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17:59 May 6, 2010
English to Serbian translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: pay it forward
Definition from Wikipedia:
The expression "pay it forward" is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead.

Example sentence(s):
  • It's part of a pay-it-forward project that started two years and 1,000 umbrellas ago and already is generating interest from around the world.
  • If someone does you a big favour, don't pay it back... Pay It Forward*. Is it possible for one idea to change the world? Let's see... it worked in the film!
  • Philanthropic scholar Robert Payton explained serial reciprocity as, "the principle that says we should repay the good works done for us by the good works we, in turn, do for others" (Payton 1990, 1). Thus, in serial reciprocity, individuals "pay it forward" instead of paying it back.
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5prosledi dalje (uslugu)


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prosledi dalje (uslugu)

Definition from Krstarica:
Izreka 'pay it forward' je postala popularna po istoimenom filmu iz 2001e godine. Ideja je da za svaku uslugu koja ti je ucinjena, treba da ucinis 3 usluge drugima.

Example sentence(s):
  • Sinopsis filma 'Prosledi Dalje': Kada profesor Judžin da učenicima zadatak u kojem bi objasnili kako mogu pomoći ljudima oko sebe, Trevor (Haley Joel Osment) dolazi na ideju da svaka osoba treba da učini nešto čime bi pomogla drugoj osobi, a potom ta osoba treba da pomogne trećoj osobi, ta trojica još po trojici, i na taj način bi se lanac dobrih dela uvećavao. Ova ideja će promeniti živote mnogih ljudi u njegovom okruženju… - Krstarica  

Nazalost, nedovoljan je broj izvora da bi se moglo potvrditi iz raznih oblasti prevod ove izreke, te jedino iz prevoda naslova filma Pay It Forward je to ocigledno. Dodata je rec 'usluga,' ali nije obavezno koristiti je, osim u slucajevima kada 'forward' se moze zbuniti sa 'prosledi dalje' (npr., lancana pisma).
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