Translation challenge, September 2016

This month's challenge is about translating to Chinese from your native language. Read more about the challenge, including why translation can be a useful way of improving your writing skill in Chinese, in the linked to blog post!


Recent activities

30 minutes

Got this backwards and went Chinese to English, but it's too late to stop now! Want to translate through a short book on traditional architecture.

Tuesday, Sep 20
Display avatarBen Parker
45 minutes

Translated another three dozen (or so) example phrases and sentences and one dialogue from English back to Korean, and three more dialogues from Korean to English.

Monday, Sep 19
Display avatarAlexander Giddings
40 minutes

Again translating from German to Chinese

Sunday, Sep 18
Display avatarMajiya
60 minutes

I have never done this activity.however i want to try so in that way I can learn and prectice a little more chinese.

Sunday, Sep 18
Display avatarCecilia Elizabeth Pauta Pauta

Cecilia Elizabeth Pauta Pauta joined the challenge!

Sunday, Sep 18
Display avatarCecilia Elizabeth Pauta Pauta
20 minutes

Started to translate a new German fairy tale. I am still having problems with conjunctions and a variety of vocabulary.

Saturday, Sep 17
Display avatarMajiya
30 minutes

Translated another three dozen or so example sentences and one dialogue from Korean to English. Checked my translations against those provided.

Saturday, Sep 17
Display avatarAlexander Giddings
60 minutes

Translated yesterday's example sentences and three dialogues from English back into Korean. Looking at some of the corrections I've made, I can see that ideally these bidirectional translation ...

Friday, Sep 16
Display avatarAlexander Giddings
50 minutes

The translating is getting better from day to day.

Friday, Sep 16
Display avatarMajiya

Alex joined the challenge!

Friday, Sep 16
Display avatarAlex
30 minutes

Did a quick translation of news in easy German. This time I tried not to be as accurate as possible, but to look up words as little as possible. This way I could translate much faster (but not nece...

Thursday, Sep 15
Display avatarMiriam
30 minutes

Translated about three dozen example phrases and sentences from Korean to English.

Thursday, Sep 15
Display avatarAlexander Giddings
30 minutes

I'm translating a text on cinema.

Thursday, Sep 15
Display avatarnaphta
30 minutes

Discussed some finer translation details and verified some usage with Zoe.

Thursday, Sep 15
Display avatarOlle Linge
30 minutes

Translated today's class notes for Political Economy of Armed Conflict: Judicial aspect

Wednesday, Sep 14
Display avatarManuela
40 minutes

Translated dialogues #2–4 from Korean into English, and dialogue #1 from English back into Korean.

Wednesday, Sep 14
Display avatarAlexander Giddings

Paul Fogarty joined the challenge!

Wednesday, Sep 14
Display avatarPaul Fogarty
60 minutes

I translated the first half of the article "How to find out how good your Chinese pronunciation really is"

Wednesday, Sep 14
Display avatarPeter

Elise Hollingsworth joined the challenge!

Wednesday, Sep 14
Display avatarElise Hollingsworth
50 minutes

Translated three short texts from the textbook I'm currently teaching at uni. Only one-way so far.

Tuesday, Sep 13
Display avatarOlle Linge
20 minutes

This month I'll be applying the bidirectional translation method to a set of 40 basic Korean dialogues as an extension of the Grand Listening Cycle – after transcribing and studying each dialogue, ...

Tuesday, Sep 13
Display avatarAlexander Giddings

Alexander Giddings joined the challenge!

Tuesday, Sep 13
Display avatarAlexander Giddings
50 minutes

Translated a speech about Chinese economy originally given by a US ambassador. A bit difficult getting the exact meaning across, sometimes I had to "dumb it down". great practice though.

Tuesday, Sep 13
Display avatar海峰
25 minutes

It's getting easier by each day.

Tuesday, Sep 13
Display avatarMajiya

Matthew Werth joined the challenge!

Monday, Sep 12
Display avatarMatthew Werth

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarAlexander Giddings11.79117%
2.Thumb avatarMajiya5.3376%
3.Thumb avatarPeter5.0100%
4.Thumb avatarBen Parker3.060%
5.Thumb avatarOlle Linge2.3346%
6.Thumb avatarManuela2.2532%
7.Thumb avatarnaphta1.515%
8.Thumb avatar海峰1.516%
9.Thumb avatarMiriam1.0521%
10.Thumb avatarCecilia Elizabeth Pauta Pauta1.050%
11.Thumb avatarSharon0.175%
Linkhttp://www.hackingchinese.c...
Participants27
Hours reported34.92
DurationSeptember 10, 2016 to
September 30, 2016 (21 days)