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English translation: s.u.

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14:51 May 24, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - History
German term or phrase: Belohnung für Irrfahrt...verblüffend groß & findet wohl kaum ...
Unfortunately the author of this article doesn't make any specific references before or after this sentence as to what this "Belohnung" is but I am assuming she is referring to all that awaits the visitor at this art district in China if they manage to put up with such inconveniences. I have included the sentence preceding it in case that helps...thanks a lot in advance!

"Eins ist schnell gelernt: Die Handynummern auf jeder Einladung oder Visitenkarte sind dafür da, im Taxi die entsprechende ortskundige Person darum zu bitten, den Fahrer auf chinesisch zum Ziel zu manövrieren. Die Belohnung für Stau und Irrfahrt ist in diesem Falle allerdings verblüffend groß und findet wohl kaum eine vergleichbare Entsprechung im Ausland."

My translation:
"One thing you learn very quickly here: The cell phone numbers on every invitation and business card are there for the purpose of asking the appropriate person familiar to the area to guide the driver in Chinese to the desired destination. The reward for putting up with inconveniences such as traffic jams and aimless wandering is however in this case well worth the effort and a comparable equivalent can hardly be found anywhere else in the world."
Julie Draper-Duruz
Local time: 16:20
English translation:s.u.
Explanation:
*Belohnung* refers to the rewarding feeling of having found the right place -- at last! ;-) -- and of having experienced so much on the way ...

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Note added at 6 mins (2005-05-24 14:58:08 GMT)
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Your sentence is fine; needs just a bit of tweaking here aand there:

You learn one thing very quickly here: The cell phone numbers on every invitation or business card serve to ask a person familiar to the area to guide the driver in Chinese to the desired destination. The reward for putting up with such inconveniences as traffic jams and aimless wandering is well worth the effort in this case and there is little other countries can offer that could compare [with this experience].

sth along those lines ... ;-)
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silfilla
Local time: 10:20
Grading comment
Thanks again!! :)
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Belohnung für Irrfahrt...verblüffend groß & findet wohl kaum ...
s.u.


Explanation:
*Belohnung* refers to the rewarding feeling of having found the right place -- at last! ;-) -- and of having experienced so much on the way ...

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Note added at 6 mins (2005-05-24 14:58:08 GMT)
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Your sentence is fine; needs just a bit of tweaking here aand there:

You learn one thing very quickly here: The cell phone numbers on every invitation or business card serve to ask a person familiar to the area to guide the driver in Chinese to the desired destination. The reward for putting up with such inconveniences as traffic jams and aimless wandering is well worth the effort in this case and there is little other countries can offer that could compare [with this experience].

sth along those lines ... ;-)

silfilla
Local time: 10:20
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Grading comment
Thanks again!! :)
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