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把慰安妇翻译成comfort woman是不是有侮辱性? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-3-19 13:51:39 |Display all floors
Here are some figures:

Results 1 - 100 of about 817,000 for "comfort women". (0.30 seconds
Results 1 - 100 of about 115,000 for "comfort woman" [definition
Results 1 - 100 of about 1,130,000 for "sex slave". (0.20 seconds)
Results 1 - 100 of about 1,090,000 for "sex slaves". (0.28 seconds

Not to to be offensive, but I think more words need to be given to "sex slave"
eg: japanese army sex slaves

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Post time 2007-3-19 13:55:00 |Display all floors
Originally posted by hly2008 at 2007-3-19 13:51
Here are some figures:

Results 1 - 100 of about 817,000 for "comfort women". (0.30 seconds
Results 1 - 100 of about 115,000 for "comfort woman" [definition
Results 1 - 100  ...


是需要加词,但japanese army sex slave 会让人误会这些受害者是日本人

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Post time 2007-3-19 14:11:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by workout at 2007-3-19 13:55


是需要加词,但japanese army sex slave 会让人误会这些受害者是日本人

I don't think so
(japanese army) (sex slave)

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Post time 2007-3-19 14:55:09 |Display all floors
From NewYork Times:
DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Japanese Prime Min Shinzo Abe's denial of military's coercing foreign women into sexual servitude during World War II has drawn official protests from China, Taiwan, South Korea and Philippines, some of countries from which sex slaves were taken;

So I think sex slave is ok
If I make some mistakes, I do appreciate someone who can correct me.PMP

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Post time 2007-3-19 15:03:26 |Display all floors
From NewYork Times:
DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Japanese Prime Min Shinzo Abe's denial of military's coercing foreign women into sexual servitude during World War II has drawn official protests from China, Taiwan, South Korea and Philippines, some of countries from which sex slaves were taken;

Like I said, more words(context) have to be given. "sex slave" is a genric term.  There may be many sex slaves in the world nowadays. But you don't call them "慰安妇".


Again, I'm trying to be as inoffensive as possiible, considering it's a hot potato.

[ Last edited by hly2008 at 2007-3-19 03:04 PM ]

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Post time 2007-3-19 15:08:46 |Display all floors

translation itself is never a hot potato:)

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