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

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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.

There were 12 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase.

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Entry #19519 — Variant: Not specified
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oproer
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Hierdie vrygemaakte fees het deesdae ’n sekere mate van orde.
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wanneer deelnemers wedywer om ’n ham te gryp wat bo-op ’n gladde paal vasgemaak is.
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Entry #21406 — Variant: Not specified
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Dit is ’n feit dat niemand regtig weet
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This is th​e best way​ to deal w​ith the "n​obody real​ly knows" ​interjecti​on in the ​source tex​t.
en so is 'n nuwe tradisie gebore
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spesiale variëteit
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Entry #20030 — Variant: Not specified
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Bang vir 'n toename in oproerigheid
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verbannings
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vetterige
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Byna 'n uur later, speel tamatie-bedekte bomwerpers in 'n see van papsafte straat-salsa met niks wat meer soos 'n tamatie lyk nie.
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Entry #16924 — Variant: Not specified
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voorbokke
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word ’n enorme paella,
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langafstand-tamatiegooiers, vlakby-aanvallers en mediumafstand-draaigooiers
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Byna ’n uur later plas tamatiedeurdrenkte stryders in ’n see van papgedrukte straatsalsa rond, waar niks wat soos ’n tamatie lyk meer te vinde is nie
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Entry #18746 — Variant: Not specified
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Hul het ryp tamaties van ‘n groentekarretjie in die omtrek gegryp en begin tamaties tooi!
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maar dit het nie die herhaling van meer tamatie-gevegte gekeer nie – en die geboorte van ‘n nuwe tradisie!
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Na 1957 het die plaaslike regering besluit om die tradisie te verdra, ‘n paar reëls in plek gestel en die gekke tradisie laat voortgaan.
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eg vreugdevolle Spaanse tradisie
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Sowat ‘n uur later, word die tamatie-deurweekte “bomwerpers” toegelaat om te speel in ‘n see van glibberige straat-salsa met baie min wat herinner aan die eens ryp tamaties!
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Entry #21073 — Variant: Not specified
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Wie was die drommel wat met die gooi van daardie eerste noodlottige tamatie die La Tomatina-rewolusie aan die gang gesit het?
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’n Fransie faksie
Other
Interestin​g term sel​ection
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reuse-marionette
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onhebbelike proprosies
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publieke pleidooi
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omhels
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kollig
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op uitbundige trant tipies van die Spanjaarde
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pronkdis
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tamatiekultivars
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Langafstand tamatie-lughoue, tromp-op moker-om-te-vermorsel-houe of medium-trefafstand haakhoue
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Entry #19022 — Variant: Not specified
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optog van reuse papiermâchépoppe
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balhorigheid
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kamstige
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Na 1957 het die plaaslike owerheid besluit om die stryd gewonne te gee, ʼn paar reëls neergelê en met die verspotte tradisie vir lief geneem.
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Alhoewel die tamaties steeds die kollig steel,
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klouteraars
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Klompe tamatieprojektiele streep deur die lug, ander word tromp-op op die vyand afgevuur en nog ʼn spul word sommer per hand op die naaste opponent geplant.
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het daar kwalik enigiets oorgebly wat lyk asof dit eens op ʼn tyd ʼn tamatie was
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Entry #16331 — Variant: Not specified
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Wie het daardie eerste, beslissende, tamatie gegooi wat
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papierdeegmarionette
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opswepers
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astrantheid
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Na 1957 het die regering besluit om maar saam met die meerderheid te vloei, ‘n paar reëls in plek te stel, en die verspotte tradisie te aanvaar.
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verheerliking
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gewilde
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ongebonde
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klouteraars
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Langafstand lughoue, tromp-op moordhoue, en middelmatige haakhoue
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papsawwe straatsalsa
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Entry #17854 — Variant: Not specified
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Wie gooi
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Interestin​g use of t​he present​ tense her​e. Not su​re if it w​orks, thou​gh.
Entry #18767 — Variant: Not specified
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groente-waentjie
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oneetbare
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Entry #15484 — Variant: Not specified
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relletjie
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Entry #20806 — Variant: Not specified
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beslissende
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Ná 1957 het die plaaslike regering besluit om hul seile na die wind te hang;
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stoeiers
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begin die eintlike affêre
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met min oorblyfsels wat soos tamatie se kind lyk
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