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

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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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Entry #13484 — Discuss 0
Milena Čkripeska
Milena Čkripeska
Macedonia (FYROM)
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
317 x41 x21 x1
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 6 "like" tags
Лондон Сиднам (поштенски број SE26)
Good term selection
Maja_K
Пикчр Пост (Picture Post)
Good term selection
Maja_K
законски заштитено име
Good term selection
Maja_K
Хотелската соба е место што пати од амнезија.
Flows well
Maja_K
Очекуваме хотелската соба да биде исчистена толку темелно небаре од креветот е тукушто извлечено безживотно тело.
Flows well
Maja_K
Внатрешниот ентериер е олицетворение на спротивната замисла:
Flows well
Maja_K
Entry #12730 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
153 x41 x21 x1
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 10 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (5 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (6 total disagrees)
-1
1
Но кога затропаа потпетиците
Flows well
Danco
-1
+1
„Пикчр Пост“
Good term selection
Maja_K
-1
внатрешно уредување
Good term selection
Danco
-1
1
„хемпелизира“
Good term selection
Danco
-1
+1
1
фрлајќи поглед
Good term selection
Maja_K
непрекинатост
Good term selection
Danco
-1
+1
1
Низ просторот мора да се следи една идеја.
Flows well
Maja_K
Сепак, вреди да се подзастане, да се размисли колку е чуден овој импулс.
Flows well
Danco
+1
оддава
Flows well
Maja_K
+1
Внатрешното уредување во домот е отелотворение на спротивното:
Flows well
Maja_K
Entry #13097 — Discuss 0
Nikola Gizharovski
Nikola Gizharovski
Macedonia (FYROM)
Voting points1st2nd3rd
301 x21 x1
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
заѕвечкаа по цементот
Good term selection
Milena Čkripeska
“.
Flows well
Milena Čkripeska
Приказната на станарите, која се чита
Flows well
Milena Čkripeska
Entry #13762 — Discuss 0
petrovich tanja
petrovich tanja
Macedonia (FYROM)
Voting points1st2nd3rd
201 x20
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 4 "like" tags
судејќи
Good term selection
Milena Čkripeska
вознемирувачките коментари
Good term selection
Milena Čkripeska
поседувачите на имот
Good term selection
Milena Čkripeska
со цел да прават работи кои не би ги правеле дома.
Flows well
Milena Čkripeska
Entry #12964 — Discuss 0
vasil pop-andonov
vasil pop-andonov
Macedonia (FYROM)
Voting points1st2nd3rd
0000
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
за еднодневен престој
Good term selection
Milena Čkripeska
преобразба
Good term selection
Milena Čkripeska
Таа мора да се шегува,си помислив
Flows well
Milena Čkripeska


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