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

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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 12 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 4 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 (12 total; 4 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #19355 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
287 x400
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.874.00 (11 ratings)3.73 (11 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 5 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (5 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
+1
1
ใครกันที่ริเริ่มประเพณี “ลา โตมาตินา” หรือเทศกาลปามะเขือเทศนี้ขึ้น?
Flows well
kamolvarat (X)
+1
วามจริงก็คือไม่มีผู้ใดรู้ บางทีมันอาจเริ่มมาจากกลุ่มกบฏต่อต้านจอมพลฟรันซิสโก ฟรังโก หรือเป็นผลพวงของการเล่นจนเลยเถิดในงานคาร์นิวัลสักงานหนึ่ง
Flows well
kamolvarat (X)
+1
ชาวเมืองวางแผนก่อวิวาทเพื่อดึงดูดความสนใจ บังเอิญว่ามีรถเข็นผลไม้อยู่ใกล้ๆ เลยคว้ามะเขือเทศสุกปาใส่กัน
Flows well
kamolvarat (X)
+1
คนดูที่ไม่รู้อิโหน่อิเหน่ก็ร่วมวงปามะเขือเทศด้วยจนกลายเป็นศึกปามะเขือเทศลอยไปมาแสนชุลมุน
Flows well
kamolvarat (X)
+1
ถึงแม้ว่ามะเขือเทศจะเป็นตัวชูโรงของงาน แต่ก็มีงานเทศกาลครื้นเครงอื่นๆ มากมาย ซึ่งจัดขึ้นตลอดอาทิตย์ ก่อนจะปิดท้ายด้วยศึกมะเขือเทศ
Flows well
kamolvarat (X)
Entry #17269 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
162 x44 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.323.18 (11 ratings)3.45 (11 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
1
ใครคือผู้ปามะเขือเทศชะตาขาดลูกแรก อันเป็นจุดเริ่มต้นของสงครามปามะเขือเทศ ลา โตมาตินา (La Tomatina) ความจริงคือไม่มีผู้ใดทราบ
Other
Accurate a​nd reads w​ell
auragun
+1
ศึกขว้างปาผลไม้ที่ชุลมุนวุ่นวาย
Flows well
Sukhuma Moonmake-Sheehan
+1
ความใจกล้าบ้าบิ่นที่จะท้าทายคำสั่งห้ามทำศึกมะเขือเทศที่โด่งดังมากที่สุดเกิดขึ้นในปี 1957
Flows well
nathamonthong
+1
แม้ว่ามะเขือเทศจะเป็นตัวชูโรง
Flows well
Sukhuma Moonmake-Sheehan
Entry #19849 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Nuttamon
Nuttamon
Thailand
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
142 x42 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.873.00 (11 ratings)2.73 (11 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 6 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (7 total agrees)
+1
ผู้ชมที่ไม่รู้อิโหน่อิเหน่ต่างเข้าร่วมวงจนเกิดบานปลายกลายเป็นมหกรรมผลไม้บิน
Flows well
Paw Wongsuwan
+2
เต็มยศ
Flows well
kamolvarat (X)
+1
ดารานำ
Good term selection
Paw Wongsuwan
+1
ในคืนก่อนการเข้าสู่สมรภูมิ
Flows well
Paw Wongsuwan
+1
โดยที่ผู้เข้าร่วมจะต้องแข่งกันปีนขึ้นไปดึงหมูรมควันลงจากยอดเสาที่ชโลมไปด้วยน้ำมัน
Flows well
Paw Wongsuwan
+1
ไม่ว่าจะเป็นลูกโยนระยะไกล การยิงแสกหน้า หรือว่าลูกยิงวิถีโค้ง
Flows well
Paw Wongsuwan
Entry #17857 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
2002 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.912.91 (11 ratings)2.91 (11 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
ผู้จัดเทศกาลมีการปลูกมะเขือเทศพันธุ์พิเศษที่มีรสชาติเฝื่อนๆ
Flows well
Sukhuma Moonmake-Sheehan


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #21302 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.782.89 (9 ratings)2.67 (9 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
การขว้างระยะเผาขนแบบสะเปะสะปะไม่มีจุดหมาย
Flows well
Sukhuma Moonmake-Sheehan
ซึ่งแทบจะไม่เหลือเค้าของลูกมะเขือเทศให้เห็นอยู่เลย
Good term selection
Paw Wongsuwan
Entry #17086 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.652.60 (10 ratings)2.70 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #16747 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.60 (10 ratings)2.40 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #16925 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
vivavee (X)
vivavee (X)
Thailand
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.202.40 (10 ratings)2.00 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
การจู่โจมระยะประชิดตัว
Flows well
Sukhuma Moonmake-Sheehan
Entry #17144 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.152.30 (10 ratings)2.00 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #17900 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.051.90 (10 ratings)2.20 (10 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #21482 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
nithima
nithima
Thailand
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.821.89 (9 ratings)1.75 (8 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #17738 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.211.33 (12 ratings)1.08 (12 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags


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