To think ill is sin, but it is always well done

12:57 Apr 1, 2014
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English term or phrase: To think ill is sin, but it is always well done
同样是人力资源问卷中的一句话:To think ill is sin, but it is always well done
Marvin Sun
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4把别人往坏处想是一种罪恶,人们却往往做得很实在。
David Lin
4轻视别人是一种错误,但这种错误却屡见不鲜。
Randy Wong
3恶念为孽, 且总以善为
tanglsus
3害人之心不可有, 防人之心不可无
Xin Yi
3说人坏话不道德,但总是屡试不爽
Shang


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to think ill is sin, but it is always well done
说人坏话不道德,但总是屡试不爽


Explanation:
think ill = think/speak ill of someone

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
to think ill is sin, but it is always well done
轻视别人是一种错误,但这种错误却屡见不鲜。


Explanation:
FYI

Randy Wong
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
to think ill is sin, but it is always well done
害人之心不可有, 防人之心不可无


Explanation:
这个需要上下文语境, 直译肯定不妥. 供参考吧. good luck!

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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
to think ill is sin, but it is always well done
恶念为孽, 且总以善为


Explanation:

供参考

tanglsus
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1 day 6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
to think ill is sin, but it is always well done
把别人往坏处想是一种罪恶,人们却往往做得很实在。


Explanation:
To speak or think ill = to say or think something critical about (someone). From “Oxford Dictionary”

to speak ill = 说...的坏话

to think ill = 把 .... 往坏处想

always = 往往

well done = 实在 e.g. The job (犯罪) is well done.

建议译法为:

把别人往坏处想是一种罪恶,人们却往往做得很实在。




Example sentence(s):
  • He was a handsome man, too handsome to be thought ill of by anyone, his aloof attitude did only add attractions to his charm
David Lin
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