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These are the candidates for Translation of the week.
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Two-thirds majority in favour (group 1)

  • (Except those who have only the vote of nomination, see group 5).
  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes), second those with less negative votes and thirdly in order of nomination.



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6 (=6-0)


5 (=5-0)



4 (=4-0)



4 (=5-1)

en:Deosai National Park[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 16.667%) (Group 1)

The Deosai National Park (Urdu: دیوسائی نیشنل پارک‎) is a high-altitude alpine plain and national park in northern Pakistan. It is located largely within Astore District in Gilgit Baltistan. Deosai Plains are situated at an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above sea level.

Support Support

  1. Very beautiful photos for this national park in Asia. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:03, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 01:06, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Cohaf (talk) 05:16, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. Nice pics. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 08:58, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  5. -- Erebuss (talk) 12:43, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too langs--Shizhao (talk) 07:07, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


3 (=3-0)

en:Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines[edit]

(ru:Музей советских игровых автоматов)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines (Russian: Музей советских игровых автоматов) is a private historical interactive museum that keeps a collection of arcade machines that were produced in the USSR since the mid-1970s. April 13, 2007 is considered to be the foundation day of the museum. Visitors of the museum are given 15-kopeck coins at the entrance to get the arcade machines started. The ticket price also includes an excursion.

Support Support

  1. I think it's a very interesting museum --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:23, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
  2. Looks good. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 08:27, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
  3. unequivocally--Cohaf (talk) 01:53, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Sevastopol Naval Base[edit]

(ru:Севастопольская военно-морская база)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Sevastopol Naval Base (Russian: Севастопольская военно-морская база; Ukrainian: Севастопольська військово-морська база) is a naval base located in Sevastopol, on disputed Crimean peninsula. It is a base of the Russian Navy and the main base of the Black Sea Fleet.

Support Support

  1. Only 5 languages for this important naval base --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:00, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. No brainer, Support Support--Cohaf (talk) 01:09, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 02:53, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Monsoon of South Asia[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The monsoon of South Asia is among several geographically distributed global monsoons. It affects the Indian subcontinent, where it is one of the oldest and most anticipated weather phenomena and an economically important pattern every year from June through September, but it is only partly understood and notoriously difficult to predict. Several theories have been proposed to explain the origin, process, strength, variability, distribution, and general vagaries of the monsoon, but understanding and predictability are still evolving.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:03, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 05:33, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. Fair, do fix the citation needed tag. --Cohaf (talk) 16:41, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



3 (=4-1)

en:Pashkov House[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 20%) (Group 1)

The Pashkov House (Russian: Пашко́в дом) is a neoclassical mansion that stands on a hill overlooking the western wall of the Moscow Kremlin, near the crossing of the Mokhovaya and Vozdvizhenka streets. Its design has been attributed to Vasily Bazhenov. It used to be home to the Rumyantsev Museum—Moscow's first public museum—in the 19th century. The palace's current owner is the Russian State Library.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:53, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 23:15, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
    --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 07:23, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Cohaf (talk) 07:53, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 01:07, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Undersourced §2 and §3.1 to §3.3. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 03:13, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Free Solo[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 20%) (Group 1)

Free Solo is a 2018 American documentary film about climbing El Capitan in Yosemite.

Support Support

  1. A new documentary that's attracted attention, 11 languages. --Deryni (talk) 05:32, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. This article covers many "major" languages, but is a good candidate. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 04:01, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. Yes, good article.--Cohaf (talk) 16:42, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  4. Nice, and not to many languages. Erebuss (talk) 09:15, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too langs--Shizhao (talk) 02:05, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il badges[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 20%) (Group 1)

Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il badges are lapel pins with portraits of the eternal leaders of North Korea, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. They have been made since the late 1960s. The badges are produced by the Mansudae Art Studio. There are more than 20 different designs, some of which are more sought-after than others. Ordinary North Koreans wear simple designs with a portrait of Kim Il-sung, whereas those higher up in the society prefer badges that have both Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il portrayed.

