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The translation of Der Prozess (审判)by Franz Kafka contains the following sentence 他凝视着她的头发;她那头微微发红的头发梳得很整齐,中间分开,脑后束成一个堕云譬(apparently a misprint of 髻)corresponding to:"He looked at her hair in front … , rötliches Haar http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/der-prozess-157/5 Question: is there a good reason, why the translation uses the name of the particular hairstyle 堕云髻 instead of simply translating …
asked Dec 20 '14 by user6065
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Can 弟弟 denote a cousin (of younger age)? I was a little surprised by the following excerpts from 那个不为人知的故事 describing 杨锦天 both as 杨昭's 弟弟 and as the son of her 姑姑/paternal aunt (same surname(usually): …
asked Jan 3 '17 by user6065
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In the TV drama 追捕 第3集 梁队 (梁志群队张) and 鲁队 (鲁炼) are in 贺局's office discussing the case, and at 27:54 梁队 says to 鲁队: 甭给我来这个哩哏楞. (Dialog especially of the police officers consists mainly of Beijing dial …
asked Feb 25 '15 by user6065
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毛虫,肉虫,2 kinds of caterpillar, Wikipedia and 百度百科 both state that larvae of butterflies come in two varieties, 肉虫 and 毛虫 (in that order: 幼虫的形状多样,有肉虫,也有毛虫。), and there are plenty of pictures of both typ …
asked Mar 6 '15 by user6065
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below find dialog of 2 druglords and the brother of one of them 江东和江南兄弟 and 林力华 at the start of part 8 of TV drama 国家形象, http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTA2MDgwNDQw.html 03:31 includes 拿手 (adjective, …
asked Nov 23 '14 by user6065
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信子apparently can mean (snake's)"tongue" but only if 吐 also occurs near it (s. all examples below) http://news.sina.com.cn/s/p/2014-08-03/051130621113.shtml headline:半夜如厕 小臂粗大蛇 蜷缩地上吐信子 within text:(1) …
asked Aug 3 '14 by user6065
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《饥饿的女儿》虹影 著 ch. 2, sect. 4 has the following text: 在学校, 最蔫的男同学对我也没兴趣, is translated by Howard Goldblatt as: "even the most mischievous boys in class showed little or no interest in me". How is this …
asked Feb 21 '15 by user6065
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How to translate: "It is what it is" "I am what I am" "They are what they are" Suppose phrase means "it" etc. are difficult to characterize or classify.
asked Nov 1 '16 by user6065
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虹影 饥饿的女儿 Hong Ying, "Daughter of the River" has this sentence: "不行,这样也不对,你耳朵生翅膀了,总听不见我的话?" Translated by Howard Goldblatt (ISBN 0-8021-1637-X) as: "No,that's not right either. Do you have wings on y …
asked Jan 4 '15 by user6065
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In a Chinese TV series 敢死队(第11集). it seems hard to understand why the peddler says to the detective (11:05) "what do you call(what is meant by) tired of living, I am looking for someone", "什么叫活腻歪了(nor …
asked Jul 27 '14 by user6065
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虹影 饥饿的女儿 Ying Hong - Daughter of the River has the sentence 雨下得人心烦百事生,看不到雨停的希望。(google 烦百事生)。Howard Goldblatt's translation reads:The effect of the rain is despair that you'll ever see the end of it. How to explain 烦百事生. …
asked Dec 30 '14 by user6065