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Translation Contest Series No. 5   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-2-16 16:54:01 |Display all floors
woman:i can't marry you only if you can buy a house with three rooms one hall.
man: My three months' salary can only afford one square meter and add the fitment and furniture after that, would you want me marry you when i am old at sisty or seventy years old?

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Post time 2012-2-16 18:17:17 |Display all floors
woman: I will marry you if you have an apartment with at least three bedrooms and one living room.
man: my three months of salary can afford one square meter...
man: and after buying the apartment, there comes the decoration and home appliance...
man: honey, do you want me to marry you at the age of 60 or 70?

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Post time 2012-2-17 16:16:15 |Display all floors
Man: Dear,Can you marry me?
Woman:When you will get three rooms and one hall,I will marry you.
Man:The salary in my three months' working just can buy a room of one square meter.Let me think,when I have my own house,plus decoration and home appliance.......   Oh,Dear,do you want to let me marry you when I am 60 or 70.
Woman:

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Post time 2012-2-17 19:39:09 |Display all floors
Woman: When you have bought a three-room set house, I wl marry u.
Man: With my three months salary I can only buy one square metre of house.
Man: Till I buy a house, renovate it  and get home appliances….
Man: Dear you want me to marry you when I turn 60 or 70.

Translation is an art. If we convey it literally, the essence of the meaning goes away. More important is the fact to know the cultural context. If one is aware of what is happening in China, the sense is much clear. Chinese is a very complex language. Every character has such deep meaning, that to simply put in another language is no way easy, especially English does not have such a large scope. Chinese is Chinese, either you understand the way it is or you never understand.

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Post time 2012-2-17 19:40:54 |Display all floors
kangjing24 Post time: 2012-2-17 19:39
Woman: When you have bought a three-room set house, I wl marry u.
Man: With my three months salary I ...

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Post time 2012-2-17 23:31:35 |Display all floors
voice_cd Post time: 2012-2-16 13:57
We have many newcomers here, welcome, .

iamanewcomerfor 2012!!!
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2012-2-18 05:05:00 |Display all floors
This post was edited by jl2315 at 2012-2-17 16:06
kangjing24 Post time: 2012-2-17 06:39
Chinese is a very complex language. Every character has such deep meaning, that to simply put in another language is no way easy
That is true not just of Chinese, but of most languages.
especially English does not have such a large scope.
Not true.

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