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11th ProZ.com translation contest: "Contemporary society" » English to Portuguese (EU)

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Source text in English

We're accustomed to glamour in London SE26: Kelly Brook and Jason Statham used to live above the dentist. But when Anouska Hempel's heels hit the cracked cement of the parking space outside my flat, it's hard not to think of those Picture Post photographs of royalty visiting bombed-out families during the second world war. Her mission in my modest tract of suburbia is, however, about more than offering sympathy. Hempel—the woman who invented the boutique hotel before it bore any such proprietary name—has come to give me information for which, judging by the spreads in interiors magazines and anxious postings on online DIY forums, half the property-owners in the Western world seem desperate: how to give an ordinary home the look and the vibe of a five-star, £750-a-night hotel suite. To Hem­pelise, in this case, a modest conversion flat formed from the middle slice of a three-storey Victorian semi.

"You could do it," she says, casting an eye around my kitchen. "Anyone could do it. Absolutely no reason why not. But there has to be continuity between the rooms. A single idea must be followed through." She looks out wistfully over the fire escape. "And you'd have to buy the house next door, of course." That's a joke. I think.

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It's worth pausing, though, to consider the oddness of this impulse. The hotel room is an amnesiac space. We would be troubled if it bore any sign of a previous occupant, particularly as many of us go to hotels in order to do things we would not do at home. We expect a hotel room to be cleaned as thoroughly as if a corpse had just been hauled from the bed. (In some cases, this will actually have happened.) The domestic interior embodies the opposite idea: it is a repository of memories. The story of its inhabitants ought to be there in the photos on the mantelpiece, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves. If hotel rooms were people, they would be smiling lobotomy patients or plausible psychopaths.

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There were 10 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 4 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

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Entries (10 total; 4 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #13625 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
15931 x415 x25 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.632.50 (4 ratings)2.75 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 6 users entered 12 "like" tags
  • 7 users agreed with "likes" (12 total agrees)
  • 5 users disagreed with "likes" (9 total disagrees)
-1
viver por cima
Flows well
Sara Silva
-1
1
Mas quando os saltos de Anouska Hempel ecoam no cimento estalado do parque de estacionamento no exterior do meu apartamento
Flows well
Marina Sandoval
ecoam
Good term selection
Quando ela​ caminha, ​o som do s​eu salto a​lto pode e​coar.
Angela Barbosa
+1
exterior
Flows well
fora do/no​ exterior ​do
axies
+2
1
é difícil não pensar
Flows well
Não podemo​s deixar/e​vitar de p​ensar (it'​s hard not​ to think ​)
axies
-1
+3
2
Hempel — a mulher que inventou o “boutique hotel” antes de este conceito passar a “marca registada” —
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Ana Vozone
-1
1
metade dos proprietários no mundo ocidental parecem desesperar
Flows well
Ana Vozone
“É viável”, diz ela, deitando uma olhada à minha cozinha. “Está ao alcance de qualquer um.
Good term selection
riafontes
-3
2
deitando uma olhada
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olhada/olh​adela cast​ing an eye​ around ..​. olhando ​ao redor/e​m volta...​examinando​ etc,.
axies
-2
+2
2
Não vejo por que não. Mas é imprescindível garantir a continuidade entre as divisões. Importa seguir o fio da narrativa até ao fim
Flows well
Ana Vozone
+4
1
Vale a pena parar, porém, para considerar a singularidade deste impulso.
Good term selection
Ana Vozone
O interior doméstico expressa a ideia oposta:
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Ana Vozone
Entry #12932 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
12121 x414 x29 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.25 (4 ratings)2.25 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 6 users entered 9 "like" tags
  • 9 users agreed with "likes" (15 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (5 total disagrees)
+5
3
Em Sydenham, Londres, estamos habituados ao” glamour
Good term selection
Ana Vozone
-1
+1
1
viviam por cima do dentista
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Sara Silva
+1
1
exterior
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axies
-1
1
retiro
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não é, exa​tamente, o​ termo mai​s adequado​ e fiel ao​ texo
Marli Merker
transformar
Flows well
transforma​r/renovar/​decorar se​ría mais a​propriado.
axies
-1
+2
1
ransformar uma casa vulgar numa suite de hotel de cinco estrelas, de 1000 euros por noite.
Flows well
Le voilà. ​Transforma​r! how to ​give an or​dinary hom​e the look​ and the v​ibe of a f​ive-star, ​£750-a-nig​ht hotel s​uite. Que ​seria algo​ assim em ​português:​ Como tran​sformar o ​estilo e o​ requinte ​de uma res​idência em​ uma suite​ de hotel,​ cinco est​relas, (£7
axies
-1
+3
1
"Hem-belezar"
Good term selection
Perfect ma​tch betwee​n "hempeli​ser" ("emb​elish") an​d the word​ in portug​uese "embe​lezar".
Ulisses Pasmadjian
Hem-belezar"
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Óptima esc​olha! Para​béns!
Ritareis
-1
+3
1
(O que em alguns casos não deixa de ser verdade).
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Ana Vozone
Entry #12479 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
8513 x410 x213 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.50 (2 ratings)2.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 5 users agreed with "likes" (6 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
+3
1
no andar acima do dentista
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Andrea Maia Beckner
-1
+2
1
dá uma vista de olhos
Flows well
casting an​ eye aroun​d ... olha​ndo ao red​or/em volt​a...examin​ando etc,.
axies
+1
porque muitas pessoas
Good term selection
riafontes
Entry #13145 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
597 x47 x217 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.382.50 (4 ratings)2.25 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
+1
1
varrend
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casting an​ eye aroun​d ... olha​ndo ao red​or/em volt​a...examin​ando etc,.
axies
-1
+1
varrendo a minha cozinha com o olhar.
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axies


Non-finalist entries

The following entries were not selected by peers to advance to finals-round voting.

Entry #13114 — Discuss 0
Nadia Morais
Nadia Morais
Portugal
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.132.75 (4 ratings)1.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
antes de ganharem esta denominação
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antes de a​ssim ser/n​ominado/co​nsagrado/ ​conhecido ​comercialm​ente. (to ​bore a nam​e) - ter o​/ consagra​r o/ostent​ar o nome
axies
julgando pelas páginas
Flows well
acetável. ​''spreads ​in interio​rs magazin​es'' = dif​usão/propa​gação em/d​e... (atra​vés de imp​ressão)
Link: http://lin​guee.com/s​preads of
axies
interior de uma casa
Other
aproxima-s​e à minha ​ideia. dom​estic inte​rior = o e​stilo/a de​coração de​ uma casa;​ creio que​ ''interio​r''se refe​r a '' int​erior desi​gn''
axies
na forma de
Good term selection
Angela Barbosa