Chinese Translation: HTC Desire Advertisement

Here’s a recent advertisement from Taiwan for HTC’s Desire mobile phone. Watch the advert and see how much you can pick out on the first run, which might just be keywords, then listen a second and third time and see if you can fill in the gaps before looking at the transcript and translations below. The accent of the speaker is almost a mix of Taiwanese and Chinese accents, which makes it difficult to pick out some words, but also perfect for a listening exercise.

Transcript

Traditional Chinese:

渴望擁有一支可以隨心所欲的手機,自己就可以隨意設計專屬桌面,操作簡單,瀏覽網頁的品質是前所未有的快速與清晰,超乎順暢明亮畫質的大螢幕,觀看自己喜愛影片,豐富的電子書讓我走到哪看到哪,HTC Desire滿足你要的一切。你不需要懂手機,你只需要手機懂你

Simplified Chinese:

渴望拥有一支可以随心所欲的手机,自己就可以随意设计专属桌面,操作简单,浏览网页的品质是前所未有的快速与清晰,超乎顺畅明亮画质的大萤幕,观看自己喜爱影片,丰富的电子书让我走到哪看到哪,HTC Desire满足你要的一切。你不需要懂手机,你只需要手机懂你

Pinyin:

kě wàng yǒng yǒu yī zhī kě yǐ suí xīn suǒ yù de shǒu jī, zì jǐ jiù kě yǐ suí yì shè jì zhuān shŭ zhuō miàn, cāo zuò jiǎn dān, liú lǎn wǎng yè de pǐn zhí shì qián suǒ wèi yǒu de kuài sù yŭ qīng xī, chāo hū shùn chàng míng liàng huà zhí de dà yíng mù, guān kàn zì jǐ xǐ ài yǐng piàn, fēng fù de diàn zi shū ràng wǒ zǒu dào nǎ kàn dào nǎ, HTC Desire mǎn zú nǐ yào de yī qiè. nǐ bú xū yào dǒng shǒu jī, nǐ zhǐ xū yào shǒu jī dǒng nǐ

English Translation:

(If you’re) longing for a mobile phone with which you can do anything you want, with a desktop you can design as you wish, easy to use, browse the web with never before seen speed and clarity,  a big screen with super smooth and bright definition, watch your favourite movies, loads of ebooks that you can read anywhere you go, (then) HTC Desire can fulfil all your needs. You don’t need to understand phones, just let the phone understand you.

Keywords

隨心所欲(随心所欲)

Pinyin: suí xīn suǒ yù
English: to have one’s own way, to do as one wants
Example: 隨心所欲的手機; a phone (with which) you can do with as you want, a phone (with which) you can do anything with you want

隨意(随意)

Pinyin: suí yì
English: as one pleases, as you wish
Example: 隨意設計專屬桌面; design exclusive desktops as you please

操作(操作)

Pinyin:  cāo zuò
English: operation, manipulation
Example: 操作簡單; easy to operate

前所未有(前所未有)

Pinyin: qián suǒ wèi yǒu
English: never before seen

清晰(清晰)

Pinyin: qīng xī
English: clear, distinct, clarity
Example: 前所未有的快速與清晰; never before seen speed and clarity

順暢(顺畅)

Pinyin: shùn chàng
English: smooth/unhindered

螢幕(萤幕)

Pinyin: yíng mù
English: screen
Example:  順暢明亮畫質的大螢幕; a big screen with super smooth and bright definition

電子書(电子书)

Pinyin: diàn zi shū
English: ebook
Example: 豐富的電子書; an abundance of ebooks

滿足(满足)

Pinyin: mǎn zú
English: satisfy

一切(一切)

Pinyin: yī qiē
English: everything
Example: HTC Desire滿足你要的一切; (the) HTC Desire will satisfy/meet all (your needs)

  • This is a great post Dave!

    Could you please add the pinyin in your next post? (I know you have a great annotation tool, and some readers would have browser plug-ins, but it is easier to see all in the same post, especially when reading from iPad for example).

    Thank you!

  • No problem, I’ll add he Pinyin back, it’s easy to forget sometimes that people are viewing the page on different devices.

    Thanks for the feedback!