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    Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)


    Many people think the lotterr is a gambling set by the government, but they are still very interested in it.


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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    Quote Originally Posted by dodonaomik View Post

    Many people think the lotterr is a gambling set by the government, but they are still very interested in it.
    It is a most peculiar concept - that winning the lottery is a reward for love! Perhaps someone who can read the ideograms could interpret it?

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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a most peculiar concept - that winning the lottery is a reward for love! Perhaps someone who can read the ideograms could interpret it?

    In China, the government will return a part of money to the persons who win a prize in a lottery; and regard a part of money as the fund of constructing/welfare/sports; and the remnant is used to the operating of saling the lotteries.

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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    Quote Originally Posted by dodonaomik View Post
    In China, the government will return a part of money to the persons who win a prize in a lottery; and regard a part of money as the fund of constructing/welfare/sports; and the remnant is used to the operating of saling the lotteries.
    In China, the government will return a part of money to the persons who win a prize in a lottery. Wow that's mighty generous of them.
    But where does love enter into this?

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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    But where does love enter into this?
    Love/the lottery is always a gamble; If you win, love/money is love's/your reward. If you don't find love/lose the lottery, you can always try again, which makes you devoted to finding love/the lottery.

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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    The translation should read:

    Winning a lottery is love's reward; otheriwise it is love's contribution.

    'Love' here means benevolence.
    Contribution is contribution to charitable causes.

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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    But where does love enter into this?
    constructing/welfare/sports.


    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Wow that's mighty generous of them.
    The "money" refers to the money from people who have drawn lots in a lottery/have drawn the lottery tickets.
    Last edited by dodonaomik; 01-Aug-2008 at 17:34.

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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    The translation should read:

    Winning a lottery is love's reward; otheriwise it is love's contribution.

    'Love' here means benevolence.
    Contribution is contribution to charitable causes.

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    OK, I can see the connection now. I still think love (in the sense of doing something benevolent) is a strange translation of people's motivation for buying a lottery ticket. But maybe that's how the Chinese Govt. expresses the citizen's obligation to buy the tickets.
    What if you love so much that you're afraid to win and thus have to take all the prize-money away from civil works?

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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    In other words, the slogan is encouraging people to buy lottery. If you win, you are handsomely rewarded. If you lose, you contribution goes to charity.
    I still think the idea of 'love' is misplaced.

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    Re: Let's relax and correct my errors( 8/8~Chinese slogans)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a most peculiar concept - that winning the lottery is a reward for love! Perhaps someone who can read the ideograms could interpret it?
    There goes the Chinglish again.
    If we translate the Chinese slogan verbatim. We would get such kinds of imcomprehensible and illogical sentences.
    Actually, the slogan wants to convey the following message:
    "If you win a lottery, it is a reward for your love(i.e. philanthropy). If you don't, a generous contribution for your love(i.e. kindness).
    In Chinese, "love" could cover such things as maternal love, kindness, filial love, benevolence, universal love..., not being romantic-specific. Its exact meaning should be interpreted according to individual contexts.
    (Not a teacher)
    Last edited by albertino; 02-Aug-2008 at 10:11.

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