翻译八个汉字,价值八百美元
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Alan Wang  Identity Verified
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Aug 13, 2014

A silly advertising slogan but it’s worth $800 if you get it right.

http://bbs.tianya.cn/post-990-2350-1.shtml

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一、征集内容:
  “遍行天下 心仪广西”的英文翻译。
  二、翻译要求:
  (一)翻译作品应符合英语规范,语句简短,文字精炼,通俗易懂,朗朗上口。
  (二)翻译作品应完整表达“遍行天下 心仪广西”含义,突出表达对广西的“心仪”之意,可直译或意译。
  三、奖励办法:
  对被我委原文采用的英语翻译,给予人民币伍仟元的奖励或相当于人民币5000元的广西旅游配套行程。


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J.H. Wang
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聊献一译 Aug 13, 2014

Alan Wang wrote:

A silly advertising slogan but it’s worth $800 if you get it right.

http://bbs.tianya.cn/post-990-2350-1.shtml

:
一、征集内容:
  “遍行天下 心仪广西”的英文翻译。
  二、翻译要求:
  (一)翻译作品应符合英语规范,语句简短,文字精炼,通俗易懂,朗朗上口。
  (二)翻译作品应完整表达“遍行天下 心仪广西”含义,突出表达对广西的“心仪”之意,可直译或意译。
  三、奖励办法:
  对被我委原文采用的英语翻译,给予人民币伍仟元的奖励或相当于人民币5000元的广西旅游配套行程。



虽然中翻英做得比较少,不过还是聊献一译,权当练习。我的算是直译,欢迎拍砖!


Travel all over the world, but cherish Guang Xi in your heart.



[Edited at 2014-08-13 09:51 GMT]


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Marvin Sun  Identity Verified
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不值一译 Aug 13, 2014

讲个笑话,大学时候,XX大学贴出征稿启事,征集学校社区论坛的名称兼域名,要求符合甲乙丙丁戊己庚辛壬癸等十多项要求,征稿启事中出现“意境相合”、“优雅大气”、“鞭辟入里”等字样,奖品XXXX元人民币兼XXX多个奖品。学校里幼稚的才子们费尽了心思,邮件不知发了几百封,把邮箱都塞满了。

结果学校连邮箱都没打开就确定了域名:www.XXren.com,网站就叫“XX人”。

所谓的征稿,都只不过是走个形式,做给外界看的,表明他们没闲着。


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J.H. Wang
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文化差异与翻译 Aug 13, 2014

“遍行天下 心仪广西” 的意思应该是说,虽然行遍天下,但是感觉还是广西好。如果照实翻译出来,会不会给老外留下自我吹嘘的印象?:-)

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Phil Hand  Identity Verified
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是不是自我吹嘘? Aug 13, 2014

J.H. Wang wrote:

“遍行天下 心仪广西” 的意思应该是说,虽然行遍天下,但是感觉还是广西好。如果照实翻译出来,会不会给老外留下自我吹嘘的印象?:-)

真阿Q。对国人说再空洞、再没有意义的话都没有关系,只怕让外国人看透?

Wherever I am, Guangxi on my mind
Guangxi dreams
The Guangxi connection
My heart's in Guangxi
Yes, but what about Guangxi?
I'm here. I could be in Guangxi
Been there. Done that. Back to Guangxi.

应该说一下,在没有充分背景资料的情况下去翻译推广口号是最愚蠢的事情。错了,最愚蠢的事情是这句话:“可直译或意译”。译的不是意,那是什么?!可译其意,也可译其直。


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Kenneth Woo
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何必妄自菲薄 Aug 13, 2014

J.H. Wang wrote:

“遍行天下 心仪广西” 的意思应该是说,虽然行遍天下,但是感觉还是广西好。如果照实翻译出来,会不会给老外留下自我吹嘘的印象?:-)


我認為這句廣告語挺好的。兩個四字短語,簡潔易誦,雖非別出心裁,但亦非呆板空洞庸俗之屬。俗語云:「情人眼裡出西施」,又云「蘿蔔白菜,各有所愛」。吾獨愛廣西,有何不可?


[Edited at 2014-08-13 16:06 GMT]


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Alan Wang  Identity Verified
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广告词 Aug 14, 2014

广告词翻译不能仅以翻译心态去译,重要的还是广告人的眼光。
比如:Kentucky does chicken right.
肯塔基一词放在背景里以商标代替,就成了:We do chicken right。
所以,Guangxi一词可放在山水背景里。
一旦你把identification去掉,从网上大概就可以找到一大篓现成广告语来用。

Matchless scenic beauty for picturesque memories

Where to find your fond memories....


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Fargoer
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俗进俗出 Aug 14, 2014

East, west, Guangxi is the best!

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nigerose  Identity Verified
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弄斧 Aug 14, 2014

我是半个广西人,为半个家乡贡献一下

“遍行天下 心仪广西”
Guangxi, a place that holds a place in veteran travellers' hearts.

[修改时间: 2014-08-14 07:38 GMT]


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J.H. Wang
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地道、鲜活的广告词! Aug 14, 2014

Phil Hand wrote:

J.H. Wang wrote:

“遍行天下 心仪广西” 的意思应该是说,虽然行遍天下,但是感觉还是广西好。如果照实翻译出来,会不会给老外留下自我吹嘘的印象?:-)

真阿Q。对国人说再空洞、再没有意义的话都没有关系,只怕让外国人看透?

Wherever I am, Guangxi on my mind
Guangxi dreams
The Guangxi connection
My heart's in Guangxi
Yes, but what about Guangxi?
I'm here. I could be in Guangxi
Been there. Done that. Back to Guangxi.

应该说一下,在没有充分背景资料的情况下去翻译推广口号是最愚蠢的事情。错了,最愚蠢的事情是这句话:“可直译或意译”。译的不是意,那是什么?!可译其意,也可译其直。


看来这个口号不能直译,还是创译好!

学习了!


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蠢蠢欲试 Aug 14, 2014

遍行天下 心仪广西

Globetrotting with Guanxi close to my heart


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Sihua Yang  Identity Verified
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Of the places traveled, Guangxi is my favorite Aug 18, 2014

呵呵,水平不够,让各位见笑Of the places traveled, Guangxi is my favorite

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mk8250
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我是评委就给你了! Sep 5, 2014

Fargoer wrote:

East, west, Guangxi is the best!


基本上做到增一分则太肥,减一分则太瘦,用词简洁同时还包含了原文几乎所有有效信息,而且押韵,读起来口感特好!


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No matter how far or how wide I roam, I still call Guangxi home. Sep 6, 2014

遍行天下 心仪广西

借用I Still Call Australia Home歌词:

No matter how far or how wide I roam, I still call Guangxi home.


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