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If you engage in espionage work for a foreign power, you are selling your country down the river.

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If you engage in espionage for a foreign power, you are choosing to betray your country.

edited by Swift, 2010-12-01 19:48

If you engage in espionage for a foreign power, you are selling your country down the river.

edited by Swift, 2010-12-01 21:12

#1861555

linked by Amastan, 2012-09-23 17:53

#1861557

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#1861641

linked by Amastan, 2012-09-23 18:09

#1861642

linked by Amastan, 2012-09-23 18:09

Sentence #21872

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If you engage in espionage for a foreign power, you are selling your country down the river.

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Ma yella txedmeḍ d amaɣlay i kra n tmurt tabeṛṛanit, aql-ik la tessegriribeḍ tamurt-nnek.
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Ma yella txedmeḍ d tamaɣlayt i kra n tmurt tabeṛṛanit, aql-ikem la tessegriribeḍ tamurt-nnem.
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Ma yella txedmeḍ d amaɣlay i kra n tmurt tabeṛṛanit, aql-ik la tetthudduḍ tamurt-nnek.
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Ma yella txedmeḍ d tamaɣlayt i kra n tmurt tabeṛṛanit, aql-ikem la tetthudduḍ tamurt-nnem.
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外国勢力に加担するスパイ活動にたずさわるならば、あなたは祖国を裏切ることになる。

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Swift 2010-12-01 19:52 link permalink

@TC: I couldn't see where the "down the river" part came from, so I removed it and added in "choosing to" from "ことになる". Also, it doesn't really make sense that spying now is selling out down the line since the sell-out is immediate. It would be nice to get a proficient user to verify the accuracy of the link.

blay_paul 2010-12-01 21:07 link permalink

> I couldn't see where the "down the river" part came from

Do you mean that you don't know the idiom "sell down the river"?
http://idioms.thefreedictionary...down+the+river

> "choosing to" from "ことになる"

I'm dubious as to whether that is a good match.

Swift 2010-12-01 21:13 link permalink

No, I didn't mean that, but only because I didn't know it. ;-)

OK, I changed it back to "sell sth down the river". Thanks!