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You can visit NHK any time.
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Dejo - Jan 27th 2011, 20:00
You can visit NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, any time.
Dejo - Jan 27th 2011, 20:11
You can visit NHK any time.
martinod - Sep 20th 2011, 22:28
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corvard - Apr 17th 2012, 10:46
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Sentence #72197

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You can visit NHK any time.

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  1. Jan 27th 2011, 20:04
    I don't think the Japanese or French sentence explains what NHK is, so I would remove it.
  2. Jan 27th 2011, 20:12
    @Zifre. I removed it and unadopted the sentence. Professional translations may find themselves forced, from time to time, to translate a sentence they don't know the meaning of, but I think that in Tatoeba, that would be silly.
  3. Jan 27th 2011, 20:25
    I think, in general, that you should use the comments to explain any unfamiliar terms. But NHK is not really obscure. I'd heard of it before, and it's not hard to look up on Google. :P
  4. Jan 27th 2011, 20:47
    Being a trained translator I think a sentence should be clear without a comment. In the theory of translation, what I did is called "amplification". NHK might be familiar to someone who reads Japanese, and provides a valuable clue to someone who knows that NHK came from an original Japanese sentence. But when I googled it, I first came up with the "Low German reformed church of South Africa":) Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika
  5. Jan 27th 2011, 22:50
    What language do you have Google set to? For me the first result is http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
  6. Jan 27th 2011, 22:55
    I just realized that I have Google set to Spanish. :P

    But it seems to be the first result for English too.
  7. Jan 28th 2011, 01:17
    @Zifre- I have my Google set to Esperanto LOL
    But my point is that if I say I'm listening to WDR, then my readers shouldn't have to go to Google to find out if I mean Westdeutscher Rundfunk, or the World Development Report. Translation is about communication, not about being cryptic.

    Btw. Here's an excellent article about translation techniques that can by quite useful from time to time. One of the better known theorists was Darbelnet, so many of the examples are English/French.
  8. Jan 28th 2011, 01:35
    @Dejo: It looks like you forgot the article. ;-)
  9. Jan 28th 2011, 01:37

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