Wednesday, October 10, 2012

English Translations For Zheng Fu And Forever Love That Shila Sang At The Recent Asian Wave 2012 Singing Competition

It seems that some two billion people across seven countries had watched live the final of the Asian Wave 2012 singing competition that was recently held in Shanghai, China where Malaysia's own Shila Amzah emerged the champion!

Ironically, Malaysians did not get to watch it live as there was no broadcast of the event.

I do not know whether the figure of two billion live audience is true or not, but if true, I do believe it may be the largest ever live audience for a singing competition!

A search of the internet shows that Malay fans of the Chinese songs that Shila had sung have clamoured for the English translations of the songs.

I have found an English translation for the song "Forever Love" that Shila sang that I feel is good.




As for Zheng Fu, there is one here, that perhaps needs a little tweaking. But over-all, it is okay.

Mandarin is a notoriously difficult language to learn, let alone to master. It is quite a "flowery" language and uses a lot of idioms that are not easy to translate well.

For example 粉身碎骨 fenshen suigu literally means " powder body, smashed bones" or something like that, though it means "have one's body smashed to pieces" ie "die the most painful or cruel death"

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