Off topic: Fun translation game for the New Year
Thread poster: SDL_Elliott

SDL_Elliott
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:40
Jan 6, 2014

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Hello everyone,

Looking for some fun to cure the back-to-work blues?

Test your translation review skills in our timed game - Beat the Review!

www.translationzone.com/beat-the-review

Hope you enjoy it, it’s very addictive.

Elliott


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Victoria Britten  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 12:40
Member (2012)
French to English
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anagramme Jan 6, 2014

It's fun, but kind of annoying to get stopped in your tracks by making the "wrong" choice between loin, ilon & lion: how are we to know which of "loin" and "lion" (both words in French) is the target?

Another point: not everyone is on the Trados bandwagon. I don't use it and don't know - nor want to - what WorldServer (for example) is. (Nor did the simple addition of "SDL" to Elliot's handle suffice: I was under the impression that ProZ is for ALL translators, and that our "brand" is not part of our site identity.) It would be good to be warned in advance that this game makes those kind of assumptions.


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SDL_Elliott
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:40
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Game feedback Jan 6, 2014

Hi Victoria

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the game. I've noted your feedback for any future releases!

Thank you,
Elliott


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Philip Lees  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 13:40
Member (2008)
Greek to English
In English, too Jan 7, 2014

Victoria Britten wrote:

It's fun, but kind of annoying to get stopped in your tracks by making the "wrong" choice between loin, ilon & lion: how are we to know which of "loin" and "lion" (both words in French)


Both are words in English, too.


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Victoria Britten  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 12:40
Member (2012)
French to English
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They are indeed... Jan 7, 2014

Philip Lees wrote:

Both are words in English, too.


... but the choice was given in French.


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