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These are the candidates for Translation of the week.
Propose a new candidate

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.



7 (=7-0)


6 (=6-0)


5 (=5-0)



4 (=4-0)

en:Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines[edit]

(ru:Музей советских игровых автоматов)

(Net support = 4; 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)
  4. Ohhhhhh*10 Viztor (talk) 02:05, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:National Historic Sites of Canada[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

National Historic Sites of Canada (French: Lieux historiques nationaux du Canada) are places that have been designated by the federal Minister of the Environment on the advice of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC), as being of national historic significance

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:18, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 02:40, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Cohaf (talk) 11:20, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  4. Ranan (talk) 22:28, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



4 (=5-1)

en:Belgian government in exile[edit]

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

The Belgian government in London (French: Gouvernement belge à Londres, Dutch: Belgische regering in Londen), also known as the Pierlot IV Government, was the government in exile of Belgium between October 1940 and September 1944 during World War II. The government was tripartite, involving ministers from the Catholic, Liberal and Labour Parties. After the invasion of Belgium by Nazi Germany in May 1940, the Belgian government, under Prime Minister Hubert Pierlot, fled first to Bordeaux in France and then to London, where it established itself as the only legitimate representation of Belgium to the Allies.

Support Support

  1. --Ranan (talk) 11:27, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. Long, but interesting and good. -- Deryni (talk) 17:38, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  3. Okay. Quite long but a GA is worth translating.--Cohaf (talk) 17:43, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  4. GA --Shizhao (talk) 02:57, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Uruk (talk) 20:30, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 03:53, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment



4 (=6-2)

en:Hewing[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

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)
  5. -- This is what I would call fun. Viztor (talk) 16:12,11 June 2019 (UTC)
  6. -- Deryni (talk) 05:03, 18 June 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



3 (=3-0)

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:Penne alla vodka[edit]

(it:Penne alla vodka)

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

Penne alla vodka is a pasta dish made with vodka and penne pasta, usually made with heavy cream, crushed tomatoes, onions, and sometimes sausage, pancetta or peas. The recipe became very popular in Italy and in the United States around the 1980s, when it was also offered to discotheque customers. The recipe thus became an icon of the fashionable cuisine of the time, which preferred the use of cream in first courses. Even today, penne alla vodka is a typical dish of Italian-American cuisine.

Support Support

  1. Buon appetito - Bon Appétit - Enjoy your meal! --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:13, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 17:44, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  3. I love it. My mouth is watering. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 23:43, 12 June 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: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)


en:Norrmalmstorg robbery[edit]

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

The Norrmalmstorg robbery was a bank robbery and hostage crisis best known as the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome. It occurred at the Norrmalmstorg square in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1973, and was the first criminal event in Sweden covered by live television. Jan-Erik Olsson, a convicted criminal on leave from prison, held up a bank, taking four hostages. During the ensuing crisis, the police agreed to bring his friend Clark Olofsson to the bank, and the two bonded with the hostages, who acted to protect their captors, despite being repeatedly threatened by them. After the police mounted a teargas attack five days into the crisis, the robbers surrendered. Olsson was sentenced to 10 years for the robbery, while Olofsson was ultimately acquitted. The paradoxical actions of the hostages led to a great deal of academic and public interest in the case, including a 2003 Swedish television film and a 2018 American film.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 12:44, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. Interesting. Let us learn about Stockholm syndrome. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 23:53, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- As Super Wang. Deryni (talk) 11:08, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  4. count me in.--Cohaf (talk) 11:18, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too langs--Shizhao (talk) 00:54, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment



3 (=5-2)


2 (=2-0)

en:Caftan (Metropolitan Museum of Art)[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

A caftan or coat of linen with silk borders in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art represents the typical clothing worn by horsemen along the Silk Road in the North Caucasus during the 8th–10th centuries. The caftan is reconstructed from garment fragments excavated from a burial ground near Moshchevaja Balka (located by the Bolshaya Laba River in Karachay-Cherkessia, on the Pontic–Caspian steppe). Moshchevaja Balka is considered part of the Saltovo-Mayaki archaeological culture. The caftan is associated with a pair of silk leggings with linen feet, also in the Met. Along with fragmentary garments from Moshchevaja Balka in the collection of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, the caftan and leggings represent rare survivals of garments from the Caucasus, where the climate—unlike that of more arid regions—is not generally conducive to the preservation of organic materials

Support Support

  1. --Zquid (talk) 18:47, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 17:42, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment Good article, but please help to identify this reference "Kajitani (2001), " what book this is? At least for the first time the references should be listed in full. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 08:28, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

@Cohaf: Ref number 3? // Zquid (talk) 11:57, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Can someone collapse all the rest into ref no 3. Listing separately seems odd and readers will go wondering.--Cohaf (talk) 13:12, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Cohaf: Hmmm... I don't understand...? It's different pages? // Zquid (talk) 13:19, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Will sfn work? --Cohaf (talk) 13:21, 12 June 2019 (UTC)Zquid I realize the method I have in mind needs much work. If I translate then I will do local adjustments.--Cohaf (talk) 17:42, 12 June 2019 (UTC)



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:Visby City Wall[edit]

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

Visby City Wall (Swedish: Visby ringmur, sometimes Visby stadsmur) is a medieval defensive wall surrounding the Swedish town of Visby on the island of Gotland. As the strongest, most extensive, and best preserved medieval city wall in Scandinavia, the wall forms an important and integral part of Visby World Heritage Site.

