趣味

07:58 Oct 10, 2016
Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Chinese term or phrase: 趣味
这种油然而生的趣味,令人回味无穷。

Have no idea how to translate it .
Haiyan GONG
China
Local time: 10:08


Summary of answers provided
5 +1interest/sense of interest/enjoyment etc..
William Green
4 +1enjoyment
David Lin
4delight
Frank Wang
4fun
jyuan_us


  

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enjoyment


Explanation:
enjoyment = something that gives you pleasure.

令人愉快的事 = 趣味

e.g. The children seemed to have a lot of enjoyment in reading.

Just a thought. Hope you find it helpful.

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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enjoyment

David Lin
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:08
Native speaker of: Chinese
PRO pts in category: 7

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agree  alexgochenour
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fun


Explanation:
Just use "fun"

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Or “delight”

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This spontaneously arising fun made me (us) much delighted.
This spontaneously arising fun lingered in memory.
This spontaneously arising fun left a rich aftertaste.

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"This spontaneously arising fun" in the above 3 sentences can be rewritten as “This spontaneously arising feeling of fun”

jyuan_us
United States
Local time: 21:08
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
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23 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
interest/sense of interest/enjoyment etc..


Explanation:
I would not give any single translation of 趣味 in isolation from the sentence.

这种油然而生的趣味,令人回味无穷。

I would say something like:

'There's a sort of natural interest here that's unforgettable.'

But it's really hard because the Chinese language is so much more 'decorative' than English when it comes to this stuff.

William Green
Australia
Local time: 13:08
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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delight


Explanation:
It's a subjective perception.

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I would say: A sudden, lingering delight occurs to you.

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Or put it in another:

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A private delight suddenly occurs to me and it's lingering.

Frank Wang
China
Local time: 10:08
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
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