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Jan
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answered How does foreign word transliteration work in the context of Cantonese vs Mandarin?
Jan
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comment Why is Economic translated to “經濟”?
@StumpyJoePete True. It seems it is going both ways. It is Chinese characters, but the current everyday meaning/usage is adapted from Japan. The terms 经济 do exist in Chinese history, but the meaning is different.
Jan
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comment Why is Economic translated to “經濟”?
@BD In (4), replace GM with 革命. The original author is using GM to by pass China web filtering. I cannot fix it as it is only 2 characters.
Jan
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comment Why is Economic translated to “經濟”?
Wikipedia also has a section(詞源) covering the origin of the terms 经济. However the English page does not carry the same section completely.
Jan
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comment Why is Economic translated to “經濟”?
Japanese 経済 is adapted from Chinese usage. Such adaptation is called Kanji in Japan.
Jan
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comment Errors and Unnatural Language in a Translation Challenge
I would think they in the last sentence is referring to the bar as a whole, which usually imply the boss/owner, not the bartender. Maybe use 酒吧(the bar) instead of 酒保(bartender).
Dec
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comment What is the appropriate translation for 'energy'?
@B.D LOL, it actually does. Thank You!!
Dec
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revised What is the appropriate translation for 'energy'?
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Dec
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comment What is the appropriate translation for 'energy'?
@B.D Yes, the conversion website I use is not good enough, have to find a better one.
Dec
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comment What is the appropriate translation for 'energy'?
Added [繁][简] prefix. This is a learning experience for me. :) Happy New Year!!
Dec
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revised What is the appropriate translation for 'energy'?
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revised What is the appropriate translation for 'energy'?
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Dec
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answered What is the appropriate translation for 'energy'?
Dec
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revised Why does the word 萌 mean “cute”?
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Dec
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answered Why does the word 萌 mean “cute”?
Dec
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comment 回去回来 回来回去 来来回回 来来去去 Are they the same?
How come your scene getting more and more lazy? Scene 3 and 4 missing translation, scene 4 missing letter and punctuation -.-
Dec
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
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accepted 回去回来 回来回去 来来回回 来来去去 Are they the same?
Dec
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comment 回去回来 回来回去 来来回回 来来去去 Are they the same?
来回来去 <-- This, thank you!!
Dec
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comment 回去回来 回来回去 来来回回 来来去去 Are they the same?
Thank for clarification 来来去去, 1+