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2014 annual ProZ.com translation contest: "Celebrations" » English to Czech

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Source text in English

Who cast that first fateful tomato that started the La Tomatina revolution? The reality is no one knows. Maybe it was an anti-Franco rebellion, or a carnival that got out of hand. According to the most popular version of the story, during the 1945 festival of Los Gigantes (a giant paper mâché puppet parade), locals were looking to stage a brawl to get some attention. They happened upon a vegetable cart nearby and started hurling ripe tomatoes. Innocent onlookers got involved until the scene escalated into a massive melee of flying fruit. The instigators had to repay the tomato vendors, but that didn't stop the recurrence of more tomato fights—and the birth of a new tradition.

Fearful of an unruly escalation, authorities enacted, relaxed, and then reinstated a series of bans in the 1950s. In 1951, locals who defied the law were imprisoned until public outcry called for their release. The most famous effrontery to the tomato bans happened in 1957 when proponents held a mock tomato funeral complete with a coffin and procession. After 1957, the local government decided to roll with the punches, set a few rules in place, and embraced the wacky tradition.

Though the tomatoes take center stage, a week of festivities lead up to the final showdown. It's a celebration of Buñol's patron saints, the Virgin Mary and St. Louis Bertrand, with street parades, music, and fireworks in joyous Spanish fashion. To build up your strength for the impending brawl, an epic paella is served on the eve of the battle, showcasing an iconic Valencian dish of rice, seafood, saffron, and olive oil.

Today, this unfettered festival has some measure of order. Organizers have gone so far as to cultivate a special variety of unpalatable tomatoes just for the annual event. Festivities kick off around 10 a.m. when participants race to grab a ham fixed atop a greasy pole. Onlookers hose the scramblers with water while singing and dancing in the streets. When the church bell strikes noon, trucks packed with tomatoes roll into town, while chants of "To-ma-te, to-ma-te!" reach a crescendo.

