Translation challenge, May 2019

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

56 minutes

The botanical artist, that’s who. And they will also cite genus, species, variety and cultivar. These people are the most detail oriented renderers on earth. 植物画专家人就会知道了!他们也会引证植物的属,种类,品种,栽培品种。这些艺术家...

Friday, May 31
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Friday, May 31
Display avatarTheresa
28 minutes

I'm now going over some of my previous translations with a Chinese teacher and it's been enlightening. Her English is excellent so she can understand what I'm trying to say. It turns out the Ch...

Thursday, May 30
Display avatarRaymond Moy
37 minutes

Drawing plants should be easy. Who knows what a plant really looks like, anyway? It’s not like drawing my brother, Stu, where close family and friends can say, “Yep, that’s Stu!” 画植物应该是容易的。谁真地知道植物像...

Wednesday, May 29
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30 minutes

Wednesday, May 29
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48 minutes

Started translating a new blog episode "The Cult of Botanical Artists" "植物画家文化"。I just finished a beginner’s class in botanical drawing at my local high school’s continuing ed program. 我在本地的高中刚刚完了...

Tuesday, May 28
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

I decided to make a note of all the ‘movement’ sentences in a Chinese novel I’m reading and that has helped me figure some of the translation sentences using things like 落过去 so that’s given me a b...

Tuesday, May 28
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30 minutes

Monday, May 27
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43 minutes

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. 我在路口转角必须停等红灯。他走往我来停在我旁...

Monday, May 27
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30 minutes

Sunday, May 26
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27 minutes

I give him wide berth, but as I pass by, he stands up slowly and with an unsteady step begins to follow behind me. 我走过他的时候我离他让很多空间。可是他慢慢地起站开始不稳地跟随我。

Sunday, May 26
Display avatarRaymond Moy
35 minutes

Started a new blog translation: 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 the sidewalk. ...

Saturday, May 25
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120 minutes

Friday, May 24
Display avatarOlle Linge
60 minutes

Homework: I’ve given your letter to Mr. Wang. 我把你的封信给了王先生。We will reach Lesson 40 by the end of this term. 我们这个学期节底会达第四十学课。I’ve taken that cup of tea to Mr. Wang’s classroom. 我把那杯茶带去王老师的教室。 Blog: ...

Friday, May 24
Display avatarRaymond Moy
47 minutes

Homework: I didn’t get to eat the Chinese food that my younger sister had cooked. 我没机会吃我妹妹做过的中饭. I read your letter, but I couldn’t understand it. 我看过你的封信可是不懂了。 My blog story: To which the gentl...

Thursday, May 23
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61 minutes

Homework: This morning Mr Wang didn’t explain the grammar very clearly. 今天早上汪老师没有解释语法得不清楚。Yesterday, I went to the bookshop and got a hold of the book that you recommended. 我昨天去书店买你对我举荐的书。I have ti...

Wednesday, May 22
Display avatarRaymond Moy
25 minutes

Something different today, doing teacher assigned translation: You have written that character incorrectly. There is a stroke missing here! 中文:你写了那个汉字不对。在这儿差一个笔画。

Tuesday, May 21
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Grappling with lots of place/action phrases like something ‘bouncing across a roof’. 蹦蹦跳跳地通过了? Falling past the window above my computer screen 落过电脑屏幕上的窗户? Will have to check!

Monday, May 20
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26 minutes

English: The elderly man briefly glances at the solicitor as they walk on by. 中文:老年夫妇在走过桌子前面时候,男士向志愿者瞟了一眼。

Monday, May 20
Display avatarRaymond Moy
140 minutes

Translating How to play adventure text games with a Chinese teacher

Sunday, May 19
Display avatarOlle Linge
30 minutes

English: The man says to everyone passing by, “Show your love for the homeless.” Any amount of money will be accepted. 中文: 男子对路过的每一个人说, 请帮助无家可归的人。向无家可归的人表达你的爱。任何数额的钱都可以。

Sunday, May 19
Display avatarRaymond Moy
42 minutes

English: On the table is a large glass jar. The glass jar contains dollar bills and lots of change. There is a sign that reads, “Help Feed the Homeless.” Chinese: 桌子上有一只很大的玻璃罐子。罐子里有很多的钞票和零钱还有一张手写...

Saturday, May 18
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Saturday, May 18
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Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarRaymond Moy14.5897%
2.Thumb avatarOlle Linge4.3343%
3.Thumb avatarTheresa 4.040%
4.Thumb avatarTerry_Turner1.010%
5.Thumb avatarFredNie0.676%
6.Thumb avatarStevie0.55%
Linkhttps://www.hackingchinese....
Participants28
Hours reported25.08
DurationMay 10, 2019 to
May 31, 2019 (22 days)