Got problems in reading

@inter4 (316)
Nanjing, China
May 14, 2017 11:24am CST
I have encountered some difficult phrases in reading the book Dune, and then I searched the dictionary and googled it but it did little help ,I still can not figure out their meanings. Oh, I don't know what else can I do to solve these problems . Can you help me? Here is one of them. you entered this with full knowledge of the delicate edge you walked
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@MALUSE (33717)
• Denmark
14 May
You've forgotten to mention the problem.
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@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
14 May
yeah , I have noticed it, I tried to upload the picture but failed. "you entered this with full knowledge of the delicate edge you walked" this is the phrase from the book.
@MALUSE (33717)
• Denmark
15 May
@inter4 I'd say that this means that the person has begun something knowing from the start that it would be difficult or dangerous. The word 'edge' indicates that he or she could fall this way or that way, i.e., succeed or fail. I think you should learn to read in a different way. It's not necessary to understand every single word and to be able to translate it into your native language. I know what I'm talking about. English isn't my native language, either, and I taught it a secondary grammar schools for 40 years. Just read on. You'll get the general idea and by and by your vocabulary will grow without you noticing it.
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@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
15 May
@MALUSE You mean I just need to understand the general meaning of the sentence and it's not necessary to know the meaning of each word. Am right?
@else34 (13639)
• New Delhi, India
18 May
@inter4 'Dune' means a hill of sand on a beach or in a desert.About the sentence you have mentioned in your post, I would like to say I understand it's meaning,but can't explain it in English.English is a foreign language for me.I read the sentence and understood clearly what the writer wants to say,but don't know how to explain it in English.....So sorry.
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@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
18 May
It doesn't matter. As I'm not a native English speaker either and I have the same problem as you in colloquial English. you'll make English phrases smoothly oneday , best wishes to you.
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@else34 (13639)
• New Delhi, India
18 May
@inter4 I often read books in English.When I read a sentence, my mind automatically translates it in my mother tongue HindI.
@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
18 May
@else34 So do I .
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@zarlamain (24110)
• United States
14 May
What do you need help with?
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@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
14 May
you entered this with full knowledge of the delicate edge you walked
@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
14 May
that's one of the phrases I encountered. I tried to upload the picture but it didn't work.
@sjvg1976 (15685)
• Delhi, India
15 May
That means you yourself are responsible for your loss.
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@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
15 May
a comprehensible explanation,thank you very much.
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@shebish (797)
• Egypt
14 May
Waiting to see if I can help.
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@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
14 May
"you entered this with full knowledge of the delicate edge you walked "
@GardenGerty (92274)
• Marion, Kansas
14 May
If you post the phrases I know that there are people who will try to help you. When you make your post be sure to explain, as you have here, and put any of the phrases in quotes, like this "this is your phrase" so that it is plain you are not plagiarizing from the book.
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@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
14 May
"you entered this with full knowledge of the delicate edge you walked " do I posted right?
• United States
14 May
Sure what do you need?
@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
14 May
"you entered this with full knowledge of the delicate edge you walked " this is the example
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• United States
14 May
@inter4 Means you and only you can take blame for choice you make. Yes it is very good words. Also the verb describing the edge is delicate, means a very fine line. Anymore help to explain just ask thanks.
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@inter4 (316)
• Nanjing, China
15 May
@TiarasOceanView thank you , now I can understand it. As to other problems , I will organize them and post them all at once. you are so kind.
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