KudoZ home » English to Chinese » Other

netsurfer

Chinese translation: 网上冲浪者

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
03:57 Apr 12, 2001
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: netsurfer
Breakfasts offered to netsurfers.
Lindsay Li
Local time: 09:33
Chinese translation:网上冲浪者
Explanation:
This is exactly what the Chinese are saying for the word Net Surfer.
Selected response from:

asiatsp
Local time: 09:33
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
na +2网上冲浪者
asiatsp
na +1Wang3 Mi2 网迷Echo Chan
na呼呼蹈憨笴Raymond Chu
na网 友 或 者 网 客Protrans


  

Answers


4 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
网上冲浪者


Explanation:
This is exactly what the Chinese are saying for the word Net Surfer.

asiatsp
Local time: 09:33
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
brightex

agree  Chinoise
476 days

agree  #41698 (LSF): sounds right
559 days
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

5 hrs
网 友 或 者 网 客


Explanation:
"wang3" means the Net or nets in general

"you3" means friends, acquaintances

"ke4" means guests, visitors

Since "surf" is THE verb associated with the Internet, it might not be a good idea to translate literally "surfer" in this context.

My two cents.


Protrans

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
brightex
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

3 days 1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
Wang3 Mi2 网迷


Explanation:
I agree with Protrans that we should not use the driect translation of surfer.

Further explanation of my suggestion is as follow:

Wang3 = Net
Mi2 = Fan; enthusiast.


    A Comprehensive Chinese English Dictionary
Echo Chan
Hong Kong
Local time: 09:33
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
brightex

agree  Chinoise
473 days
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

24 days
呼呼蹈憨笴


Explanation:
I agree that the word should not be literally translated. It reminds me of the word "barhopper" which I first read some 30 years ago in Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun also Rises" in which the characters in the book drank every night at different bars, hopping from one to the other without any particular purposes in mind. A netsurfer may be someone hopping or surfing from one site to the other on the internet without any specific site in mind.

Depending on its context, the word may also connotes unauthorized use of web sites, like the term "shoulder surfer" which means someone who steals another person's computer password or telephone credit card number by looking over the person's shoulder while he is operating a computer in an internet bar or dialing a number on a public phone. In my article on translation of new American legal terms, published in Chinese Translators Journal, the term is translated into 璉敖縮.


    Chinese Translators Journal, 2000/4, July 2000, page 50.
    Microsoft "Computer Dictionary" 4th Edition 1999.
Raymond Chu
Taiwan
Local time: 09:33
PRO pts in pair: 107
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search