Built in two stages during the 13th and 14th century, approximately 3.44 km (2.14 mi) of its original 3.6 km (2.2 mi) still stands. Of the 29 large and 22 smaller towers, 27 large and 9 small remain. A number of houses that predate the wall were incorporated within it during one of the two phases of construction. During the 18th century, fortifications were added to the wall in several places and some of the towers rebuilt to accommodate cannons.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:50, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. Quite long but suggest can omit the large table.--Cohaf (talk) 08:31, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  3. Long as it seems, that is a UNESCO heritage site. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 11:14, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. too long--Shizhao (talk) 02:58, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment It's a long article, but I suggest translation without the part "Towers, buildings, gates and parts of the wall" (or make that part short). // Zquid (talk) 16:50, 11 June 2019 (UTC)


en:Philippine space program[edit]

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

The space program of the Philippines is decentralized and is maintained by various agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). There is no dedicated space agency to oversee the country's space program and is funded through the National SPACE Development Program by the DOST. Early Philippine initiatives in space technology has been led by private firms although in the recent years the government has played a more active role.

The Philippines has been involved in space technology since the 1960s, when the government built an Earth satellite receiving station by the administration of then-President Ferdinand Marcos. It was also during the latter part of this period that a Filipino private firm acquired the country's first satellite, Agila-1 which was launched as an Indonesian satellite. In the 1990s, Mabuhay had Agila 2 launched to space from China.

In the 2010s, the Philippine government partnered with the Tohoku and Hokkaido Universities of Japan to launch the first satellite designed by Filipinos, Diwata-1. Diwata-1 is a microsatellite. The government was able to develop and send two more small-scale satellites, Diwata-2 and Maya-1. A centralized space agency has been proposed in the legislature to address funding and management issue faced by the country's space program.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 11:31, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 02:59, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 19:12, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  4. Fair, source 7/8 is missing btw. --Cohaf (talk) 18:15, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. I'd like it, but that's too long. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 01:40, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment



2 (=4-2)

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

(Net support = 2; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 23 days)

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)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 07:27, 31 May 2019 (UTC)--Uruk (talk) 07:27, 31 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)

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:Monsoon of South Asia[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 26 days)

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

  1. Too long, therefore doesn't meet standard of ToW. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 09:08, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  2. Refimprove. --Holapaco77 (talk) 05:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Barrington J. Bayley[edit]

(Net support = 1; Against = 40%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 19 days)

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)
  2. Per Holapaco77.--Cohaf (talk) 16:47, 24 May 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)


0 (=2-2)

en:Alchon Huns[edit]

(Net support = 0; Against = 50%) (Group 3) (No votes from 8 days)

The Alchon Huns, also known as the Alchono, Alxon, Alkhon, Alkhan, Alakhana and Walxon, were a nomadic people who established states in Central Asia and South Asia during the 4th and 6th centuries CE. They were first mentioned as being located in Paropamisus, and later expanded south-east, into the Punjab and central India, as far as Eran and Kausambi. The Alchon invasion of the Indian subcontinent contributed to the fall of the Gupta Empire and in a sense brought an end to Classical India.

Support Support

  1. --Ranan (talk) 22:57, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 17:41, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. Way too long.--Cohaf (talk) 17:45, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. Guess that's not a translation of 'week'. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 23:44, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment



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).

Propose a new candidate

en:Franz Strauss[edit]

(de:Franz Strauss)

(Net support = -1; Against = 66.667%) (Group 5) (No votes from 10 days)

Franz Joseph Strauss (26 February 1822 – 31 May 1905) was a German musician. He was a composer, a virtuoso horn player and accomplished performer on the guitar, clarinet and viola. He was principal horn player of the Bavarian Court Opera for more than 40 years, a teacher at the Royal School of Music, Munich, and a conductor.

Strauss is perhaps best known as the father of the composer Richard Strauss, on whose early musical development he was a great influence, steering his son to the classical and away from modern styles. As a composer, Strauss senior is remembered for his works for the horn. They include two concertos and numerous smaller works.

Support Support

  1. --Ranan (talk) 21:51, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
    --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 01:14, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. He was just the father of Richard Strauss. --Holapaco77 (talk) 09:32, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. Per ^ --Cohaf (talk) 17:45, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment


en:Miss Baker[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Miss Baker (1957 – November 29, 1984) was a squirrel monkey who in 1959 became, along with rhesus macaque Miss Able, one of the first two animals launched into space by the United States and safely returned.

Support Support

  1. -- Zquid (talk) 11:28, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 18:16, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment