舞蹈 - So you think you can dance?
我当然不可能跳舞， 可是最近我们看着一个节目叫‘So you think you can dance'.
摇摆舞 - swing dance
民间舞蹈 folk dance
How do you translate 'So You Think You Can Dance?'
Anyone know how to say Morris dancing?
miantiaoJuly 29, 2009, 01:08 AM
helenshen_counselorJuly 29, 2009, 02:39 AM
Morris dancing is 莫里斯舞，it's transliteration of "Morris dancing"
我也试试看, it's a program name, so I'll put it this way. "So you think you can dance!" 跳舞，你能！But I googled, the program is simply called 美版舞林大会，(that's American version dancing competition) :(
bodaweiJuly 29, 2009, 10:47 AM
Thanks guys! Your analysis of my 'simple' question is so much fun.
Mate, modesty doesn't suit you! As soon as I see your avatar I reach for my Oxford Concise and learn words I never knew existed. I look at your sentence construction and say 'wow, can you really say that?' Promise I'm not having a lend, I look forward to your take on all kinds of matters.
I love your analysis of what is really a pretty crappy show.
miantiaoJuly 29, 2009, 03:48 PM
hehe, not too sure about the limelight translation, i remember reading it somewhere but i've lost it.
yeah mate, 6 billion opinions in the world and counting, mine are just part of the many in the great sheep dip of diatribes ;-)
i've been trying to be more tactful and concilliatory and have sacrificed a few branches off of my hybrid olive tree in the process.