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Ahhh too many Wangs and Lius I don’t know who is who anymore! View More
It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C941
3 months ago
Ahhhh I don’t want any of this fight bs I want it back on Ling Lan’s story!!! View More
It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C905
3 months ago

BTSisLove: SPOILER ALERT!!!
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In the next few chapters,Luo Chao and Han Xunya will know that Ling Lan is a girl.

It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C899
3 months ago

Charlatan: If you are REALLY curious about the meanings of character names, read below. Might be a little LONG. No spoiler.

First of all, we should know that Chinese is a tonal language, while English assigns stress to one syllable of every word. Tone is one of the distinctive features of standard Chinese(Mandarin). If we neglect the four tones in the transcription of Chinese names, we may lose/misunderstand informations, sometimes are quite important. Just look at these names: Chén Guǒ(Boss), Wèi Chēn(God of shamelessness), and Wǔ Chén(Captain of Team Everlasting). We’ve got three “Chen”s here but they don’t share the same tone. Yep, there are still two of them alike, but if we write them down in ideogram, you’ll see that they are completely different(of course their meaning varies). Now we’re at around Chapter 800, as a Chinese fan who has run through the whole novel four times, if you already find it hard remembering Chinese names, well, keep working, cuz still loads of new names ahead.
I mentioned this point just because I saw a comment saying their names are similar. In fact, not at all😂.

Second, Chinese is a high-density language, it means it carries more information per syllable than English, besides, Chinese has an enormous amount of so called set phrases(Chinese idioms) which are in general consist of only 4 ideograms each, but can tell a whole story!(that’s an insane information density). For the fluency of reading, it’s not possible to translate their names accurately. The translator has had to trim.

Butterfly Blu is a vey talented writer, his works are written with much literary skill, as well as naming. We know that names can convey something, and almost every author would use this technic. For instance, in the Beggar’s Opera of John Gay, we have Lockit, Macheath, Peachum, etc. Without knowing the meaning of the names, it will definitely be a great loss.

So, enough talk, let’s get started.

[1] 叶修[Yè Xiū], MC
叶秋[Yè Qiū], the younger brother
In Asian culture, if we are brothers, our names are usually some how similar, as if to demonstrate that we are brothers. It’s kinda like the rhetorical figure anaphora😄

another example will be more obvious:
苏沐橙[Sū Mù Chéng]
苏沐秋[Sū Mù Qiū]
(Sū is their family name, not Sū Mù.)

They doesn’t need to rhyme, but “anaphora”.

Here we can see 叶秋 and 苏沐秋 have a character in common—the last character [Qiū], means autumn. This is merely a coincidence.But in the case of “One Autumn Leaf” is not.

*I’ll write word-for-word translation between【】

一叶之秋[yí yè zhī qiū]【One Leaf ’s Autumn】
The second and the last character are exactly the name of Yè Qiū. Or, it might be a combination of Yè Xiū and Sū Mù Qiū.
We know that it’s Sū Mù Chéng who picked this name for YX. She knows YX’s real name from the very beginning, so maybe she wished that they could fight together in the Glory.

And, “One Autumn Leaf” is a mistranslation, cuz the literal translation should be “The autumn of one leaf”, “one leaf” is actually an attribute of the word “autumn”. We shift the order, and the artistic conception changes.
P.S.Chinese is an isolating(analytic) language, means it plays with word order, and lacks inflections in morphology. That’s one of the reasons why it has such a high information density.

BUT! When Sū Mù Chéng picked this name, she made a typing error. She wanted to type “一叶知秋”[yí yè zhī qiū],the pronunciation is exactly the same as “一叶之秋”[yí yè zhī qiū], but you already found that the third character has changed. The third character “知” here means “know, foresee”, so the whole meaning changed completely, because “One Leaf ’s Autumn” is a noun phrase whilst the one with “know” is a sentence which means “From a falling leave we can tell this year/my life(here’s a pun) is coming to an end.” 【One leaf heralds autumn】This is precisely the set-phrase I mentioned above.

Sū Mù Chéng preferred a poetic name, but her fingers slipped. So here we have 【One Leaf ’s Autumn】instead of 【One leaf heralds autumn】

The King's Avatar · C817
4 months ago
Am I wrong? I swore she was already imperial lvl way back before she even joined the military. View More
It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C858
4 months ago

TL_Shay: Ah! I'd forgotten about the silver bracelet she was given as a child from Chamberlain Ling.

