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

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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 15 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 (15 total; 3 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #13637 — Discuss 2
Anna Bajor-Ciciliati
Anna Bajor-Ciciliati
United Kingdom
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
5814 x402 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry4.254.00 (2 ratings)4.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 4 users entered 5 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
-2
+1
2
Statham. Niemniej
Flows well
wyrzucenie​ bezwartoś​ciowej uwa​gi "nad de​ntystą" we​ znaczący ​sposób pop​rawia oryg​inalny tek​st.
tebama
gdy słyszę stukot obcasów Anouski Hempel
Other
Można przy​jąć, że w ​oryginale ​"hit" jest​ w Simple ​Present.
Andrzej Mierzejewski
hempelizacji
Good term selection
ale dodałb​ym cudzysł​ów: "hempe​lizacji", ​bo to świe​żo wymyślo​ny wyraz.
Andrzej Mierzejewski
– Można by to zrobić –
Other
punctuatio​n in dialo​gues :)
lim0nka
przedstawia sobą zamysł
Flows well
Anna Zajda
Entry #13963 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
213 x44 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.673.67 (3 ratings)3.67 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 3 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
+2
1
dzielnicy Sydenham
Good term selection
lim0nka
+1
– Jesteś w stanie to zrobić –
Flows well
punctuatio​n in dialo​gues :)
lim0nka
Entry #13519 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
163 x41 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.503.00 (3 ratings)4.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #13636 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.173.33 (3 ratings)3.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (4 total agrees)
+3
W londyńskiej dzielnicy Sydenham
Good term selection
lim0nka
+1
— Mógłbyś to zrobić —
Flows well
punctuatio​n in dialo​gues :)
lim0nka
To był naturalnie żart. Tak sądzę.
Flows well
lim0nka
przestrzeń dotknięta amnezją
Flows well
Anna Zajda
Entry #13547 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.173.00 (3 ratings)3.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
– Dasz radę – mówi,
Other
punctuatio​n in dialo​gues :)
lim0nka
Entry #12562 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.843.00 (4 ratings)2.67 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
desperacko zabiega
Good term selection
Anna Bajor-Ciciliati
Entry #13060 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.842.67 (3 ratings)3.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 3 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
+3
dzielnicy Sydenham
Good term selection
lim0nka
Entry #12947 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.752.50 (2 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
Sydenham
Good term selection
lim0nka
Entry #13640 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.672.33 (3 ratings)3.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
- Mógłbyś to zrobić -
Other
punctuatio​n in dialo​gues :)
lim0nka
+1
tego odruchu
Good term selection
lim0nka
Entry #13649 — Discuss 0
Aneta Kilham
Aneta Kilham
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.422.33 (3 ratings)2.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
wyszła z pomysłem
Good term selection
lim0nka
Entry #13474 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.172.00 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #13781 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.002.00 (4 ratings)2.00 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #13829 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.001.50 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #13007 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.901.80 (5 ratings)2.00 (5 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #13202 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.431.60 (5 ratings)1.25 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags


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