altermetax

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Mattia
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1491 translations, 3777 thanks received, 865 translation requests fulfilled for 261 members, 20 transcription requests fulfilled, added 4 idioms, explained 13 idioms, left 1480 comments, added 1 annotation

Translating is like coding

Interests

I love computer science. I spend lots of time making programs and learning new stuff. In particular, the two fields I like the most are systems programming and back end web development.
I'm also quite interested in languages (especially Germanic ones) and etymology. That's the reason why I ran into LyricsTranslate.
I like translating anything I'm able to, so I will mainly fulfill requests between Italian and English, and often German as well.

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile 😀
I'm an Italian computer engineering university student with an interest in languages. I mostly spend my time on this website writing translations and transcribing and proofreading lyrics.
If you're new and need advice about the site or help with the Italian language, feel free to ask me anything.

Here's the reason why my status reads “Translating is like coding”:
When you translate, you read a sentence in a language, understand it (that is, turn it into the idea it's expressing) and then try to phrase such idea (almost from scratch, unless the languages are very similar) in another language in a refined way. An analogous thing happens with coding: you need to analyze the way your brain solves a problem and explain it unambiguously and in an elegant manner. In fact, when translating and when programming I almost feel like I'm performing the same process.
Both human languages and programming languages work very differently from the human brain, but they resemble each other very closely. Both have a specific syntax, both can sound good or bad, both have a documentation (or dictionary), both may have synonyms, and so on.
Also, although it doesn't seem to be a widely shared opinion, I think both can be considered art forms.

Websites I find useful:
Dict.cc (great for German ↔ English)
WordReference (for Italian ↔ English)
Reverso Context (for translations in context)
Wiktionary (for any language to English, great for etymology, conjugation and declension)