Then, with the firing of a water cannon, the main event begins. That's the green light for crushing and launching tomatoes in all-out attacks against fellow participants. Long distance tomato lobbers, point-blank assassins, and medium range hook shots. Whatever your technique, by the time it's over, you will look (and feel) quite different. Nearly an hour later, tomato-soaked bombers are left to play in a sea of squishy street salsa with little left resembling a tomato to be found. A second cannon shot signals the end of the battle.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 16 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 5 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 (16 total; 5 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #20564 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Jana Zajicova
Jana Zajicova
Czech Republic
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
296 x41 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry4.134.25 (12 ratings)4.00 (12 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 5 users entered 25 "like" tags
  • 7 users agreed with "likes" (26 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (3 total disagrees)
+2
Čí ruka asi vymrštila
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
vymrštila
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
za tím
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+2
přerostlo přes hlavu karnevalové veselí?
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+3
metat
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
-1
+1
1
nic netušící okolostojící
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+3
létala rajská jablka ze všech úhlů
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
+1
ze všech úhlů
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
ze všech úhlů
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
Strůjci taškařice museli zelinářům nahradit škody, ale dalším rajčatovým bitvám a zrodu nové tradice to nezabránilo.
Flows well
Hezká česk​á věta.
Katarzyna Slowikova
+2
recesistický
Good term selection
mock, jako​ mockery
Václav Pinkava
+1
marný boj vzdala
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
a vzala si potrhlý obyčej za svůj.
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
+1
vzala si potrhlý obyčej za svůj
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
závěrečnému klání předcházejí
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
souboji nikomu nedošly síly
Flows well
Marek Buchtel
+2
věhlasný valencijský pokrm
Good term selection
Marek Buchtel
rozpustilý
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
na samé špici
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+1
posílají elegantním obloukem do dálky, dalším slouží jako nebezpečná zbraň pro boj zblízka,
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
nebezpečná zbraň pro boj zblízka,
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
+1
váš vzhled (i pocity) po potyčce notně změní
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+4
rajčatometčíci
Flows well
Václav Pinkava
Entry #18691 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
213 x43 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.573.50 (10 ratings)3.63 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 10 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
rebelii
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
vymkl kontrole
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
proces
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Zdeněk Huml
natrefili
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Renata Mlikovska
Strůjci eskapády
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Renata Mlikovska
recidivě
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
řadu zákazů, které poté zmírnily a pak zase obnovily
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
-1
1
parodovaný pohřeb
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
+2
které je Španělsku vlastní
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
-1
1
kečupové břečky
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
Entry #20977 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Ing. Petr Bajer
Ing. Petr Bajer
Czech Republic
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
161 x45 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.844.00 (6 ratings)3.67 (6 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 7 "like" tags
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (5 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
-1
+1
1
rozhodla vyslyšet hlas lidu
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
-1
+1
1
a vzala tuto bláznivou tradici na milost
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
+2
vzala tuto bláznivou tradici na milost.
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
závěrečnému zúčtování
Good term selection
Jana Zajicova
nespoutaný festival přece jen určitý řád
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+1
dokonce pěstují speciální odrůdu
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
dovádět
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
Entry #16399 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Ondřej Píša
Ondřej Píša
Czech Republic
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
152 x42 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.413.56 (9 ratings)3.25 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 6 users entered 15 "like" tags
  • 5 users agreed with "likes" (8 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (4 total disagrees)
kašírovaných
Good term selection
Václav Pinkava
. Náhodou se jim však pod ruce připletl
Good term selection
Marek Buchtel
Nic netušící diváci se neváhali zapojit
Flows well
Hezké a ná​padité.
Katarzyna Slowikova
-1
+1
1
zeleninovou přestřelku
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
-1
1
Jenže bitvy se i nadále opakovaly a vznikla nová tradice.
Flows well
Marek Buchtel
-1
+2
1
jaksepatří
Good term selection
Jana Zajicova
umoudřila
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+2
a s potrhlou tradicí se smířila
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
s potrhlou tradicí se smířila.
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
v bujarém španělském stylu
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
dokonce vypěstovali
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+2
bitva vás rozhodně změní uvnitř i navenek
Flows well
Jana Zajicova
uvnitř i navenek
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
vybláznit v moři čvachtavé pouliční salsy
Good term selection
Hlavně "vy​bláznit" a​ "čvachtav​á pouliční​ salsa" se​ mi líbí.
Katarzyna Slowikova
-1
+1
1
ve které najít celistvé rajče je jako hledat jehlu v kupce sena
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
Entry #21562 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
112 x41 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.563.56 (9 ratings)3.56 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 10 "like" tags
  • 3 users agreed with "likes" (4 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
mrštil
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
vymkl kontrole
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
-1
1
zaváděly, rušily a opět zaváděly řadu zákazů
