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    Failing to try

    I do not know whether I will succeed (in learning Russian) but I am willing to fail trying than failing to try.
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    Я сказал бы так, хотя это вольный перевод - I'd said that way though it is a lose translation.
    Я не знаю, удастся ли мне выучить русский, но лучше\предпочту попытаться, пусть и потерпев неудачу, чем не пытаться вообще.
    Я так думаю.

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    Re: Failing to try

    Quote Originally Posted by tohca
    I do not know whether I will succeed (in learning Russian) but I am willing to fail trying than failing to try.
    My variant:
    Я не знаю, преуспею ли я в изучении русского, но я готов провалиться, стараясь, нежели провалиться, даже не попробовав!

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    хороший вариант получился
    Я так думаю.

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    Thanks for the different versions in the translations.
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    Re: Failing to try

    Quote Originally Posted by tohca
    I do not know whether I will succeed (in learning Russian) but I am willing to fail trying than failing to try.
    This doesn't make sense in English, by the way. I can't be bothered to explain why it's wrong; it's wrong for so many reasons.

    "but I am willing to fail trying, than failing to try"
    should be
    "but I'd rather fail trying, than fail to try."
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    Re: Failing to try

    "but I am willing to fail trying, than failing to try"
    should be
    "but I'd rather fail trying, than fail to try."[/quote]

    OR: " I am willing to fail by trying, ratherthan failing to try.
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