Support Support

  1. Ranan (talk) 16:08, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 16:44, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 12:09, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
  4. Funny. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 02:50, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 05:23, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment

  • I won't oppose, for this is funny, but also trivia. Deryni (talk) 17:48, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I wonder why the corresponding articles' sizes in kowiki and jawiki are small, and why they only have "Kim Il-sung badges". --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 07:10, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

en:Close (film)[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 20%) (Group 1)

A 2019 action thriller film directed by Vicky Jewson and starring Noomi Rapace.

Support Support

  1. Six langs. Deryni (talk) 22:44, 3 May 2019 (UTC) --Deryni (talk) 22:44, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
  2. Okay--Cohaf (talk) 03:29, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 12:45, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
  4. No problem. Release date is not a problem either. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 22:57, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too recent (Release date: January 2019) --Holapaco77 (talk) 08:22, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment

Yes, it's close in the meaning of close protection, i.e. bodyguard. Deryni (talk) 03:22, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

2 (=2-0)


2 (=3-1)

en:Black Country Living Museum[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

The Black Country Living Museum (formerly The Black Country Museum) is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings in Dudley in the West Midlands of England

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:25, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 12:03, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 08:14, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. -- Erebuss (talk) 12:35, 1 February 2019 (UTC) Too long.

Comment Comment


en:Barrington J. Bayley[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

Britsh science fiction author

Support Support

  1. Well known sci-fi author in 10 langs so far. --Deryni (talk) 12:55, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 02:18, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Erebuss (talk) 09:17, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too short. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:15, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


2 (=4-2)

en:Hewing[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 3 days)

In woodworking, hewing is the process of converting a log from its rounded natural form into lumber (timber) with more or less flat surfaces using primarily an axe. It is an ancient method, and before the advent of the industrial-era type of sawmills, it was a standard way of squaring up wooden beams for timber framing.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 07:52, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 07:56, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 14:27, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. -- Zquid (talk) 10:37, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:47, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 03:44, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Jennifer Yu (chess player)[edit]

(fr:Jennifer Yu)

(Net support = 2; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 19 days)

American chessplayer, winner of the Amercian championship 2019 for women.

Support Support

  1. 16-year-old sensational winner with almost only victories. Deryni (talk) 15:46, 31 March 2019 (UTC) --Deryni
  2. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 08:15, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Erebuss (talk) 10:11, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Cohaf (talk) 04:43, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:49, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 21:20, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


Between 2/3 and 50% support (group 2)

  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes) and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has the number of oppose votes is 1/3 or more of that of total votes for two months, it will be removed from the list (rule 3).



1 (=2-1)


1 (=3-2)

en:Publicity stunt[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 24 days)

A publicity stunt is a planned event designed to attract the public's attention to the event's organizers or their cause. Publicity stunts can be professionally organized, or set up by amateurs.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 06:09, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. easy for translation. -- Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 07:26, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 01:04, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Too short, it looks like a stub. --Holapaco77 (talk) 20:19, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. Per above, content ought to be improved.--Cohaf (talk) 06:28, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:2019 redefinition of SI base units[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 3 days)

A redefinition of SI base units is scheduled to come into force on 20 May 2019. The SI base units will then be defined by setting exact numerical values for the physical constants. The new definitions aim to improve the SI without changing the size of any units, thus ensuring continuity with existing measurements. In November 2018, the 26th CGPM unanimously approved these changes, which the CIPM had proposed earlier that year.

Support Support

  1. This is very important for all the sciences, but also for all people as the units of measurement are used every day in the ordinary life --β16 - (talk) 19:53, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Holapaco77 (talk) 17:42, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Zquid (talk) 10:41, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too langs-Shizhao (talk) 01:50, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. too complex + having a OR tag.--Cohaf (talk) 16:40, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment

Equal oppose and support, and a minimum of 2 positive votes (group 3)

  • Sorted first by the net support and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has an equal number of opposing votes and supporting votes for one month, it will be removed from the list (rule 2).
  • (With a minimum of 2 positive votes, of course. Candidates with 1-1 stay in group 5, to prevent unjust rewards.)

