2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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Through – melewati, menembus, memasuki, atau…?

Kata through sudah lama menghantui saya -__-.

“Through the door” bisa diterjemahkan “keluar lewat pintu”

She leads us through the front doors to a staircase.

Dia mengantar kami keluar lewat pintu depan ke tangga.

atau “masuk lewat pintu”.

She walks back through the doors.

Dia masuk lagi lewat pintu itu.

Through bisa juga diterjemahkan “memasuki”.

A sharp, warm breeze cuts through the room.

Angin sepoi-sepoi yang tajam dan hangat memasuki ruangan.

Through bisa tetap diterjemahkan “menembus”.

The sun cuts through the white curtains.

Cahaya matahari menembus tirai putih.

Saya juga pernah coba meniadakan through tapi contohnya hilang, hehe.

Please Help Me, Fellow Book Lovers ;D

I’m going to do a research on translating “extended proverbs”. I coined this term myself. We have an extended proverb when the author uses a proverb and then she uses the elements in the proverb concerned to explain more about what’s going on in the story.Below is an example I found when I was translating The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong a few months ago. Please note how Armstrong used some elements contained in the proverb “never look a gift horse in the mouth” in the third/last sentence.

One: never look a gift horse in the mouth. Two: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I’d been lied to and misled often enough in the last few days that I wasn’t just questioning this horse’s dental health—I was examining him from nose to tail.

Satu: kalau diberi hati, jangan minta jantung pula. Kedua, kalau apa yang diberikan kepadamu kedengarannya terlalu muluk, ya mungkin memang terlalu muluk. Aku sudah cukup sering dibohongi dan ditipu dalam beberapa hari terakhir ini sehingga aku tidak hanya memeriksa hati dan jantung itu sehat atau tidak—aku memeriksa semua organ tubuh lainnya juga.

The problem is such extended proverbs are rarely found. Therefore, if you find any when you’re reading or translating, would you please share it with me?

It is better if the books have been translated in Indonesian, but even if they haven’t, it would still be very helpful.

Thank you so much for your attention 🙂