Translation Runaround

24 Oct 2004

After reading my first article on the new group Chinese blog ³öÓï²»Ë×, Tian liked it so much that he decided to translate it.

So the article that I have written in Chinese, a second language to me, has been translated into English by a Chinese person for whom English is a second language. Crazy.

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John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.

Comments

  1. someone needs to translate that into a mathematical equation.

  2. Hello! ^_^

  3. greg pasden Says: October 25, 2004 at 6:52 am

    Great Blog entry. I have to agree with you regarding “Loser” guys who seem to think that a trip across the ocean to Asia can turn them into a desirable, non-loser guy. I’ve seen it happen numerous times in my travels.

  4. John, if you like I can also have it translated into Japanese, German and Spanish, perhaps Espronto?

    I also have a minor in Physics, therefore translate it into a mathmatical equation would be a breeze.

  5. I should have been nore clear, What I want tranlsated nto a mathematical equation is this concept:

    ‘a second language to me, has been translated into English by a Chinese person for whom English is a second language.’

  6. Anonymous Says: October 26, 2004 at 8:52 am

    ³öÓï²»Ë×.

    John, do you think here the Ë× means mundane? it has a little bit more ‘negative’ than just ‘uncommon’, uncommon is neutral to me.

    Edel

  7. tian,
    did you know that john could actually translate it into japanese and spanish himself? (i’m a proud big sister — i have to brag about my modest brother’s talents on ocasion) 😉

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