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Klaarzin

Name:
Michel
Joined:
04.11.2021
Role:
Master
Points:
7180
Contributions:
706 translations, 63 songs, 1089 thanks received, 66 translation requests fulfilled for 35 members, 5 transcription requests fulfilled, added 2 idioms, explained 7 idioms, left 268 comments, added 37 annotations
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About me

I love poetry, music and their well-matched union in song. Translating poetry is a challenge to me. There are many difficulties. It is sometimes hard to find the right word. Languages often have a different ordering of words inside the sentence. Etcetera, etcetera.
Inevitably something gets lost in translation. My ideal is to stay as close to the original as possible. In my view explaining should be avoided in a translation, as it easily kills the magic. It can even lead to 'hineininterpretieren', adding an interpretation to the original. A translation must be clear, but don't underestimate your reader. I think rhythm is more important than rhyme.
Of course I respect different views and approaches.
Many years ago in grammar school I studied Latin and classical Greek, but that knowledge has now faded. Thanks to this education I also manage to translate from Spanish, Portuguese and modern Greek.

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706 translations posted by KlaarzinDetailsAll Translations

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Louise GlückHarvest English → German
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Louise GlückHarvest English → Dutch
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Rainer Maria RilkeBlaue Hortensie E,P,RGerman → Dutch
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Rufus WainwrightLes feux d'artifice t'appellent French → DutchFrench → Dutch
Torquato Tasso497. Se la pietà si niega Italian → English
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Italian → English
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Torquato Tasso497. Se la pietà si niega Italian → Dutch
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Walt WhitmanA clear midnight English → Dutch
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English → Dutch
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Francesco PetrarcaXX. Vergognando talor ch’ancor si taccia E,P,RItalian (Medieval) → English
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Francesco PetrarcaXX. Vergognando talor ch’ancor si taccia M,PItalian (Medieval) → English
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Francesco PetrarcaXX. Vergognando talor ch’ancor si taccia E,P,RItalian (Medieval) → DutchItalian (Medieval) → Dutch
Dorothy ParkerHealed E,P,REnglish → Dutch
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Bertolt BrechtBallade vom Förster und der Gräfin E,P,R,SGerman → Dutch
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Christmas CarolsHoe leit dit kindeke Dutch → German
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Christmas CarolsHoe leit dit kindeke Dutch → English
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Christmas CarolsNu zijt wellekome Dutch → German
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Christmas CarolsNu zijt wellekome Dutch → English
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Christmas CarolsStille Nacht E,R,SGerman → DutchGerman → Dutch
Sara TeasdaleA fantasy E,P,REnglish → Dutch
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Emily Dickinson1391 They might not need me but; they might P,REnglish → Dutch
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Robert Schumannop. 25 n. 24 Du bist wie eine Blume. E,P,R,SGerman → Dutch
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William WordsworthSplendor in the Grass M,P,REnglish → Dutch
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Heinrich HeineIch kann es nicht vergessen M,P,RGerman → Dutch
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Lord ByronLa Revanche English, French → French
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Marcel ProustLaissez pleurer mon cœur PFrench → English3
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William WordsworthLines Written in Early Spring M,P,REnglish → Dutch
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Dorothy ParkerGeneral Review Of The Sex Situation M,REnglish → Dutch
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William BlakeThe Question Answered REnglish → FrenchEnglish → French
Dorothy ParkerA Very Short Song M,P,REnglish → Dutch
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Vera JahnkeNur ein Märchen? E,P,RGerman → Dutch
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William BlakeSeveral Questions Answered M,P,REnglish → Dutch
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Dorothy ParkerThe Very Rich Man E,P,REnglish → German
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Dorothy ParkerThe Very Rich Man E,P,REnglish → Dutch
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Sara TeasdaleWinter Stars English → Dutch
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Vera JahnkeGlückliches Wiedersehen German → English
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Vera JahnkeGlückliches Wiedersehen German → Dutch
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Elli PaspalaCanzone arrabiata Italian → Dutch
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Elli PaspalaCanzone arrabiata Italian → English
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Vera JahnkeDas Boot E,RGerman → Dutch6
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William BlakeThe Question Answered English → Dutch
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William BlakeThe Question Answered English → German
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Sara TeasdaleDeep In The Night English → German
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Sara TeasdaleDeep In The Night English → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDer, welcher wandert diese Straße German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDer, welcher wandert diese Straße German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartIn diesen heil´gen Hallen German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartIn diesen heil´gen Hallen German → English
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Rainer Maria RilkeDas Einhorn German → English
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Rainer Maria RilkeDas Einhorn E,P,RGerman → Dutch
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Johann Sebastian BachBWV 21, 3 Aria S "Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not". E,RGerman → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartO Isis und Osiris German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartO Isis und Osiris German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPapageno's aria German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPapageno's aria German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPapageno & Papagena Duett German → Dutch
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Rainer Maria RilkeUn cygne French → German
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Lord ByronShe walks in beauty M,P,REnglish → Dutch
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Rainer Maria RilkeDie Kurtisane German → Dutch
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Rainer Maria RilkeDie Kurtisane German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 12. Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton. German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 12. Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton. German → Dutch
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Thérèse SteinmetzChe farò senza Euridice? Italian → DutchItalian → Dutch
Christoph Willibald GluckChe farò senza Euridice? Italian → DutchItalian → Dutch
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 11 O Ew'ge Nacht! Wann Wirst Du Schwinden? German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 11 O Ew'ge Nacht! Wann Wirst Du Schwinden? German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 10 "Wo willst du kühner Fremdling, hin?". German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 10 "Wo willst du kühner Fremdling, hin?". German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSequence: VI. Lacrimosa Latin → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSequence: VI. Lacrimosa Latin → Dutch
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Francesco PetrarcaCCCLXV. I’ vo piangendo i miei passati tempi Italian (Medieval) → English
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Francesco PetrarcaCCCLXV. I’ vo piangendo i miei passati tempi Italian (Medieval) → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte, 9, Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben. German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte, 9, Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben. German → English
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Johann Sebastian BachBWV 102, 5 Aria T: "Erschrecke doch" German → English
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Johann Sebastian BachBWV 102, 5 Aria T: "Erschrecke doch" German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 8 Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn. German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 8 Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn. German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 7 Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen. German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 7 Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen. German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 6 Du feines Täubchen, nur herein! German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 6 Du feines Täubchen, nur herein! German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 5 Quintet "Hm Hm Hm". German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 5 Quintet "Hm Hm Hm". German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 1 Zu Hilfe, zu Hilfe. German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 1 Zu Hilfe, zu Hilfe. German → Dutch
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Lucia PoppDer Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen German → English
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Diana DamrauDer Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen German → English
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Sabine DevieilheDer Hölle Rache German → English
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Christine DeutekomDer Hölle Rache German → English
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDer Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen German → English
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Lucia PoppDer Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen PGerman → Dutch
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Diana DamrauDer Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen PGerman → Dutch
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Sabine DevieilheDer Hölle Rache PGerman → Dutch
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Christine DeutekomDer Hölle Rache PGerman → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDer Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen PGerman → Dutch
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Abel HerzbergFragment Dutch → English
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Abel HerzbergFragment Dutch → German
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 4 Arie: O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn. German → Dutch
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Wolfgang Amadeus MozartK 620 Die Zauberflöte 4 Arie: O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn. German → English
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