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Why Harem Intrigue When You Can Just Raise A Dog Instead? (Chp 27)

Chapter 27: Grounded (禁足)

Translator: Nyamachi
English proofreaders: JimmyfromIT
& 247Reader

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September 2020 Edit: JimmyfromIT was kind enough to go back through my translations and edit all the ones he hadn’t done yet. The chapter should read a lot smoother now. Goodness, there were a lot of mistakes in this chapter looking back on it~ (> o <);;

November 2021 Edit: 247Reader has done another pass-through for this chapter! Thanks for your hard work!

Thank you again for your kind words and support, everyone! I appreciate the company as I continue on my journey as a translator :3 Please take care of me!

TL Thoughts:

Phew! That took a while! I hope I didn’t keep you waiting too long. This is my first time translating. I really struggled with the punctuation in this chapter. Sometimes descriptions would run on with multiple commas and I wasn’t sure whether to somehow write in that style or break the sentence apart as I saw fit. I would love any feedback you might have about the translation quality, any mistakes, better phrasing etc. <3

Until next time,



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  • thank you for your work, very much appreciated!

    • Thank you for stopping by!

      • Thank you very much for translating this novel!

        • Thank you for reading! <3 I hope you enjoy it!

  • That was awesome, I thought you were a veteran translator!!! Thanks so much for picking this up!!!

    • Thank you! That means a lot <3 I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  • Wooow~! I’m so happy this has been picked up again!! Thank you very much for your hard work in translating this. It was an easy & pleasant read, with little to fault (in terms of grammar and sentence structure). Thank you also for the helpful references at the end of the chapter.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Thank you so much! I’m glad the notes were helpful 🙂

  • Thank you very much for picking up this gem of a novel! (≧▽≦)
    You did a wonderful job in translating it and it was a joy to read. I look forward to the following chapters. (✪ω✪)

  • Thanks for picking this up. I tried MTL but my English was beyond saving for a while

  • Thanks for picking this up. I tried MTL but my English was beyond saving for a while

  • Thank you so much for picking this up! Greatly appreciated your work! So happy!

    • Thank you for reading! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • I’m so happy you picked this up to translate! Your translation is really nice and fluid, no hiccups at all. I was also amazed that you didn’t split the chapters. Thank you for putting in the hard work. Normally, I would just lurk around after reading the translation but with the quality of work you did I can’t help but leave a comment. Keep up the good work. I’m looking forward to visiting your site more.

    • Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words <3 Hahaha yeah, it was so long (= o =) I personally prefer reading complete chapters, even if I have to wait longer. Thanks for leaving a comment!

  • Thank you so much for picking up this novel. Your translation was really good. It was easy to read and there were no noticeable grammatical errors.

    • Thank you <3 I appreciate the feedback!

  • Wow didn’t even notice this was your first time translating, you’ve done such a good job!

    Thanks for picking up this novel! 💕

    • Thank you! Also thanks for the follow 🙂 I hope you continue to enjoy reading.

  • Thanks so much for picking up this novel! I really appreciate your hard work! 🙂

    • No problem! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  • Awesome work!! Thank you for the time and effort your put into this along with the excellent translation!

    • Thank you so much! I’m happy you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Thank you for your hard work! You did really great ♡♡♡

  • Thank you so much for this chapter and for picking up this novel! 💕💕💕💕💕👍👍👍👍

  • Thank you for translating! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔノ♡♡♡

  • It’s me from NU forum! :3 You did a great job with this chapter, it was a pleasure to read. I hope you keep going, congrats on taking the translator step!

    • Hey, thanks again for your help! :3 I’m so glad you like it ☺️

  • Ty for picking this up. You know she could’ve just pretended to be pregnant and got a child out of somewhere to act as her baby.After all she’s so powerful as to have a guard pretend to be the emperor and her dad holds rein to all matters. But I guess the author is really hell bent on ruining her.

    • Haha the same thing ran through my head when I read that part. I’m pretty sure they could’ve made a moon bump or used some kind of padding to fake the pregnancy.

  • Thank you for picking this up!

  • Thank so very much for picking this up

  • Thanks for picking this up, Nyamachi. It was a great pleasure reading the translation as it shows that you’re effectively bilingual. Looking forward to more chapters!

    • Thanks for your kind words ❤️ ahah don’t think I’m quite there yet but appreciate it all the same. Thanks for reading!

  • Firstly, I would like to tell you that it is currently midnight, and in my plight of being unable to fall asleep and having read all my ongoing-addict-novels (this one is placed in the “okay” one I created to stop myself from my impatience xD hence accumulating ~hopefully~ as many chapters as I can when I stumble upon it. However, the previous tl-er stopped tl-ing this.
    My point being : midnight + unexpected surprise = high pitched scream. Consequences? Angry neighbors xD

    Thank you so much for taking this up, I know how hard ancient setting Chinese novels are to translate, and here comes my second point …..

    HOLY SHIIIIEZZZ. First translation? Brrrruuuuuuuuu…. Are you a genius? This fluidity despite some grammatical errors, it’s so enjoyable!! And the NSFW ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Uggggh

    Although I think I’d love the pinyins such as Zhen or Bengong ? I dunno, it feels stylish xD

    But, your translation is amazing. If I weren’t so broke, I’d literally fund you all the coffee, sugar, energy necessary! Lmao

    So! Thanks for taking this on!!! And it’s really amazing to the point that it made my neighbors angry! (*Shameless* compensation with another chapter? xD JK)


    • Hello Gumi! This is a very late reply but thank you so much for your kind words! I like your idea of using Zhen or Bengong. Maybe I’ll try it in a future chapter 🙂 Thank you again for the encouragement! <3

      • No problem; I really love and admire your work ! You just got yourself another faithful follower 😉

  • Thanks for picking up this novel!

  • I was so excited when I saw that this novel had been picked up. You’ve done a great job with the grammar and punctuation (I’m actually an English teacher) and I love your descriptions. Thank you! 😀

    • Thank you! I’m glad the descriptions are helpful. ^ ^

  • I love you for picking up this novel! One of my top favorite novels! Hope you’ll be able to translate it til the end! I even let my brain overheat when I MTL-read this for more than 7 times already 😀

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