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    Quiters never win and winners never quit.

    How do you say "Quitters never win and winners never quit." in Russian?
    Thanks in advance.

    I typed this into my online-translator and this is what came out
    Лодыри никогда не побеждают и победители, никогда оставляемые.
    Hmmm. I think something got lost in the translation.
    Я взял палку и нож, мелки и бумагу и направился к холмам.

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    Yeah something got lost, the sense got lost.

    Победители никогда не сдаются, а те кто сдаются никогда не побеждают

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    Most of the phrases, where word game is involved, are not easy to translate. In this particular case the difficulties can arise because there's no special (single) word in Russian for a quitter, i.e. for a person, who gives up easily. "Лодырь" and "лентяй" don't fit here very well, since they mean just a lasy person.

    So you need to rephrase it a little. Something like that:

    "Тот, кто отступает, никогда не побеждает, а тот, кто побеждает, никогда не отступает".

    "Тот, кто сдается, никогда не побеждает, а тот, кто побеждает, никогда не сдается".

    or anything along these lines (you can replace "отступать" with "бросать начатое", "тот, кто побеждает" with "победитель", etc.). But the sentence I gave above is the closest one to the original I could think of.

    PS. Please, correct my mistakes.

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    Кто не рискует, тот не пьёт шампанское.
    Побеждает только тот, кто не сдаётся.

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    How do you say "Quitters never win and winners never quit." in Russian?
    по-моему так: "Квиттерс невр вин, виннерс невр квит"
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Most _ phrases_ where word games are involved, are not easy to translate. In this particular case the difficulties can arise because there's no special (single) word in Russian for a quitter, i.e. for a person, who gives up easily. "Лодырь" and "лентяй" don't fit here very well , since they mean just a lazy person.

    So you need to rephrase it a little. Something like this (if you had put the examples first then you would be able to say 'that'):

    "Тот, кто отступает, никогда не побеждает, а тот, кто побеждает, никогда не отступает".

    "Тот, кто сдается, никогда не побеждает, а тот, кто побеждает, никогда не сдается".

    or anything along these lines (you can replace "отступать" with "бросать начатое", "тот, кто побеждает" with "победитель", etc.). But the sentence I gave above is the closest one to the original I could think of.

    PS. Please, correct my mistakes.

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    basurero, спасибо. )

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    Re: Quiters never win and winners never quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by shadow1
    I think something got lost in the translation.
    Wow that's really weird, online translators nearly always give perfect translations.
    Ingenting kan stoppa mig
    In Post-Soviet Russia internet porn downloads YOU!

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