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 Post subject: Chinese translation question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:48 pm 
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Please can someone tell me the way Great Britain / UK is usually written in Chinese on forums etc. I mean when you have to choose an option from a list.
I can use Google translate like anyone else but I need the actually text used rather than Google's guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese translation question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Normally, Chinese is translated into English almost word to word, but there are a few idioms and some grammar differences. I have heard of a website that accounts for these differences and idioms and translates english idiomatically, not word-by-word. I don't know what the website is called, but I do know that you shouldn't use google translate for translating phrases.

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese translation question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:21 pm 
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cubeguy314 wrote:
Normally, Chinese is translated into English almost word to word, but there are a few idioms and some grammar differences. I have heard of a website that accounts for these differences and idioms and translates english idiomatically, not word-by-word. I don't know what the website is called, but I do know that you shouldn't use google translate for translating phrases.

Thanks but you misunderstand. I want to know the Chinese option given by forums etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese translation question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Some country names I can read. Google translate does England just fine. (I showed bug AND Mr. man and they both say it's correct.)

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese translation question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:01 pm 
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They're Chinese provinces in the ‘birthplace menu’, not countries. You need 其他 = other.


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese translation question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Justin wrote:
They're Chinese provinces in the ‘birthplace menu’, not countries. You need 其他 = other.
Brilliant thanks.

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