Translation challenge, December 2018

This challenge is about practising translation, either from your native language to Chinese, or from Chinese to your native language. Please read the linked article for more information and inspiration!


Recent activities

24 minutes

Today, I started a new story to translate. It's one I wrote for my blog at https://mcmoychuk.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/no-coffee-for-you/ about my experiences making coffee for my wife each morning...

Sunday, Dec 16
Display avatarRaymond Moy
60 minutes

Saturday, Dec 15
Display avatarTheresa
75 minutes

Bloody Romance again, just a little more than 3 episodes to go.

Saturday, Dec 15
Display avatarSteven Neubauer
75 minutes

More Bloody Romance.

Saturday, Dec 15
Display avatarSteven Neubauer
60 minutes

Translated from Chinese to English a reading text that was for a lesson. This helped me better understand the details of the story as it made me slow down and the sentences carefully.

Saturday, Dec 15
Display avatarLiz H
24 minutes

English original: For your information, the name of the hotel is the Royal Palace Westwood, a non-chain boutique hotel catering to the budget minded traveler. Chinese translation: 为了您的信息, 酒店的名称是皇宫...

Friday, Dec 14
Display avatarRaymond Moy

Ilona Lozovska joined the challenge!

Friday, Dec 14
Display avatarIlona Lozovska
65 minutes

English original: I know I’m pretty handsome, but just take a look at each of the pictures above all taken with the same smartphone. The one on the left was taken yesterday with the bathroom mirror...

Friday, Dec 14
Display avatarRaymond Moy

Fernanda joined the challenge!

Thursday, Dec 13
Display avatarFernanda
60 minutes

Thursday, Dec 13
Display avatarTheresa
80 minutes

More Bloody Romance on viki.com. Most of the time spent on song lyrics, very difficult to get the right meaning and tone.

Thursday, Dec 13
Display avatarSteven Neubauer
40 minutes

Thursday, Dec 13
Display avatarMajiya
40 minutes

Original English: They were framed with this amazing soft indirect lighting. They made us love going to the bathroom. Reformulated for translation: The bathroom lights over the sink were actually ...

Wednesday, Dec 12
Display avatarRaymond Moy
11 minutes

Tried to translate paragraph about 2020 Winter Olympics. (fail)

Wednesday, Dec 12
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90 minutes

Another hour and a half on viki.com subtitling Bloody Romance.

Wednesday, Dec 12
Display avatarSteven Neubauer
45 minutes

对我来说翻译是真的一个挑战啊。

Wednesday, Dec 12
Display avatarMajiya
60 minutes

Tuesday, Dec 11
Display avatarTheresa
75 minutes

Still subtitling Bloody Romance on viki.com

Tuesday, Dec 11
Display avatarSteven Neubauer
30 minutes

I'm translating from English to Chinese a story I wrote about some hotel bathroom mirrors that take ten years off your face. I started the translation with the last Hacking Challenge, but never fi...

Tuesday, Dec 11
Display avatarRaymond Moy
15 minutes

Translated my water bill and signed up for online payment on the Chinese app.

Tuesday, Dec 11
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Raymond Moy joined the challenge!

Tuesday, Dec 11
Display avatarRaymond Moy

Ida joined the challenge!

Monday, Dec 10
Display avatarIda

Henry Kim joined the challenge!

Monday, Dec 10
Display avatarHenry Kim
60 minutes

I’ve decided to try translating from English into Chinese and because I want to work on mundane, conversational language, I’ve chosen to try to translate letters from a collection of letters from t...

Monday, Dec 10
Display avatarTheresa

Becca D joined the challenge!

Monday, Dec 10
Display avatarBecca D

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarSteven Neubauer23.34116%
2.Thumb avatarRaymond Moy13.46103%
3.Thumb avatarMajiya10.35103%
4.Thumb avatarLiz H6.565%
5.Thumb avatartinawong4.530%
6.Thumb avatarTheresa 4.545%
7.Thumb avatar林鹤栖 0.55%
8.Thumb avatarnflight0.4321%
Linkhttps://www.hackingchinese....
Participants26
Hours reported63.58
DurationDecember 10, 2018 to
December 31, 2018 (22 days)