bueno bonito barato 平靚正

Bueno, bonito y barato 平靚正 也許這是無懈可擊的西班牙話-廣東話翻譯
完全沒有連貫性嘅 good, nice & cheap 或是勉強地三個b取兩個ch的cheap and cheerful。較有創意的三a 湊成adequate, attractive and affordable,但相對一拍即合的廣東話版本“平靚正”仲係輸咗成條街!
no tengo “lost in translation” aqui!


Sometimes expressions are separated at birth. the Spanish expression “bueno, bonito y barato” is best said in Cantonese as 平、靚、正. I learnt of the phrase when recounting my experience in Cuba and Mexico with my friend S.  Having told her that I said “más económica ” when I wanted something “less expensive” or “for a good deal”. Friend S’s uttering of “bueno, bonito y barato” was almost immediately interpreted by my other friend V as “平、靚、正”. What was separated at birth got reunited at a street corner in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong on an early autumn night!

Parfois des expressions idiomatiques sont nées ou créées comme des jumelles une pour l’autre. Prends par exemple
“平、靚、正” + “bueno, bonito y barato”, qui font un mariage parfait. Il faut souligner que ça marche seulement en expression cantonaise, car d’autres variations chinoises ont besoin plus des mots que trois. Alors, je vous propose un défi pour traduire
“métro, boulot, dodo” dans une langue étrangère. existe-il un “perfect-match” quelque part?

懂法語的你,有無辦法把“métro, boulot, dodo”翻譯成完美的中文版?


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