Question TapRead translation quality

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  1. RedKaiser

    RedKaiser [PATH OF HEAVEN] [RULER OF ALL]

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    Tapread got some tonnes of novel and they even got their own app but!

    Their translation is borderline MTL or either the editor don't know english!

    I had read 2 novel from their site The Last Rock Emperor and Zombie Apocalypse. for 40+ chapters
    Sometime the translation is 5/10 but most are 3.5/10. Don't ask me how I score them but the low point shown how shitty the TL is.

    It seems the site also on pay-to-read but I don't know considering the quality.

    Please prove I'm wrong
     
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    Sutad Aatma Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of them but I did not think boderline MTL translations would still exist, even more so those which had pay-to-read
    Gonna go check them out now cause I am that bored lol

    Edit: Just read a chapter. It feels like a merge of flyingnovels and mtlnovel '-'
     
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    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    But why would you want to be proved wrong? In my experience, most want to be proved right. :blobwoah:

    Well, you can always get someone who hardly understands English to read TapRead's translations; I'm sure they wouldn't think of it as any less... ahem... intelligible... than a decent translation. :blobpeek:
     
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    RedKaiser [PATH OF HEAVEN] [RULER OF ALL]

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    example that made my brain hurt:
    ["Suddenly, he didn't want to escape. He wanted to rush down and fight with those zombies. Let him die in the end!

    At this moment, the skylight on the roof was shattered and a long fire hose fell down.

    Qin An looked up and saw a woman's face at the sky window.

    Her face was dirty and her hair was messy, but Qin An could still recognize that the woman was Qin Xiaoyan at a glance.

    "Husband! Hurry up!" Qin Xiaoyan's voice carried a trace of crying!

    Seeing Qin Xiaoyan, Qin An suddenly wanted to cry. He wanted to pounce into that woman's arms and tell her that he had killed many people. Now, he was really scared, afraid of himself, afraid of this bloody apocalypse!

    He subconsciously reached out and grabbed the fire hose.

    Meanwhile, Qin Xiaoyan was upstairs, using all her life force to pull her back!

    Qin An could no longer see Qin Xiaoyan's figure downstairs!"]




    This the best of the bunch..

    coz I want to hope that only that particular parts are shitty, there might a chance TL might get better on other novel...I mean, the story is good but TL killed it
     
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    Liyus Laksha's Desu~ Cat

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    tapread is the same as webnovels.
    Zongheng(or something like that) and qidian respectively.
    So they own the license for the translation (that is why pay to read).
    And i don't read anything from those site for the simple reason because either it's all MTL(at this point google is better) or they drop novels for no reason or change translators(there is one?) every chapters.
     
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    grish99 [Pelican Hater] [Hater of Face-Slapping]

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    are you really suprised that the quality is bad when they post 40+ chapters of multiple series in the same day?
    and if I remember correctly I saw they do it multiple times
     
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    ValiDxD 『White Dragon Emperor』『Wine Lover』

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    Tapread also has novels from WuxiaWorld like ATG, Sage Monarch etc and they're pay to read. And of course novels from other sites that are free to read but you have to pay on tapread.
     
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    Fp401 Well-Known Member

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    I don't really wanna read anything from them. It is annoying how they just suddenly put up paywall on chapters that were previously available that why I tend to avoid any translations done by them.
     
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    Sutad Aatma Well-Known Member

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    I guess user wanted to rant and have people join him lol

    wait for real? does anyone know the wuxiaworld's account? perhaps they should be tagged and informed that this is happening :blobpeek:
     
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