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Annual ProZ.com translation contest: "Celebrations" » English to Romanian

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Source text in English

Who cast that first fateful tomato that started the La Tomatina revolution? The reality is no one knows. Maybe it was an anti-Franco rebellion, or a carnival that got out of hand. According to the most popular version of the story, during the 1945 festival of Los Gigantes (a giant paper mâché puppet parade), locals were looking to stage a brawl to get some attention. They happened upon a vegetable cart nearby and started hurling ripe tomatoes. Innocent onlookers got involved until the scene escalated into a massive melee of flying fruit. The instigators had to repay the tomato vendors, but that didn't stop the recurrence of more tomato fights—and the birth of a new tradition.

Fearful of an unruly escalation, authorities enacted, relaxed, and then reinstated a series of bans in the 1950s. In 1951, locals who defied the law were imprisoned until public outcry called for their release. The most famous effrontery to the tomato bans happened in 1957 when proponents held a mock tomato funeral complete with a coffin and procession. After 1957, the local government decided to roll with the punches, set a few rules in place, and embraced the wacky tradition.

Though the tomatoes take center stage, a week of festivities lead up to the final showdown. It's a celebration of Buñol's patron saints, the Virgin Mary and St. Louis Bertrand, with street parades, music, and fireworks in joyous Spanish fashion. To build up your strength for the impending brawl, an epic paella is served on the eve of the battle, showcasing an iconic Valencian dish of rice, seafood, saffron, and olive oil.

Today, this unfettered festival has some measure of order. Organizers have gone so far as to cultivate a special variety of unpalatable tomatoes just for the annual event. Festivities kick off around 10 a.m. when participants race to grab a ham fixed atop a greasy pole. Onlookers hose the scramblers with water while singing and dancing in the streets. When the church bell strikes noon, trucks packed with tomatoes roll into town, while chants of "To-ma-te, to-ma-te!" reach a crescendo.

Then, with the firing of a water cannon, the main event begins. That's the green light for crushing and launching tomatoes in all-out attacks against fellow participants. Long distance tomato lobbers, point-blank assassins, and medium range hook shots. Whatever your technique, by the time it's over, you will look (and feel) quite different. Nearly an hour later, tomato-soaked bombers are left to play in a sea of squishy street salsa with little left resembling a tomato to be found. A second cannon shot signals the end of the battle.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 14 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 4 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

Competition in this pair is now closed.


Entries (14 total; 4 finalists) Expand all entries

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Entry #20920 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Romania
crocox
crocox
Romania
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
5211 x44 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.553.63 (16 ratings)3.47 (15 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 8 users entered 15 "like" tags
  • 7 users agreed with "likes" (9 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (6 total disagrees)
mucava
Flows well
f inspirat​!
Adde
-1
1
încăierare
Good term selection
Carmen Ciobaca
-1
+1
cu legume și zarzavaturi
Good term selection
andrada mada
s-au pomenit
Flows well
Carmen Ciobaca
-1
+2
1
cu fructe zburând în toate direcțiile
Flows well
andrada mada
După
Flows well
Ana Maria
+3
a îmbrățișat excentrica tradiție
Flows well
andrada mada
patroni
Good term selection
Andreea Gancila
neplăcute la gust
Good term selection
da, neplac​ute la gus​t! Sunt de​ acord si ​suna bine.
Adde
+1
să înhațe
Flows well
Carmen Ciobaca
-1
1
cățărători
Flows well
TRAD Melina
-1
1
Lansatori cu boltă de la mare distanță, asasini de la mică distanță și aruncători din cârlig de la distanță medie.
Flows well
ara-lexis
-1
+1
1
ansatori cu boltă de la mare distanță, asasini de la mică distanță și aruncători din cârlig de la distanță medie.
Flows well
ara-lexis
înmuiați bine în roșii
Good term selection
mariapascu
Entry #15842 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Romania
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
294 x44 x25 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.912.82 (11 ratings)3.00 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 4 users entered 7 "like" tags
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (4 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
papier mâché
Good term selection
in DEX
Andreea Gancila
Deşi în centrul atenţiei sunt roşiile
Flows well
xxxcezara_maria
-2
+2
3
necomestibile
Good term selection
unpalatabl​e = inedib​le
Link: http://htt​p://www.vo​cabulary.c​om/diction​ary/unpala​table
Dan Miclea
+1
pline ochi
Good term selection
Maria Laza
salva
Good term selection
Andreea Gancila
+1
atacuri susţinute
Flows well
Maria Laza
salvă de tun
Flows well
Andreea Gancila
Entry #19513 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Romania
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
1404 x26 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.413.44 (9 ratings)3.38 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 9 users agreed with "likes" (9 total agrees)
  • 3 users disagreed with "likes" (5 total disagrees)
-3
+4
1
memorabilă
Other
o alegere ​mai buna d​ecat "fata​la" si "fa​tidica", t​inand cont​ de faptul​ ca sensul​ lui "fati​dic" in li​mba romana​ nu este i​dentic cu ​cel al lui​ "fateful"​ din engle​za - care ​se refera,​ mai degra​ba, la cev​a care are​ un impact​ deosebit ​asupra vii​torului (s​ensul prim​ar, si car​e cred ca ​este valab​il aici)
Link: http://htt​p://dictio​nary.refer​ence.com/b​rowse/fate​ful
Dan Miclea
-1
+1
1
nebunie de roşii zburătoare.
Flows well
.
Dan Miclea
preparat culinar
Good term selection
Andreea Gancila
-1
+4
1
Aproape o oră mai târziu, atacanţii îmbibaţi în roşii sunt lăsaţi să se distreze într-o mare zemoasă de salsa stradală, în care abia dacă mai poate fi găsit ceva asemănător cu o roşie.
Flows well
.
Dan Miclea
Entry #20167 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
142 x42 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.912.82 (11 ratings)3.00 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
+2
1
predestinată
Other
O alegere ​mult mai p​otrivita d​ecat "fata​l" sau "fa​tidic", ca​re inseamn​a cu totul​ altceva d​ecat "fate​ful" din e​ngleza!
Dan Miclea
Deși bătaia cu roșii este evenimentul principal
Flows well
xxxcezara_maria
salvă
Good term selection
Andreea Gancila


Non-finalist entries

The following entries were not selected by peers to advance to finals-round voting.

Entry #21292 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.762.82 (11 ratings)2.70 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
+2
acea roşie
Other
"prima" ar​ fi fost d​e prisos
k33pwalkin
punctul culminant este precedat
Flows well
xxxcezara_maria
Entry #18217 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.742.67 (12 ratings)2.80 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
în care de abia mai găsești ceva care să arate a roșie
Flows well
Maria Laza
Entry #15742 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.572.44 (9 ratings)2.70 (10 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (4 total agrees)
+4
talmeş-balmeş
Good term selection
Maria Laza
Entry #15992 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Anca Pintea
Anca Pintea
Australia
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.43 (7 ratings)2.57 (7 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
azvârlit
Good term selection
the better​ choice of​ the two v​erbs
k33pwalkin