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Also is there a simple translation of it into English? As far as I can tell it says "those you very adventurous dreams", but this doesn't really make any sense.

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    this totally not fits grammar。 – Abraham Dec 1 at 15:56
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It's a song title for singer JJ and it's better translation for

Those Adventurous Dreams of Yours

because it's written for the writer's girlfreind , and he want to complete the dreams with the girl.


ps. there's no one will say 那些你很冒險的夢 in real life.

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  • 那些 = Those

  • 你很冒險的 = of you being very adventurous

  • 夢 = dreams

[那些][你很冒險的][夢] = [Those] [dreams][of you being very adventurous]

Those dreams are not adventurous, you are!

"你很冒險" means "you are adventurous"

"的" is an adjective suffix that turns the regular sentence "你很冒險" into an adjective phrase (你很冒險的) to modify "夢".

Q: "Dreams?" "What dreams?"

A: "the dreams of you being adventurous"

It is not a common expression, but it is not totally senseless. It can be phrased more clearly though.

For example:

"那些你在中夢很冒險的夢 "(those dreams that you are very adventurous in them)

Edit:

"你那些很冒險的夢" mean the dream is adventurous. Not you. "those adventurous dreams of yours” should be "你那些冒險夢" (those adventure dreams of yours). Adventure here would be a adjectival noun.

Q: "Dreams?" "What dreams?"

A: "The adventure dreams"

  • I totally understand your translation. But why could it not (also) mean “those adventurous dreams of yours”, i.e. 那些 + 你 + omitted 的 + 很冒險的夢? Or should it be 你的那些很冒險的夢 then? Is this translation wrong or is it just a question of how you read it? – Jasper Habicht Nov 30 at 20:16
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    "你那些很冒險的夢" mean the dream is adventurous. Not you. "those adventurous dreams of yours” should be "你那些冒險夢" (those adventure dreams of yours) adventure here would be a adjectival noun – Tang Ho Nov 30 at 21:11
  • What sentence is that: "那些你在中夢很冒險的夢 "? – dan Dec 1 at 0:07
  • I think parsing it as 那些/你/很冒险的梦 is just as reasonable as 那些/你很冒险的/梦, which give slightly different meanings. The main point is that this is not standard expression, so it doesn't have standard interpretation either. – YiFan Dec 1 at 13:43
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I am not a native speaker, but I would say that it is completely fine to say this. Whether such an expression and choice of words are common, I can't judge. But from a grammatical point of view, I would consider it correct.

I would translate this expression as

those (very) adventurous dreams of yours

or as

those (very) adventurous dreams you have/had

So, “你” means “your” in this context, not just “you”.

Another reading could be (thanks to Tang Ho for pointing that out):

those dreams of the adventurous you

or

those dreams of you being adventurous

Here “you” is the person in the dream, not the one who dreams.

Although the meaning is a bit different, I think both readings are possible. And although the second translation may be more literal, I personally would go with the first.

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It is a pop song title and so some expressive artistic licence could be allowed.

It is not the grammar we are hot under the collar about here, but to a native speaker it sounds "fractured, broken, affected", clumsy even, like someone pointed out you don't ordinarily speak like that in real life, just as in English you don't in ordinary conversation say to someone who is "under the weather", OMG, your countenance is a whiter shade of pale.

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