https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Writing In Your Target Language! (October 2017 edition)

Writing in your target language helps boost your skills a lot! So I devised a competition that anyone can compete in! It is a creative writing competition in which native and/or proficient speakers of a language can help correct your story to help you understand your mistakes and target language better and hopefully be beneficial to your learning. I am hiring native and proficient speakers to help correct (information below).


The Rules:

  • You must write in a language that is not your native language.
  • Your story must follow the prompt.
  • Your story must follow the Guidelines
  • Be willing to accept feedback and don't be rude to anyone.
  • Absolutely NO Google Translate!

Directions:

To participate in the competition, the first part of your post must say what language you are writing in so we know. Some languages can be hard to differentiate. Then write your story in your target language. It can be any length, but please do not make it too long. The hired correctors will correct your work kindly and then I will give you 5 lingots for participation.


Correctors:

The correctors correct your work and will be as helpful as possible.

English: Maughanster_, EnzoKrensky
Spanish: WispMSP, EnzoKrensky
Russian: CheetahMltkn
Czech: MaraTemaji
French: Tamuna10
Italian: Tamuna10

You can apply to be a corrector if you it is your native tongue or if you are proficient, and there can be more than one corrector for each language!


Applications:

You can apply to be a corrector in the comments below. I hope that people that speak another language will seize this opportunity. You must be a native/proficient speaker in both English and the language you want to correct in. Your application must tell me about WHY you want to be a corrector in both English and the language you wish to correct (if you wish to correct in English, then just do one in English). Please give honest feedback and I wish you good luck! (FYI, please give feedback in English!)


Prompt:

You are stuck on a deserted island with only one pocketknife and a rope that you brought. There is only a palm tree and some sand on the island. What will you do?


If this goes successfully, I will hopefully be posting one of these every calendar month, so see you in November! If you have any questions, please ask them below. I hope you join!


Next Edition: November Edition

No more entries will be accepted in this post. Thank you! Please post your story in the November edition.
October 3, 2017

38 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

I'll be writing in German (Deutsch)

Ich habe Angst vor dieser Situation. Ich bin hier alleine! Es gibt nichts zu machen außer sorgen, und es gibt niemand mit wem zu sprechen.

Ich will doch nicht sterben! Vielleicht gibt es etwas, dass ich machen kann.......

Zuerst mache ich eine Zeichnung in dem Sand, die sagt, "Helfen Sie mir" und hacke ich etwas Holz mit meinem Messer. Ich mache ein Feuer für die Flugzeugen, damit sie mich sehen kann.

Ich mache in der Mitte der Insel ein Bett, womit zu schlafen.

Dann grabe ich im Sand, um das Wasser zu (filtieren?) und ich versuche ein bisschen davon.

Es schmeckt wie gutes Wasser, denn ich ein bisschen trinke. Nur ein bisschen.

Später in der Nacht sieht mich ein Hubschrauber, und holen sie mich ab.

Dann bin ich sicher im meinem Haus :D

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.Darth.Solo.

lol. Love the story.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryPotterJedi

Great story!!!!! :) Also .Darth.Solo. I love your name and profile picture!!! :D happy learning!!!!!

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.Darth.Solo.

Thanks mate.

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Thanks for sharing! I love your story (which I can actually understand, woohoo)! Five lingots for participation and I hope we get a German corrector soon!

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph437

I can be an Italian Correcter

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

Português

La cabeça de um homem desorientada levanta confundidamente; ¿Onde estou?

Faz alguns minutes ele estive em um barco com os seus amigos. A única coisa que ele pode ver agora é o azul de um mar tranquilo sim fin.

Sentendo fraco, o homem tenta levantar apenas para cair na arena. Camisa cheia com arena, o homem tenta levanta pela segunda vez encontrando que está sozinho em uma ilha.

Afortunadamente, a ilha tem um árbol, é o homem tropeça ao sombra do árvore para encontrar uma faca maçante, uma caneta de color azul, um corda longa, e uma nota.

O homem pega a nota para aprender....seu barco AFUNDOU! O mensagem lê

Querido João, O barco Afundou. Não sei onde está os demais. Vou tentar conseguir ajuda.

Te amo, Branca

João tirou o papel na arena, sentindo um vazio profundo, en quanto leu o final da carta

....

17 de Setembro

......

Fue escrito faz mais de duas semanas; ela deve tinha morrido no processo de conseguir ajuda.

Sem Branca, João decide que não pode seguir vivendo sim ella. Debaixo o sol caloroso, ele amarrou um laço da ropa, e o anexou à árvore. João pensa a seu mesmo, 'isto é o fim, te amo Branca.' Ele segue a colocar o laço em volta do seu pescoço, sabendo que estos momentos serão seus últimos na terra....cuando ele escuta

Joã....o......Jo....ão......J....oão.........JOÃO!

—João que tá fazendo!?!?! Não pode dormir todo o dia. Vamos comer agora! –diz Branca

—ou....sim......diz João respondendo lentamente, ....claro....você não pode imagin...

_ Tudo bem? interrumpa Branca.

—Sim, vamos comer. Te amo querida —diz João

—Amo você também. Vamos comer —Branca


I can help with English editing, and possibly Spanish if someone who is native is not encountered

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Thank you!

I can help with English editing, and possibly Spanish if someone who is native is not encountered

Can you write an application, and then I can accept you for Spanish? (I trust that you speak English well, so I can put you down for that)

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

I like Spanish. Esencialmente esto.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Haha. You're hired. Thanks for applying!

