Translating A Joke
Here's a simple English joke someone sent me. For fun, and to test my translating skills, I included my translation of the joke into Chinese. Appreciate if any poddies can correct my mistakes. Also, I would like to get input from any Chinese folks on whether they think the joke is funny. Thanks !
World's Shortest Fairy Tale
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?' The girl said, 'NO!' And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.
My translation attempt:
helenshen_counselorJuly 13, 2009, 05:47 AM
还是英文比较好笑！ 看来这是在讽刺婚姻！Marriage is the tomb of love. 婚姻是爱情的坟墓
This is my version,
pcheneryJuly 13, 2009, 06:24 PM
Wow ! Thanks shenyajin !
You interpreted the joke exactly right and gave me a new Chinese idiom to use.
Thanks for the expert translation too. This really is a cool way to learn.