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This sentence was initially added as a translation of sentence #310232.

#310232

linked by nickyeow, 2010-03-05 08:49

她塗了眼影。

added by nickyeow, 2010-03-05 08:49

Sentence #369127

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她塗了眼影。
她涂了眼影。

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She's wearing eye shadow.
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彼女はアイシャドーをつけている。
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तिने आय शॅडो लावलेला आहे.
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Comments

aliene aliene 2010-07-20 15:14 link permalink

Tense might be wrong in English version as the word ‘了’ is usually used for actions that have already been done. Might be better to say 'She put on eyeshadow.'

FeuDRenais FeuDRenais 2010-07-20 15:16 link permalink

or just make this one: 她涂眼影。

nickyeow nickyeow 2010-07-20 16:29 link permalink

涂眼影, of course, is a correct translation too, but 涂了眼影 is a much more common way of saying it. Also, 涂了眼影 is usually interpreted as "she put on eye shadow in the past (and is still putting on eye shadow now)".

FeuDRenais FeuDRenais 2010-07-20 16:34 link permalink

But for the general, habitual case, would 她涂眼影 be acceptable as an alternative translation?

FeuDRenais FeuDRenais 2010-07-20 16:34 link permalink

To me, "she puts on eye shadow" means that it's something she does from day to day (rather than as a single occurrence).

nickyeow nickyeow 2010-07-20 16:54 link permalink

It looks like I misinterpreted the English sentence :P How about changing the English into "she is putting on eye shadow"? (Actually that is also what the Japanese sentence says) 她涂眼影 doesn't really sound natural to me.

FeuDRenais FeuDRenais 2010-07-20 16:58 link permalink

K, I changed the English one.

Out of curiosity, how would you say it in the habitual tense in Mandarin (so it sounds natural)? 她一般涂眼影?

nickyeow nickyeow 2010-07-20 17:03 link permalink

她常常涂眼影 sounds natural to me.

FeuDRenais FeuDRenais 2010-07-20 17:05 link permalink

Thanks.

nickyeow nickyeow 2010-07-20 17:06 link permalink

You're welcome :)