Writing challenge, May 2018

Write as much Chinese as you can before the end of the month! More details and suggestions for what (and how) to read can be found in the attached article.


Recent activities

12 minutes

Although these two sentences are longer than the last one, they were very action oriented and were more straightforward to translate. Original English: She grabs me by the arm, pointing at the mir...

Thursday, May 31
Display avatarRaymond Moy
48 minutes

I spent a lot of time on a very short sentence. English original: I run in expecting the worst. Translation: 我跑进浴室。我在预期将发现一个恐惧的事。

Wednesday, May 30
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68 minutes

This sentence was tough, and I'm not sure I got it right. I need to work at it more. English original: Mae and I had just arrived into our hotel room in Los Angeles a month ago and I begin unpackin...

Tuesday, May 29
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25 minutes

Tuesday, May 29
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57 minutes

Original English: I have to stop at Broadway for a light, and brace myself as he comes up and stops right beside me, and drops the trash he had picked up into the waste receptacle next to me. Trans...

Monday, May 28
Display avatarRaymond Moy
40 minutes

Received 2 corrections to my writing on italki Notebooks. They were different from each other. Spent time checking them out and recording vocabulary. This kind of feedback from native speakers is...

Monday, May 28
Display avatarLiz H
50 minutes

Original English: I give him wide berth, but as I pass by, he stands up slowly and with an unsteady step begins to follow behind me. Translation: 当我路过时, 我试着给那个男人一个宽阔的泊位, 但他缓缓站起来,开始走在我身后。

Sunday, May 27
Display avatarRaymond Moy
90 minutes

Wrote a new piece about my daily exercise routine and posted it on italki for feedback. Some sentences I could write fluently, others I'm not sure about and look forward to some help from italki c...

Sunday, May 27
Display avatarLiz H
40 minutes

I'm starting a new story. English original: I’m walking on 58th Street on my way to work near Columbus Circle, and I see ahead of me a disheveled homeless man bent down picking something up off th...

Saturday, May 26
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Studied more characters with Hanzi Craft, because it's fun and I was too busy today to write a story.

Friday, May 25
Display avatarLiz H
40 minutes

Finally finished the last sentence: Obviously, it was dropped there by a teacher from one of the many school groups touring that day. 很明显, 很明显,它属于一个学校旅游团体的一名老师。

Thursday, May 24
Display avatarRaymond Moy
80 minutes

Having a hard time doing a translation for: Obviously, it was dropped there by a teacher from one of the many school groups touring that day. This is what I've got so far, but I know it's not righ...

Thursday, May 24
Display avatarRaymond Moy
120 minutes

Thursday, May 24
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2 minutes

Thursday, May 24
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30 minutes

Studied characters using Hanzi Craft. Really helped to remember how to write characters and also choose correct one when typing.

Thursday, May 24
Display avatarLiz H
120 minutes

Wednesday, May 23
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45 minutes

Later on that day, while visiting the Lincoln Memorial, I saw this single lonely sock on the memorial steps and said, 这是老师的袜子. Translation: 那天晚些时候参观林肯纪念馆时, 我看见一只孤独的袜子躺在台阶上. 我向弟弟的家人指出了, 并说 “这是老师的袜子.”

Tuesday, May 22
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20 minutes

Received 2 corrections to my composition on italki notebooks. So read them and corrected mine. Some very useful vocabulary suggestions.

Tuesday, May 22
Display avatarLiz H
29 minutes

I'm getting more efficient at this and translated one more sentence: When my brother’s family heard me read this sentence, they all began to tease me asking me when I would ever use that sentence. ...

Monday, May 21
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9 minutes

Monday, May 21
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60 minutes

Finished my composition and posted it on italki Notebooks for feedback. It was a summary of the main ideas from a Chairman's Bao article and I added my own thoughts about the topic. Wrote a correc...

Monday, May 21
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Olle Linge joined the challenge!

Sunday, May 20
Display avatarOlle Linge

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarRaymond Moy8.9389%
2.Thumb avatarLiz H7.6776%
3.Thumb avatartinawong4.8548%
4.Thumb avatarLi Qiaoer2.1721%
5.Thumb avatarSquidgery1.7817%
6.Thumb avatarJeremy0.333%
7.Thumb avatarPeter0.080%
Linkhttp://www.hackingchinese.c...
Participants21
Hours reported25.81
DurationMay 15, 2018 to
May 31, 2018 (17 days)