It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C843
4 months ago
Wow thank you for commenting this. I totally forgot about it till you mentioned it!!! View More

TL_Shay: Ah! I'd forgotten about the silver bracelet she was given as a child from Chamberlain Ling.

It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C843
4 months ago

IkOn1_hateme: Idk but for some reason i just find HAN Xuya ANNOYING😕🙍

It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C831
5 months ago
Damn she really just said that. View More
It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C809
5 months ago
This might be the best comment I’ve ever seen on this novel! Lol View More

thu_rsday: ‘Gu Zhengrong felt a chill down his spine’
What spine??? lolol

It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C768
6 months ago
Everyone is sad about Xiao Yiqui, but honestly imo better him die than anyone in the Lingtian clan. Especially the main crew. View More
It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C768
6 months ago

thu_rsday: ‘Gu Zhengrong felt a chill down his spine’
What spine??? lolol

It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C768
6 months ago

OliWK: I actually forgot about those two.....also it's still hilarious how everyone thinks.of Ling Lan as the cute and innocent little brother that needs to be taken care of.

It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C768
6 months ago

breey86: Hmm...Aside from the fact that gu zhenrong is not dead yet. I hate it when that leng hanfeng recklessly blabbered the secrets of the domain. Now, the enemies may fill the gaps or whatever they can do to minimize or completely eradicate the negative aspects of their fake domain. 😪😒😒

It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C764
6 months ago
Should have just paid the materials in the beginning 🤷‍♀️ View More
The King's Avatar · C389
7 months ago
See this! I just gifted the story: Balloon View More
The King's Avatar · C1
7 months ago
Poor blue river dudes just trying to have fun and do his job. View More
The King's Avatar · C365
7 months ago

JuanNing: Chen Gui has amazing concentration skills too...

The King's Avatar · C281
7 months ago
Yesss my favorite part hehe View More
The King's Avatar · C279
7 months ago
Hehe if he is already causing this much trouble what happens when he gets to the heavenly domain? View More
The King's Avatar · C259
7 months ago
See this! I just gifted the story: Balloon View More
When A Snail Falls in Love · C1
7 months ago
See this! I just gifted the story: Balloon View More
The King's Avatar · C202
7 months ago
Wholesome Yi Xiu and Yifan moment. Honestly one of my favorite relationships. Yeah Yi Xiu mentors Tang Rou and Steambun but like Yifan is a pro so it’s nice. View More
The King's Avatar · C175
7 months ago
Haha he dare take on lord grim View More
The King's Avatar · C59
7 months ago
Damn here I am rereading it again after getting 1000+ chapters in then stopping bc it was too slow at the time. View More
The King's Avatar · C10
7 months ago
It is. As far as I can tell it’s basically on par with this one if not better at the little details. But also sometimes the wording is a bit off. Maybe I’m biased but I like it better. View More

Sredni_Vashtar: what is the translation quality like?

When A Snail Falls in Love · C17
1 year ago
The online is pirated? What website?
The first like third of the novel that’s on “tranzgreek” is from a translator “tiffany” but the website that Tiffany translated is down (plus she didn’t finish translating it) which is why it’s on their website. They then continued to translate where tiffany left off till the end of the novel. View More

MaKaMa: I read some reviews and they said the same thing... They also said the one in the internet is pirated...some translator stole it.

When A Snail Falls in Love · C17
1 year ago
Btw guys it’s is already fully translated online. It was done by two people someone stopped halfway so another person picked it up after them. Also “Love Me If You Dare” is similar to this story and is also fully translated online. (It’s by the same author) View More
When A Snail Falls in Love · C17
1 year ago
Search online for “Love Me If You Dare” it’s by the same author and it’s fully translated. Also this novel is already fully translated on the internet too. View More

jSeira: Such a long chapter. If only another novels like this,, that would be great 🙄

When A Snail Falls in Love · C17
1 year ago
I forgot do we have a name for Cheetah dude? It was so long ago. It’s probably Li something right? No? View More
It's Not Easy to Be a Man After Travelling to the Future · C228
2 years ago
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