Author: echo_wee

"天上人家"怎么翻译 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-9-17 16:55:10 |Display all floors
I agree with ZZZlll
family in Paradise.
Family-in-Heaven makes me think of death.
But echo-wee,take it easy,you kown ,everyone will make mistakes.

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Post time 2007-9-18 16:43:01 |Display all floors
I think you could use "hearth and home" here for “人家”, which i overheard yesterday from a show called Action English.

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Post time 2007-9-18 17:07:40 |Display all floors
sorry

if by “人家” you mean the whole city you live in

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Post time 2007-9-18 19:47:30 |Display all floors
Paradise Palace
个人认为:“人家”是不是酒家娱乐之类的消费场所啊
如果是指一个地方的话,同意home in fairyland/paradise
如果指地方的人的话,认为:people in paradise或者Living in Paradise:)

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Post time 2007-9-19 01:52:32 |Display all floors
How about "Heavenly Home", if you're trying to do a promotion for real estate.

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Post time 2007-9-19 11:29:17 |Display all floors

Reply #12 tianqin's post

I do not think heaven or heavenly are appropriate here, since it could imply death.

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Post time 2007-9-19 21:49:05 |Display all floors

Hi Chen, see definition below:

heav·en·ly (hĕv'ən-lē) pronunciation
adj.

   1. Sublime; delightful; enchanting.
   2. Of or relating to the firmament; celestial: the sun, the moon, and other heavenly bodies.
   3. Of or relating to the abode of God; divine.

Nowhere in the word's definition implies death.  The term such as Heavenly Father is the holly God Father, I would think of the divine God, not relating to death.  

But of course each place has it's own culture norm, so the understanding of the word would be different.  As mentioned by chick, home in paradise is also a good choice.  Though Paradise carries the same meaning as Heaven, it seems more acceptable to Chinese.

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