I am trying to translate this sentence:

Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies.

After consulting Google Translate, this is what I came up with:


Is "毁灭" the best term to use here? I found a lot of translations for "ruined" (such as "废墟" & "破败") and I'm not sure which one is appropriate in this context.

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    Among the three, maybe 破败 is best.
    – fefe
    Jan 4, 2021 at 3:28
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    废土 is a concise translation of “the ruined world”, such as the world in the game fallout.
    – River
    Jan 5, 2021 at 2:09

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毁灭 = 'to destroy'

'ruined' here is an adjective that means '毁灭了的/ 残破的'

'ruined world' = 毁灭了的世界/ 残破的世界

Explore a beautiful, vast, and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies.


The term 'lost technologies' is usually translated as 失落的科技 or 遗失的科技. '丢失' is more suitable for a recent event; 失落的/ 遗失的 is more suitable for a distant event

Either 残破的世界 or 破败的世界 is better than 毁灭的世界

  • 美丽的世界

  • 广阔而残破的世界

  • 充满危险和遗失的科技的世界

  • 探索一个美丽,广阔而残破,充满危险和遗失科技的世界。

When putting the three above phrases together to form a single sentence, you can just keep the last 的 and omit the rest. The 的 before 世界 serves as the adjectival marker for all the adjectives in this sentence

More example:

  • 好看的车

  • 贵价的车

  • 全新的车

  • 好看,贵价,全新的车

  • Oh wow, thank you for the word suggestion and such a thorough breakdown! I didn't know that about putting adjectives together. I thought the sentence looked a little funny but didn't know why.
    – furrygecko
    Jan 4, 2021 at 3:43
  • Thank you for the additional example!
    – furrygecko
    Jan 4, 2021 at 3:46
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    @furrygecko 好看的,贵价的,全新的车 is also grammatical. You can keep all the 的 if you want to emphasize each adjective individually.
    – Tang Ho
    Jan 4, 2021 at 3:55
  • I will keep that in mind when I try again!
    – furrygecko
    Jan 4, 2021 at 17:30

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