“Put down that phone! Making doe eyes with a screen in-between, if that worked, we would know!” what does this mean?

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dernier

Kwiziq community member

20 August 2018

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“Put down that phone! Making doe eyes with a screen in-between, if that worked, we would know!” what does this mean?

I don’t even understand the English translation. 

This question relates to:
French lesson "Translating the -ing form of verbs with L'Infinitif (not -ant)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

22 August 2018

22/08/18

Hi Dernier,

It means simply you can't conduct a successful loving relationship if you are always staring at your phone ....

Walter

Kwiziq community member

1 December 2018

1/12/18

Hello, Cecile,

YOUR translation is quite clear, but I agree with Dernier that the "doe-eyes at the screen in-between" is a bit obscure.  To me it resembles a Google-translation or perhaps an obscure Imagist poem ... you have to kind of guess at the meaning.

Walter B.

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