0 (=3-3)

en:Pacific Northwest tree octopus[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 20 days)

The Pacific Northwest tree octopus is an Internet hoax created in 1998 by Lyle Zapato. This fictitious endangered species of cephalopod was given the Latin name "Octopus paxarbolis" (the species name being coined from Latin pax, the root of Pacific, and Spanish arbol meaning "tree"). It was purportedly able to live both on land and in water, and was said to live in the Olympic National Forest and nearby rivers, spawning in water where its eggs are laid. Its major predator was said to be the Sasquatch. The Pacific Northwest tree octopus website is among a number of sites commonly used in Internet literacy classes in schools, although it was not created for that purpose.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 11:30, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 09:48, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 09:16, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. No references for section "Result". Otherwise, this "species" seems rather amusing. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 00:31, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
    Thank you, Super Wang, I didn't notice the missing refs. Try to find refs after the Easter holidays, OK? // Zquid (talk) 14:48, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
    Sure, take your time. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 11:38, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    @Zquid: Do we have any update? --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 12:03, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  2. Too short as per above removed, it's just 2 paragraphs. --Cohaf (talk) 16:43, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:16, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment Time for an article about hoaxes? (I just looove "How you can help" (link) in ref 1...) :-D Zquid (talk) 11:30, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

en:Dorji family[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 25 days)

The Dorji family (Dzongkha: རྡོ་རྗེ་; Wylie: Rdo-rje) of Bhutan has been a prominent and powerful political family in the kingdom since the 12th century AD. The family has produced monarchs, Prime Minister of Bhutan, Prime Ministers, Dzong lords and governors. The fourth king of Bhutan [Druk Gyalpo : Dragon king], Jigme Singye Wangchuck, as well as his son the current fifth king of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, are also members of the Dorji family and therefore also descendants of the royal family of Sikkim. The Dorji family is also the holder of the Bhutan House estate in Kalimpong, India.

Support Support

  1. Ranan (talk) 15:10, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 12:09, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 17:44, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. refimprove.--Cohaf (talk) 16:44, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. Quantity of references does not match size of article. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 02:51, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:16, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment Important article about Bhutan history. Ranan (talk) 15:10, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Less than 50% support (group 4)

  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes) and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has more opposing votes than supporting ones for two weeks, it will be removed from the list (rule 1).



New candidates (group 5)

  • With only 1 positive vote. (Regardless of whether they receive a negative vote or more.)
  • Sorted first by the net support and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has no vote after two weeks, it will be removed from the list (rule 4).

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en:O Que É Que A Baiana Tem?[edit]

(pt:O Que É que a Baiana Tem?)

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 7 days)

O que é que a baiana tem? is a song composed by Dorival Caymmi in 1939 and recorded by Carmen Miranda.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 12:05, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment

en:Histoire Naturelle[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 0%) (Group 5) (No votes from 4 days)

The Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi (French for Natural History, General and Particular, with a Description of the King's Cabinet) is an encyclopaedic collection of 36 large (quarto) volumes written between 1749–1804 by the Comte de Buffon, and continued in eight more volumes after his death by his colleagues, led by Bernard Germain de Lacépède. The books cover what was known of the "natural sciences" at the time, including what would now be called material science, physics, chemistry and technology as well as the natural history of animals.

Support Support

  1. --Ranan (talk) 16:12, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Blending inheritance[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 3 days)

Blending inheritance is an obsolete theory in biology from the 19th century. The theory is that the progeny inherits any characteristic as the average of the parents' values of that characteristic. As an example of this a crossing of a red flower variety with a white variety of the same species would yield pink-flowered offspring.

Support Support

  1. --Ranan (talk) 16:13, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
  2. It reminds me of my high school days. I know someone on zhwiki that is capable of checking out those biology stuff. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 06:01, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:00, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment