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jl2315 Post time: 2012-2-13 13:24
The translation by matt605 (post #12) is by far the best entry in this contest.  My second pick, at  ...

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You know ive noticed the guy who does these cartoons is a really boring person. All he can do is complain about the house and money issue over and over again. I feel bad for anyone he may be related too.
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1. Man: Look! It's a shooting star'
    Woman: Quickly, make a wish!

2. Both: If only the house prices increases, so we can have an own apartment as soon as possible'

3. So sorry! But it's impossible, even for me.

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SPACEMARINE Post time: 2012-2-14 00:45
You know ive noticed the guy who does these cartoons is a really boring person. All he can do is com ...

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1584austin Post time: 2012-2-13 22:44
I give you a clue it starts with 1584 .... .... ....

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This post was edited by jl2315 at 2012-2-13 23:46
expatter Post time: 2012-2-13 10:52

I cannot go with the expression ‘meteor’.
A falling or shooting star is very rarely seen and considered as ‘lucky’.

"Meteor", "falling star" and "shooting star" are actually different names for the same astronomical phenomenon -- a brief streak of light across the night sky.  "Meteor" is the correct technical term, while "falling star" and "shooting star" are more often used colloquaially.   In contrast, 流星 is its only name in Chinese.
A meteor is not a star, and is usually just rock and ice. This only normally only becomes visible with the naked eye when it hits our atmosphere prior to hitting the earth,

That would be a "meteorite", a physical object that, when it enters the earth's atmosphere, gets heated up and burns to appear as a "meteor". 【Correction: should be "meteoroid".  "Meteorite" is the remnant that falls to the ground.】
and can cause terrible damage such as the one which wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

That would more likely be a comet or some other stray object that was much larger than a meteorite.
A star is like our Sun and is luminous, or has its own light and can been seen from earth as a passing body. A falling star disappears below the horizon, and a shooting star transits across the sky.

Despite the "star" in their names, "falling stars" and "shooting stars" have nothing to do with real stars.









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expatter Post time: 2012-2-14 03:23
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