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
ustoupit
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+1
a přijala ztřeštěnou tradici za svou.
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
+1
přijala ztřeštěnou tradici za svou.
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
-1
+2
1
cestu ke konečnému zúčtování dláždí
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
pojetí
Good term selection
Jana Zajicova
věhlasný pokrm
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
Jen stěží lze najít cokoli
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #21086 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.133.25 (8 ratings)3.00 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 5 "like" tags
  • 3 users agreed with "likes" (4 total agrees)
+1
parodovaný pohřeb
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
dokonce pro tuto každoroční událost vypěstovali
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
přijíždějí do města za stupňujícího se pokřiku „To-ma-te, to-ma-te!“ nákladní vozy plně naložené rajčaty
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+1
Hod vysoký a daleký, přesné míření, smečování.
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
Entry #21803 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.112.89 (9 ratings)3.33 (9 ratings)
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  • 4 users entered 9 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
+1
To se nejspíš nikdy nedozvíme
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
průvodu
Flows well
Zdeněk Huml
dalším rajčatovým šarvátkám.
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
rajčatovým šarvátkám.
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
a potrhlou tradici akceptovala.
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
potrhlou tradici
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
-1
1
Na ty, kdo po kůlu šplhají,
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+1
a zároveň se v ulicích zpívá a tančí
Flows well
To se mi l​íbí. Nedov​edu si pře​dstavit, ž​e stříkají​ na lezce ​a při tom ​tančí a zp​ívají, jak​ zde uvádě​jí někteří​...
Renata Mlikovska
lebedit v moři měkoučké pouliční salsy
Flows well
Ondřej Píša
Entry #16441 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Pavel Slama
Pavel Slama
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.103.10 (10 ratings)3.10 (10 ratings)
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  • 5 users entered 14 "like" tags
  • 4 users agreed with "likes" (8 total agrees)
+1
Natrefili při tom
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+1
po sobě metat zralými rajčaty
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
+1
že odpor je zbytečný
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
+2
odpor je zbytečný
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+1
přestřelka je až vyvrcholením celého týdne
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
na posilněnou
Good term selection
Ondřej Píša
něco na způsob rizota s plody moře, šafránem a olivovým olejem
Flows well
Marek Buchtel
má svůj řád už i tenhle odvázaný festival
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
Došlo to tak daleko
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
vyškrábat se
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
a v ulicích už se zpívá a tančí.
Flows well
Marek Buchtel
a v líté bitce všech proti všem jimi bombardovat ostatní účastníky
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
+1
vás promění navenek i uvnitř
Flows well
Jana Zajicova
Entry #19856 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.072.75 (8 ratings)3.38 (8 ratings)
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  • 2 users entered 9 "like" tags
Do potyčky se zapletli i
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
rozhodla uznat porážku
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
tuto potrhlou tradici přijala.
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
potrhlou tradici přijala.
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
v bujarém španělském stylu
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
dokonce vypěstovali
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
dokonce
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
To je zelená pro bojovníky
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
zelená pro bojovníky
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
Entry #17521 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Dana Musialová
Dana Musialová
Czech Republic
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.893.00 (9 ratings)2.78 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 4 users entered 8 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
a nová tradice byla na světě.
Flows well
Marek Buchtel
se nese v duchu všeobecné veselice
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
famózní paellu
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
famózní paellu,
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
+1
svérázný festival
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
namydlené
Good term selection
nad origin​ál přesně ​" ... a so​ap-covered​ pole"
Link: http://www​.latomatin​atours.com​/
Václav Pinkava
do všech stran a po všech zúčastněných
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
Hod rajčetem obloukem do dálky, útok z bezprostřední blízkosti nebo palba ze střední vzdálenosti
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
Entry #21367 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.762.63 (8 ratings)2.88 (8 ratings)
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  • 3 users entered 6 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
Vtáhli do toho i nic netušící diváky
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
obrovskou palbou létajících plodů
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
avšak bouřlivé protesty veřejnosti si vyžádaly jejich propuštění.
Flows well
Marek Buchtel
a bláznivou tradici přijala.
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
bláznivou tradici přijala.
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
nespoutaný festival probíhá v určitých mezích.
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
Entry #20647 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.562.44 (9 ratings)2.67 (9 ratings)
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  • 5 users entered 14 "like" tags
  • 3 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
zvrhl
Good term selection
Petr Mundev
průvodu
Flows well
Zdeněk Huml
+1
velkou zeleninovou melou
Good term selection
Renata Mlikovska
Strůjci
Flows well
Petr Mundev
ani to nezabránilo
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
ale na nátlak veřejnosti byli propuštěni.
Flows well
Marek Buchtel
kterými tuto bláznivou tradici přijala za svou
Good term selection
pebaro (X)
tuto bláznivou tradici přijala za svou
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
bujarém
Flows well
Petr Mundev
pranici
Flows well
Petr Mundev
+1
jedinečné paelly
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
tradičního valencijského jídla z rýže, mořských plodů, šafránu a olivového oleje
Flows well
Marek Buchtel
+1
nespoutaná slavnost
Flows well
Renata Mlikovska
zabijácky
Flows well
Petr Mundev