Translating an iPhone app

April 19, 2011, 05:31 AM posted in General Discussion

Teasatron in chinese

Hi everyone. I've been studying for one and a half years, and I took it upon me to localize a small app I've made to chinese. But I may be in over my head. I've used google translate for this. Does it look ok to you guys?


Teasatron in english

This is what it looks like in english.


warning ok

I also need help with this dialog. Could anyone suggest a translation?


Thanks guys.

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April 19, 2011, 10:13 AM

Because I have an iPod and I like a good app - but actually I may be not much help at all.  what does the English mean? 'I know a song that makes [people?] irritated?'

I can't really help with the Chinese, sorry - wait for a native speaker, or find something similar that a native speaker has already done. (Google Translate is pretty unhelpful I think for this kind of thing.] 

You've got a 人 on the record button - I don't get it, but maybe you meant 入 rù? (enter) I think it should be something like 记录 jìlù (record). 

Do you mean 'Warning - please record someones name first! OK' needs a translation?  

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April 19, 2011, 02:46 PM

Thanks bodawei.

I've got a 人 (ren) on the record button to indicate that people should hit the button to record someone's name.

I do need help translating the Warning - OK text.

If you want to try out the app and see how it works you can search for Teasatron on the AppStore.

I should warn you that you probably will need the earplugs with built in microphone to run it on an iPod, since most of them don't come with a microphone.