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This one hasgot me ?

Mon dieu. Qu'est-ce que j'ai donc fait au ciel pour être tenue pour la dernière des dernières ?

At a straw clutching guess .....
My god what have I done to make the sky fall in on me
or
My god what have I done to treat me like the last of the last ....
But im beat
Any Ideas ?

Many thanks
Dirty Tom =^..^=
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Re: This one hasgot me ?

Ciel also = heaven.

Try 'the lowest of the low'

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Andrew 44

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Re: This one hasgot me ?

So maybe ..... my god what have I done to make the heavens see me as the lowest of the low ?
Dirty Tom =^..^=
Where ever I lay my paw thats my home

I support SPA Carcassonne ...go get a dog today
http://spacarcassonne.e-monsite.com/
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Re: This one hasgot me ?

It's another of those things which does not translate well directly, imho.  I would say something along the lines of "What sin can I possibly have committed.. (more literally, what have I done to heaven? but you'd never say that in English) to get me stuck permanently at the back of the queue? (lit. at the back of the back, but you wouldn't say that in English either.)  But there may be a more obvious coloquial meaning which I have missed and which Clair et al will no doubt know!
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Re: This one hasgot me ?

Or even '.... My God, what have I done to heaven/the gods, that I should be seen as the lowest of the low ?'. Or maybe '...considered/taken for...' the lowest of the low.

I don't know 'seen' or 'considered' by whom, as I don't have the context. By his/her friends ? the world ?

Your choice.

HTH

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Re: This one hasgot me ?

Many thanks all .... what we have said fits in
Dirty Tom =^..^=
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I support SPA Carcassonne ...go get a dog today
http://spacarcassonne.e-monsite.com/
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Re: This one hasgot me ?

Maybe it was all that stuff you had in your bag at the airport!   Geeked [geek]

 


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Re: This one hasgot me ?

It was the snail door stop wasnt it ????
Dirty Tom =^..^=
Where ever I lay my paw thats my home

I support SPA Carcassonne ...go get a dog today
http://spacarcassonne.e-monsite.com/
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