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

Genial!

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hxvan.
  • 1148

مرحبا

According to they, they would correct us, but as it is not happening I came to correct your Portuguese story. I am also learning portugues so it can have few mistakes.

Português

O chefe de um homem fica confuso, onde estou? Poucos minutos atrás ele estava em um barco com seus amigos. A única coisa que ele pode ver agora é o azul do mar calmo sem fim. Sentir-se fraco, o homem tenta levantar-se apenas para cair sobre a areia, sua camisa está cheia de areia, o homem lentamente se levanta pela segunda vez achando que ele está sozinho em uma ilha.

Felizmente, a ilha tem uma árvore e o tropeça com a sombra de uma árvore para encontrar uma faca de bolso, uma caneta azul, uma corda longa e uma nota.

O homem cola a nota para saber o que acontece ... seu barco AFOUNDOU! Diz a mensagem

Caro Jaão, o navio afundou, não sei onde estão os outros, vou tentar obter ajuda, Branca.

João jogou o papel na areia, sentindo um vazio profundo assim que ele leu o final da carta...

17 de setembro

Foi escrito há mais de duas semanas, ela deve ter morrido tentando obter ajuda.

Sem Branca, João decide que não pode continuar vivendo sem ela, sob o sol quente, ele amarra a corda para a árvore. João pensa para si mesmo: "Este é o fim, eu te amo Branca". Ele está prestes a colocar o arco no pescoço, sabendo que estes seriam os últimos momentos na terra ... quando ele ouvir:

JOÃO ... JOÃO ... JOÃO!

  • João, o que você está fazendo? Você não pode dormir o dia todo, vamos comer agora - diz Branca
  • oh ... sim ... diz João responpondiendo lentamente ... claro, você não pode imagin...
  • Esta tudo bem? Interrompe Branca
  • Sim, vamos comer. Eu amo você querida - diz João
  • Eu também te amo, vamos comer - Branca.
November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

Yeah... I looked it over a while ago and caught some spanish stuff in there. Like I remember using árbol instead of árvore and then there is some other verb stuff.

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CheetahMltkn

I can be a Russian corrector.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

You might want to read the "Corrector" and "Application" parts of my post.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CheetahMltkn

OK. I want to be a corrector, because I want to help people write better in my native language. Я хочу быть корректором, потому что я хочу помогать людям писать лучше на моем родном языке.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Alright, thanks! You're hired!

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kewlitzel

I can be Spanish corrector :)

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

You might want to read the "Corrector" and "Application" parts of my post.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hxvan.
  • 1148

I will write it in Esperanto:

Mi demandas al min: Kion mi faras en ĉi tiu insulo?, Kiel mi aperis en ĉi tiu insulo?, do mi estas malsata, tiam mi vidas al la palmo, kaj mi vidas unu palmofrukton, mi ne scias se mi povas tranĉi tiun palmofrukton, tiam mi memoras ke unu fojo mi provis malfermi palmofrukton, sed mi malsukcesis.

Do, poste, por amuzo, mi ekis fari figurojn el la insula sablo, mi faris kastelon, tiel mi freneziĝis mi faris novan landon ĉi tie. kaj kiam mi mortiĝis mi faris tion ĉe la ĉefa plazo en mia lando.

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JasonMey

Tiu rakonto estas malluma.

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Sorry for getting to you late! Thank you for participating!

October 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hxvan.
  • 1148

Ok. No problem.

November 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Hello :) I'd like to be corrector for French and Italian ^^ I am a moderator of both of these languages (I moderate FR-IT, IT-FR and FR-RU courses here on Duolingo). :)

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Bonjour :) Je voudrais être un correcteur du français et de l'italien ^^ Je suis un moderateur de ces deux langues (je modère les cours FR-IT, IT-FR et FR-RU ici sur Duolingo). :)

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Buongiorno :) Vorrei essere un correttore di francese ed italiano ^^ Sono un moderatore di queste due lingue (dei corsi FR-IT, IT-FR e FR-RU qui su Duolingo). :)

October 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Thanks Tamuna10, you're hired!

EDIT: Do you also want to sign up for Russian?

October 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.Darth.Solo.

Je am writing in French. Je suis un mouche. Et je suis un serpent. ET JE SUIS UN OURS. Bonne nuit. JE NE SUIS PAS UN CHAUVE SOURIS. The end!!!

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kewlitzel

Wait so you're 3 animals? I'm also learning French.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/.Darth.Solo.

Duo says I'm more!

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Je suis une chatte!

October 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLjEMCwfst

O_o

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BeCreative__

The brilliance of Duolingo showcased in one comment.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLjEMCwfst

*J'écris en français. Je suis une mouche, un serpent et un ours. Bonne nuit!

Aussi,

*Je ne suis pas une chauve souris. C'est fini.

Im sorry, I had to correct you. :') Hopefully these will help you improve..

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kewlitzel

Apply for Spanish corrector- Alright so English is my second tongue and I always speak it, but I grew up learning Spanish too so I'm pretty good at both of those languages. Spanish translation - Yo soy buena hablando español porqué yo crecí con ese lenguaje.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

You're hired! Thank you!

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

I don't know how to respond to this, mostly because I have no idea what I would do even if I was writing a response in English.

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph437

is the contest still going?

October 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MaraTemaji

I donť think my English is good enough to correct something written in it but my native language is Czech if anyone would be interested

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Thanks! Yes, you're hired.

October 14, 2017
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