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

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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.

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 #14335 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
306 x42 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry4.004.00 (1 rating)4.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
+1
لندن کے علاقہ ایس ای 26 کی دلفریبی کےہم خوگر ہیں:
Flows well
SaimaK
اس معاملہ میں ایک معتدل قسم کی تین منزلہ وکٹورین طرز تعمیر کی نیم پیوست عمارت کے درمیانی حصّہ میں موجود فلیٹ کو ہیمپل کے خیال کی طرزمیں بدلنا ہے۔
Good term selection
good term ​selection ​flows well​ and refle​cts the id​ea
sarfee007
+1
اگرچہ ہیجان کی اس ندرت کو زیر غور لانے کیلئے تأمل مفید ہے۔
Good term selection
Lenguamundo
Entry #14254 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
265 x41 x24 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.003.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
+2
1
ں خوشنمائی کے عادی ہیں
Flows well
SaimaK
تو یہ مشکل ہے کہ دوسری عالمی جنگ کے دوران شاہی خاندان کے افراد کے بم زدہ خاندانوں سے ملاقاتوں کی پکچر پوسٹ تصاویر کا خیال نہ آئ
Flows well
sarfee007
Entry #13213 — Discuss 0
Saghir Ahmed
Saghir Ahmed
Pakistan
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
232 x47 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry5.005.00 (1 rating)5.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
و اس پر دوسری عالمی جنگ میں بم کا شکار ہو جانے والے خاندانوں کا دورہ کرتے شاہی افراد کی تصاویر کے بارے میں نہ سوچنا انتہائی مشکل کام تھا
Flows well
sarfee007
+1
ں کے باہم منسلک اندرونی صفحات اور آن لائن ایسے خود کریں
Flows well
SaimaK
-1
ے،" وہ کہتی ہے، میرے باورچی خانے میں ارد گرد نگاہ دوڑاتے ہوئے۔ "کوئی بھی ایسا کر سکتا تھا"۔ قطعی طور پر کوئی وجہ نہیں کہ کیوں نہیں۔ لیکن کمروں کے م
Flows well
SaimaK
س اضطراب کے انوکھے پن پر غور کرنا ایک قابل توقف بات ہے
Good term selection
flows well
sarfee007


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #14230 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #13945 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
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Entry #14273 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.503.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
ہاں کمروں میں یکسانیت کا ہونا ضروری ہے۔ ایک ہی خاکے کی پیروی کی جائے۔‘‘ دھواں نکالنے والی چمنی سے باہر اس نے بڑی محرومی سے نظر ڈالی۔ بولی ’
Flows well
SaimaK
Entry #14339 — Discuss 0
mtahirghauri
mtahirghauri
Pakistan
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.00 (1 rating)3.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #14218 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.002.00 (1 rating)2.00 (1 rating)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags


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