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一百五十度

English translation: -1.5 diopter

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14:45 Aug 21, 2014
Chinese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Fiction novel
Chinese term or phrase: 一百五十度
The narrator is talking about his vision and the vision of a girl he likes. He is able to just barely make out the different taxis in Beijing, and she has really bad vision causing her to go into the men's toilet instead of the women's.

街头已经没有面的了,多了一种叫富康的一块六一公里的出租,多数也漆成猪血红,从远处驶来,要很好的眼力才能分辨出不是夏利,有屁股的。小红天生大近视,我左眼一百五十度,右眼二百五十度,但是忘戴了眼镜。我还是眯缝着眼睛,放走五六辆富康,分辨出来一辆夏利,小红和我重新挤进夏利车的后座,我坐左边。

later the book says the girl's eyes are 很快眼睛坏了,九百多度了

Ideally I would want this to make sense for a US reader, so using their system.
Michelle Deeter
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:18
English translation:-1.5 diopter
Explanation:
If the US doesn't use this, ask an optician or doctor.
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Lincoln Hui
Hong Kong
Local time: 18:18
Grading comment
I'm not sure about diopter, but the optician said -1.5 was right. Thanks!
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Lincoln Hui


  

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-1.5 diopter


Explanation:
If the US doesn't use this, ask an optician or doctor.

Lincoln Hui
Hong Kong
Local time: 18:18
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Grading comment
I'm not sure about diopter, but the optician said -1.5 was right. Thanks!
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