鸟语新闻

English translation: Please see explanation below

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Chinese term or phrase:鸟语新闻
English translation:Please see explanation below
Entered by: Wilman

19:14 Apr 4, 2010
Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Journalism
Chinese term or phrase: 鸟语新闻
我打开电视机,不停换台,CNN,FOX,BBC,从平洋岛屿的海啸到印度尼西亚的地震,都是鸟语新闻,换来换去,就有些紧张了。
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Wilman
United States
Local time: 06:57
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Explanation:
‘鸟语’ 指令人费解的话, 莫名其妙的话 = gibberish, and a similar English expression is 'Greek to me'.

I think he is talking about the news programs were all in foreign languages and therefore they were impossible for him to understand.

A few suggestions:
...and the news programs were all in foreign languages which sounded gibberish to me...
...and the (foreign) news programs all sounded gibberish to me...
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Dr JM Chen, PhD
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:57
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Explanation:
‘鸟语’ 指令人费解的话, 莫名其妙的话 = gibberish, and a similar English expression is 'Greek to me'.

I think he is talking about the news programs were all in foreign languages and therefore they were impossible for him to understand.

A few suggestions:
...and the news programs were all in foreign languages which sounded gibberish to me...
...and the (foreign) news programs all sounded gibberish to me...

Example sentence(s):
  • Greek to me 听起来像鸟语
  • Gibberish 令人费解的话, 莫名其妙的话, 胡扯

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_to_me
    Reference: http://www.iciba.com/Gibberish/
Dr JM Chen, PhD
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:57
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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