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11th ProZ.com translation contest: "Contemporary society" » English to Hebrew

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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.

...

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.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 14 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 3 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

Competition in this pair is now closed.


Entries (14 total; 3 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #14161 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
194 x403 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.504.00 (2 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
+1
צמאים לדעת
Good term selection
Michal Panner (X)
-2
+1
1
כחוט השני
Good term selection
Debbie Nevo
היה
Flows well
Michal Panner (X)
Entry #14305 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
183 x43 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.003.67 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
+1
להמפל
Good term selection
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
+1
העיצוב הביתי מגלם את ההפך: זהו מאגר של זכרונות. סיפוריהם של הדיירים אמורים להופיע בתמונות שעל האח, בציורים שעל הקיר, בספרים שעל המדפים
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
+1
מאגר של זכרונות
Good term selection
Debbie Nevo
Entry #14122 — Discuss 0
daniela86
daniela86
Israel
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
102 x41 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.003.00 (2 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
"עשה זאת בעצמך"
Good term selection
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
משכן לזיכרונות
Good term selection
Debbie Nevo


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #12547 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.843.00 (3 ratings)2.67 (3 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
כל אחד יכול. אין סיבה שלא. אבל את צריכה המשכיות. רעיון יחיד צריך לחבר בין החדרים
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
שווה לעצור לרגע, כדי להרהר בדחף המוזר הזה. חדר במלון הוא מקום של שכחון. אם היינו מוציאים בו סימן לדייר קודם, הדבר היה מפריע לנו, במיוחד כי רבים מאתנו נוסעים לבתי מלון כדי לעשות דברים שלא נעשה בבית
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
Entry #14204 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.832.33 (3 ratings)3.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
עם זאת, המשימה שלה במרחב הצנוע שלי באזור הפרברים עוסקת ביותר מהבעת אהדה והזדהות
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
המפליזציה
Good term selection
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
חדר המלון הוא מרחב שקשור לשכחה. היינו מוטרדים אילו נשא סימן כלשהו של דייר קודם, במיוחד מאחר שרבים מאיתנו הולכים לבתי מלון על מנת לעשות דברים שלא היינו עושים בבית
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
Entry #14203 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.67 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
האישה שהמציאה את המלון-בוטיק לפני שהוא נשא שם מותג שכזה
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
אנו היינו מוטרדים אם הוא היה נושא סימן כלשהו מן הדייר הקודם, במיוחד מכיוון שרבים מאתנו הולכים למלונות כדי לעשות דברים שלא היינו עושים בבי
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
Entry #14183 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.67 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 5 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
מחצית מבעלי הבתים בעולם המערבי משוועים לו
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
להַמֽפּֽל
Good term selection
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
-1
1
קוטג
Good term selection
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
היינו מוטרדים אילו חשנו שהוא נושא סימנים כלשהם לדייר הקודם, בפרט מכיוון שרבים מאיתנו הולכים לבתי מלון כדי לעשות דברים שלא היינו עושים בבית
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
+1
מאגר של זכרונות
Good term selection
Debbie Nevo
Entry #14270 — Discuss 0
Chaya
Chaya
Israel
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.332.33 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
סגנון אחיד בכולם
Good term selection
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
חלל ללא זכרונות
Good term selection
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
Entry #14138 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.00 (1 rating)2.50 (2 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
כדאי לעצור כאן, ולחשוב על הדחף המשונה הזה.
Flows well
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach
ארכיון
Good term selection
Itzik Greenvald Mivtach