay

He thinks the world of you.=He looks at you, hoping for the sun.
3sm see<3sm>\NPST.GNO ALL=2sf OPT=sun
yad zalu nu=dhak na=håt
yad zalu nu'dhak na'håt
/jad zalu nudʱak nahɒt/
[jad ˈzalu nuˈdʱak naˈhɒt]

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