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Translation Contest Series No. 4   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-2-13 13:24:47 |Display all floors
The translation by matt605 (post #12) is by far the best entry in this contest.  My second pick, at quite some distance behind, is the entry by DSseeing (post #3), which contains some incorrect expressions (but fewer than in most other entries), and lines 2 and 3 are way too wordy for cartoon captions.

Again, I agree with most of seneca's comments, with just one dissenting opinion:  "shooting star" and "falling star" are more or less synonymous in the "wish upon a ......" context, and "meteor" should be acceptable, too, although it is used less frequently.

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Post time 2012-2-13 14:15:49 |Display all floors
Man: Look, a shooting star!
Woman: Hurry, make a wish!
Man and Woman: May the housing prices go down so that we can have our own house as early as possible!
Shooting star: Sorry, your wish is too hard to realize.(Sorry, the prices are too high for me to bring them down.)

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Post time 2012-2-13 14:20:06 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-2-13 13:55
Hi Ji,

for the first rank I have also selected the two posters Matt and DSeeing, but in addition to ...

You're such a responsible judge. thanks for your comments on my translation.
Life is what you make of it

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Post time 2012-2-13 15:10:46 |Display all floors
Man: Look, a shooting star!
Woman: C'mon, let's make a wish!
Both: We wish there is a drop of house prices and soon enough we could have our own house.
star: Sorry but it's far from being realized.

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Post time 2012-2-13 16:13:47 |Display all floors
Thanks to the judges' excellent comments.{:soso_e163:}

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Post time 2012-2-13 17:03:33 |Display all floors
Man: Look my dear, a shooting star!
Woman: Quick make a wish!
Man and Woman: Please let us win this week's "Translation Competition" ..........
Shooting star: Oh no! Do you know who the judges are? Ask me for something easier  ........   




I will have a look at the entries later as I have been out planting Yuan seeds today .....   


What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left  -   Oscar Levant

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Post time 2012-2-13 21:27:45 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2012-2-13 17:03
Man: Look my dear, a shooting star!
Woman: Quick make a wish!
Man and Woman: Please let us win this  ...

Plant some Pound seeds for me please

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