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17th Translation Contest: "The Sounds of Silence" » English to Uzbek

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Source text in English

A theme of the age, at least in the developed world, is that people crave silence and can find none. The roar of traffic, the ceaseless beep of phones, digital announcements in buses and trains, TV sets blaring even in empty offices, are an endless battery and distraction. The human race is exhausting itself with noise and longs for its opposite—whether in the wilds, on the wide ocean or in some retreat dedicated to stillness and concentration. Alain Corbin, a history professor, writes from his refuge in the Sorbonne, and Erling Kagge, a Norwegian explorer, from his memories of the wastes of Antarctica, where both have tried to escape.

And yet, as Mr Corbin points out in "A History of Silence", there is probably no more noise than there used to be. Before pneumatic tyres, city streets were full of the deafening clang of metal-rimmed wheels and horseshoes on stone. Before voluntary isolation on mobile phones, buses and trains rang with conversation. Newspaper-sellers did not leave their wares in a mute pile, but advertised them at top volume, as did vendors of cherries, violets and fresh mackerel. The theatre and the opera were a chaos of huzzahs and barracking. Even in the countryside, peasants sang as they drudged. They don’t sing now.

What has changed is not so much the level of noise, which previous centuries also complained about, but the level of distraction, which occupies the space that silence might invade. There looms another paradox, because when it does invade—in the depths of a pine forest, in the naked desert, in a suddenly vacated room—it often proves unnerving rather than welcome. Dread creeps in; the ear instinctively fastens on anything, whether fire-hiss or bird call or susurrus of leaves, that will save it from this unknown emptiness. People want silence, but not that much.

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Entry #23675 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Turdimurod Rakhmanov
Turdimurod Rakhmanov
Ղրղզստան
Voting points1st2nd3rd
164 x400
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  • 1 user entered 9 "like" tags
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Асрнинг баҳсли мавзуси шундан иборатки
Flows well
exact matc​h
Nargiza Rakhmonova
автобуслар ва поездлардаги экран орқали узатилувчи электрон эълонлар
Flows well
clear and ​sense of o​riginal
Nargiza Rakhmonova
-1
1
ҳувуллаган идораларда
Good term selection
Nargiza Rakhmonova
чамбарлар
Good term selection
Used Uzbek​ word corr​ectly, rat​her than R​ussian bor​rowed word​.
Nargiza Rakhmonova
шовқинни ихтиёрий эшитилмайдиган қилиш функцияси
Flows well
Nargiza Rakhmonova
Энди бўлса улар, қўшиқ куйламай қўйишган.
Flows well
Nice flow ​and connec​tion
Nargiza Rakhmonova
Ўзгарган бўлса, ўтган асрларда ҳам одамлар норозилигига сабаб бўлган шовқин меъёри унчалик ўзгарган эмас
Flows well
Nargiza Rakhmonova
Ваҳима ва қўрқув ҳисси писиб келган ўғридай пинҳона пайдо бўлади
Flows well
Metaphor u​sed and ma​kes sense
Nargiza Rakhmonova
аммо бу қадарини эмас.
Flows well
good finis​h and styl​e!
Nargiza Rakhmonova
Entry #24272 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Nargiza Rakhmonova
Nargiza Rakhmonova
Ուզբեկստան
Voting points1st2nd3rd
101 x43 x20
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  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
одамлар тинчликка зор бўлади-ю, лекин ундан асар ҳам топа олмайди.
Flows well
Turdimurod Rakhmanov
туганмаc батарея ва фикр чалғишлар
Flows well
Turdimurod Rakhmanov
уларни гилос, бинафшагуллар ва скумбрия билан савдо қилувчи сотувчилар каби бор овози билан овоза қиларди.
Flows well
Turdimurod Rakhmanov
Entry #24023 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Umid Alimov
Umid Alimov
Ուզբեկստան
Voting points1st2nd3rd
3003 x1
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  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
telefonlarning uzluksiz signal tovushi
Flows well
Nargiza Rakhmonova
Tarix professori Alen Korbin, Sorbonnadagi boshpanasida, va Norvegiyalik tadqiqotchi Erling Kagge
Good term selection
Nargiza Rakhmonova
Alen Korbin
Good term selection
Nargiza Rakhmonova


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