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“Elementary My Dear Watson”: How We Adapted a Classic to Chinese

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Rufus

Hi guys, I thought you might enjoy this story of how we adapted a Sherlock Holmes story into a Chinese graded reader. It gives a bit of insight on how we localize and grade the texts into something that is readable for lower level learners. 

 

“Elementary My Dear Watson”: How We Adapted a Classic to Chinese

 

Full Disclosure: Mandarin Companion is my company and we publish these graded readers that Chinese learners can read. 

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Demonic_Duck

Interesting read, and I chuckled at your caption down the bottom there. Two small things though: 1) you mention that it was voted the second favourite Holmes story, but the website you cite only lists it as the second favourite Holmes short story. 2) sum of money ;)

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Rufus

Thanks Duck! Made a coupe minor corrections.

 

Glad you caught the joke at the end! I was afraid most people kind of missed it ;-)

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Lu

I agree, nice write-up and I, too, laughed at that last line :-)

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Rufus

How true. Just had to take the literary license on that one because saying -"Elementary": How We Adapted a Classic- just didn't have the same ring to it  :D

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Ania

That was an interesting read! Thanks so much for posting!

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