Have a nice time 🙂

Languages
Native
Italian
Fluent
English
Studied
German
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1491 translations posted by altermetaxDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfosort ascending
Eduardo De CrescenzoGiorni difficili Italian → English1
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Italian → English
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Linda FähUnd ich tanze German → English
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German → English
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Sarah ConnorBedingungslos German → Italian
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German → Italian
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Johannes OerdingIch hab dich nicht mehr zu verlieren German → English
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German → English
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LottieWhy Do We Listen To Music English → Italian
2 thanks received
English → Italian
2 thanks received
ErniaFerma a guardare (Remix) Italian → English
2 thanks received
Italian → English
2 thanks received
Alexa FeserLinie 7 German → English
2 thanks received
German → English
2 thanks received
Non/Disney FandubsIn die weide Wöd [Into the Unknown] German (Austrian/Bavarian) → GermanGerman (Austrian/Bavarian) → German
CephalgyWas Bleibt German, English → English
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German, English → English
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Michael CretuYour Favourite Toy English → German
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English → German
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Gianni MorandiUn po' di pena Italian → English2
2 thanks received
Italian → English
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SilentRebel83Fate English → Italian
2 thanks received
English → Italian
2 thanks received
Non/Disney FandubsZag di mia [Show Yourself] German (Austrian/Bavarian) → GermanGerman (Austrian/Bavarian) → German
HeimataerdeAllein German → English
2 thanks received
German → English
2 thanks received
Nick LoweChristmas at the Airport English → Italian
4 thanks received
English → Italian
4 thanks received
George ThorogoodBad to the Bone English → Italian
2 thanks received
English → Italian
2 thanks received
Sarah LeschLicht German → Italian2
3 thanks received
German → Italian
3 thanks received
Over the Moon (OST)Rocket to the Moon (in 31 Languages) Danish, English, French, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Arabic (other varieties), Chinese (Cantonese), Vietnamese → German2
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Danish, English, French, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Arabic (other varieties), Chinese (Cantonese), Vietnamese → German
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Sarah ConnorBye Bye German → English
7 thanks received
German → English
7 thanks received
GaleffiIl regalo perfetto Italian → English
2 thanks received
Italian → English
2 thanks received
BlutengelKomm Zu Mir! German → English1
2 thanks received
German → English
2 thanks received
MegaherzUnter Strom German → English2
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German → English
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Blacklite DistrictCold As Ice English → ItalianEnglish → Italian
Shania TwainIt Only Hurts When I'm Breathing English → German
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English → German
2 thanks received
Vera JahnkeDer alte Baum German → English3
5
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German → English
5
1 vote, 7 thanks received
Tangled: The Series (OST)Nichts mehr zu verlieren [Nothing Left To Lose] German → Italian
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German → Italian
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Tangled: The Series (OST)Nothing Left to Lose (Italian) Italian → GermanItalian → German
Sergio EndrigoAltre emozioni Italian → English
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Italian → English
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Marion RungTom Tom Tom English → Italian
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English → Italian
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Serena RossiCome una Bussola [Love Is A Compass] Italian → GermanItalian → German
Serena RossiCome una Bussola [Love Is A Compass] Italian → English
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Italian → English
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Wolfgang RiedmannGianni Menardini German → Italian
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German → Italian
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Franz Josef DegenhardtTonio Schiavo German → Italian3
4 thanks received
German → Italian
4 thanks received
GaudianoPolvere da sparo Italian → English2
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1 vote, 3 thanks received
Italian → English
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
Nino de AngeloGar nicht mehr German → English2
2 thanks received
German → English
2 thanks received
Tangled: The Series (OST)Waiting in the Wings (Reprise) (Italian) Italian → EnglishItalian → English
Tangled: The Series (OST)Crossing the Line (Italian) Italian → English
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Italian → English
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Tangled: The Series (OST)Nothing Left to Lose (Italian) Italian → English5
2 thanks received
Italian → English
2 thanks received
Tangled: The Series (OST)Nichts mehr zu verlieren [Nothing Left To Lose] German → EnglishGerman → English
Sonia LiebingGänsehaut German → English2
2 thanks received
German → English
2 thanks received
Gigi ProiettiHo detto al sole Italian → English
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Italian → English
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Gigi ProiettiLa solita canzone Italian → English
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Italian → English
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (OST)Jacks Dilemma [Jack's Obsession] German → ItalianGerman → Italian
dArtagnanAn der Tafelrunde German → English
2 thanks received
German → English
2 thanks received
Céline DionBoundaries English → Italian1
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English → Italian
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Robert Downey Jr.Smile English → Italian
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English → Italian
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Over the Moon (OST)Fort von hier (Reprise) [Rocket to the Moon (Reprise)] German → ItalianGerman → Italian
Over the Moon (OST)Fort von hier (Reprise) [Rocket to the Moon (Reprise)] German → EnglishGerman → English
Over the Moon (OST)Fort von hier [Rocket to the Moon] German → ItalianGerman → Italian
Over the Moon (OST)Fort von hier [Rocket to the Moon] German → EnglishGerman → English
Hansi SüssenbachWenn Liebe siegt German → English
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German → English
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RettoreLailolà Italian → GermanItalian → German
Elisabeth das MusicalLa vita è mia [Ich gehör nur mir] Italian → GermanItalian → German
Elisabeth das MusicalIch gehör nur mir German → Italian
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German → Italian
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LOTTEWenn Liebe kommt German → English
5 thanks received
German → English
5 thanks received
Capital BraEinsam an der Spitze German → EnglishGerman → English
Over the Moon (OST)Volo via [Rocket to the Moon] Italian → GermanItalian → German
ElodieVolo via [Rocket to the Moon] Italian → German
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Italian → German
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Vanessa MaiFort von hier [Rocket to the Moon] German → Italian3
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German → Italian
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Vanessa MaiFort von hier [Rocket to the Moon] German → EnglishGerman → English
Frozen 2 (OST)I Seek the Truth [Outtake] English → German3English → German
Leona LewisRun English → Italian
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English → Italian
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Moana (OST)Oltre l'orizzonte (reprise) [How Far I'll Go (reprise)] Italian → GermanItalian → German
Mark ForsterAu revoir (ohne Sido) German → ItalianGerman → Italian
Mark ForsterÜbermorgen German → Italian
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German → Italian
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Mark ForsterBist du Okay German → Italian1
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German → Italian
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MaybebopTheorie und Praxis German → EnglishGerman → English
Freikorps choirNachts steht Hunger German → English
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German → English
15 thanks received
VogelfreyWalhalla German → Italian2
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German → Italian
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Ralph Breaks the Internet (OST)Zero English → German2
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English → German
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Nathan FrancfortLabbra Rosso Vino Italian → English
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Italian → English
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Notre-Dame de Paris (Musical)Your love will kill me [Tu vas me détruire] English → German
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English → German
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CephalgyTeile Mit Mir Die Einsamkeit German → English1
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German → English
3 thanks received
Isolation BerlinWenn ich eins hasse, dann ist es mein Leben German → English2
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1 vote, 2 thanks received
German → English
5
1 vote, 2 thanks received
Vera JahnkeZum 6. September German → Italian1
5 thanks received
German → Italian
5 thanks received
Funker VogtThe Voices of the Dead English → German
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English → German
2 thanks received
Trolls World Tour (OST)Geboren zu sterben [Born to Die] German → EnglishGerman → English
Aladdin (OST)Il mondo è mio [A Whole New World] Italian → GermanItalian → German
Mary Poppins Returns (OST)Unter Londons Himmelszelt [(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky] German → Italian
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German → Italian
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Frank HerbertDune English → Italian
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English → Italian
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VogelfreyWalhalla German → English4
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1 vote, 3 thanks received
German → English
5
1 vote, 3 thanks received
Giacomo LeopardiLa Ginestra (o il fiore del deserto) Italian → GermanItalian → German
Mulan (OST) [2020]Coraggio, onestà e lealtà [Loyal Brave True] Italian → German2Italian → German
Marco FrisinaPreferisco il Paradiso Italian → English
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Italian → English
2 thanks received
Michael CretuZeitlose Reise German → English
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German → English
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (OST)La canzone di Sally [Sally's Song] Italian → GermanItalian → German
Volker RosinKäpt´n Louie German → English
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German → English
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Luca DirisioCalma e sangue freddo Italian → English
2 thanks received
Italian → English
2 thanks received
Vera Jahnkeabschied German → Italian1
4 thanks received
German → Italian
4 thanks received
Schwarzer EngelGötterfunken German → English
4 thanks received
German → English
4 thanks received
Mulan (OST) [2020]Reflection English → German
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English → German
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ITALIAN ALLSTARS 4 LIFEMa il cielo è sempre blu Italian → German
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Italian → German
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FuturyoNemesi Italian → GermanItalian → German
Die Höchste EisenbahnWoher denn German → English
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German → English
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Lena ValaitisNimm es so wie es kommt German → English2
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German → English
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AkonSo Blue English → Italian
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English → Italian
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Elisabeth das MusicalDie Schatten werden länger (Reprise) German → ItalianGerman → Italian
FuturyoMorto Italian → GermanItalian → German
MeinhardSpiegelblick German → English
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German → English
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NOURImiss all ur jokes English → GermanEnglish → German

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