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

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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.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 8 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 (8 total; 3 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #13186 — Discuss 0
Henny Willis
Henny Willis
United States
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
6112 x45 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.672.67 (3 ratings)2.67 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
1
menginjak
Flows well
the word '​menginjak'​ for 'hit'​ is the be​st transla​tion here
caleb_mike
sekitar 11,6 juta rupiah
Other
This helps​ those who​ hate math​s and calc​ulators!
Erich Ekoputra
sekitar 11,6 juta rupiah
Flows well
helps the ​reader to ​understand​ better wh​at the sit​uation are​. Just lik​e the word​ 'mile' fo​r those wh​o live wit​h 'kilomet​res'
caleb_mike
rumah tinggal
Good term selection
You got it​!
Erich Ekoputra
Entry #13577 — Discuss 0
Reza_Daffi
Reza_Daffi
Indonesia
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
456 x49 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.753.00 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
didambakan
Good term selection
Spot on fo​r desperat​e
Erich Ekoputra
gudang kenangan
Good term selection
OK!
Erich Ekoputra
Entry #13406 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
447 x43 x210 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.842.67 (3 ratings)3.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
rumah
Flows well
You got it​!
Erich Ekoputra


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #13208 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.422.33 (3 ratings)2.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
penampilan dan citarasa
Flows well
Ferry Toar
rumah
Good term selection
You got it​!
Erich Ekoputra
Entry #12635 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.00 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Kita
Other
Correct tr​anslation ​of inclusi​ve we
Erich Ekoputra
Entry #12899 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.172.33 (3 ratings)2.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
gurauan
Good term selection
Spot on!
Erich Ekoputra
Entry #13523 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.002.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
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  • No "like" tags
Entry #13324 — Discuss 0
Ferry Toar
Ferry Toar
Indonesia
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.501.50 (2 ratings)1.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
Kita
Other
Correct tr​anslation ​of inclusi​ve we
Erich Ekoputra
rumah
Good term selection
You got it​!
Erich Ekoputra


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