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Mar
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Errors and Unnatural Language in a Translation Challenge
Mar
12
comment Why do the names of some Chinese companies consist of “repeated” words?
深入浅出,全面细致,实乃我辈之典范:)
Mar
11
answered How to say the term “招” and “式” in English?
Mar
11
comment Errors and Unnatural Language in a Translation Challenge
@shuangwhywhy That's why I said it's subjective. Challenging with reference request won't help the discussion. I didn't find the original sentence formal as you did, probably that's why I preferred the translation to be as 'authentically colloquial' as possible. I didn't say 玛格丽特混饮 is wrong; just like you mentioned it's formal and maybe academic.
Mar
10
comment Errors and Unnatural Language in a Translation Challenge
@shuangwhywhy That's subjective and maybe (sub-)cultural.
Mar
10
comment Errors and Unnatural Language in a Translation Challenge
@shuangwhywhy I agree that usually it's inappropriate to judge the original text in a translation task, however, due to the nature difference between the languages, there are always tradeoffs. In this answer, I favored authenticity (making it sound like native speaking instead of translated foreign language) over accuracy because I think that's what the question is about. If you feel differently, you are welcome to provide another answer:)
Mar
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on The origin of 鸡贼
Mar
8
comment The origin of 鸡贼
The question is the origin, not the meaning.
Mar
7
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Cantonese jyutping Tone 4 question “throat should be vibrating”
Mar
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Errors and Unnatural Language in a Translation Challenge
Mar
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on The origin of 鸡贼
Mar
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 央行行长会: Is the second 行 necessary?
Mar
1
comment How do I practise grouping characters into words? At which stage of learning should one expect to be good at this?
@drHannibalLecter I think so. It can be frustrating at times, but it's also one of the most entertaining parts in Chinese language:)
Feb
28
answered How do I practise grouping characters into words? At which stage of learning should one expect to be good at this?
Feb
26
accepted 馅饼 in Cantonese
Feb
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on middle-chinese tag wiki excerpt
Feb
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on yale-romanization tag wiki excerpt
Feb
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on hakka tag wiki excerpt