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Thread: The Brink of War?

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    Re: The Brink of War?

    Quote Originally Posted by christianpfc View Post
    Typo, it is "拦人这块 从不会让你失望". When run through google translate with wrong hanzi, it gives wrong translation, whereas correct hanzi gives "This block will never let you down".
    Christianpfc, Chinese writing can be interpreted in many different ways depending on context. Google Translate gives the version you mentioned. Systran and Yandex gives "Stop people. I never let you down."

    However, those are literal translations, but Chinese can be interpreted in many different ways depending on context. The idioms section of FreeDictionary.com (https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/let+someone+down), for example, lists six different meaning of "let someone down," number 2 of which is "To fail or disappoint someone; to neglect or be unable to do what was wanted, required, or promised to someone." If you had looked at Reverso (https://context.reverso.net/translat...A4%B1%E6%9C%9B), you would have found "不会让你失望" translated as either "let you down" or "disappoint you" depending on context.

    However, as a Taiwanese, I didn't have to run it through Google translate to get the most appropriate translation in the context of a condom advertisement.

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    Re: The Brink of War?

    Quote Originally Posted by christianpfc View Post
    Typo, it is "拦人这块 从不会让你失望". When run through google translate with wrong hanzi, it gives wrong translation, whereas correct hanzi gives "This block will never let you down".
    PS. "Hanzi" means "Han character," not punctuation, but the meaning of a character depends on context, so there is rarely one "correct" translation. The hanzi in my translation are those in the advertisement, and therefore correct.

    Written Chinese does not necessarily require punctuation marks, though. Because of the advertisement's formatting, however, I assumed a full stop at the end of the first line of characters. Without that full stop, the text as it appears in the advertisement could read, "Stop People This Never Makes You Live" (which makes no sense) or (in more sensible translations) as "The barricade never makes you look bad" or "The barricade never fails you." The latter two translations make more sense in English in the context of a condom advertisement.

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    Re: The Brink of War?

    Putin being told to GTFO of Moscow by his own people.

    Can you blame them?

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/moscow-of...030517069.html

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    Putin being told to GTFO of Moscow by his own people.

    Can you blame them?

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/moscow-of...030517069.html
    Fake...........
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    Any form of protest in our country is now severely suppressed by the authorities. Even for an online comment condemning Russia's actions in Ukraine and calling for a stop to the war, you can be arrested, fined or even imprisoned. No one takes to the streets for fear of arrest. Many activists were detained simply for posters with the inscription "NO WAR". Putin has created an atmosphere of total terror against dissent inside the country, an atmosphere of fear. People are afraid to talk. This is our reality now.

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    Any form of protest in our country is now severely suppressed by the authorities. Even for an online comment condemning Russia's actions in Ukraine and calling for a stop to the war, you can be arrested, fined or even imprisoned. No one takes to the streets for fear of arrest. Many activists were detained simply for posters with the inscription "NO WAR". Putin has created an atmosphere of total terror against dissent inside the country, an atmosphere of fear. People are afraid to talk. This is our reality now.
    That's true. That why above I wrote "Fake".
    Some people call it "terror", some people call it "order".
    By the way: support of Kremlin in country after Feb 24 grew to 80% at first 2 months. Now it is going down because of too long lasting military operation. But it is still above 60%.

    Election days on this weekend will show trends. Will see how much seats will take ruling party on municipal and regional elections.
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    All you need to know about current situation in 17 minutes with Tucker Carlson:

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    Re: The Brink of War?

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    All you need to know about current situation in 17 minutes with Tucker Carlson:

    Sitting on a gas pipe and blackmail Europe... is that what we really should be proud of?..

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    Re: The Brink of War?

    A stunning week for Ukrainian success and Russian military failure.

    Probably just more of that "fake news".

    https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/11/e...ont/index.html

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    Re: The Brink of War?

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    A stunning week for Ukrainian success and Russian military failure.

    Probably just more of that "fake news".

    https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/11/e...ont/index.html
    No, this is true. US suppled Ukrainians with weapon and they made advance near Kharkiv and took back few towns. Also made few rocket strikes by Russian territory. In total Ukraine took back about 600 sq.km of about 60 000 controlled by Russia, Ukraine lost 4000 killed, 8000 injured and about 100 tanks.

    As a warning Russia made about 10 rocket strikes yesterday in 5 regions of Ukraine. Now these 5 Ukrainian regions sits in blackout and have no electricity and water, and Ned Price (State Dep.) complains about it.
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