Klaarzin

Klaarzin
Klaarzin
Name:
Michel
Joined:
04.11.2021
Role:
Master
Points:
8877
Contributions:
878 translations, 1 transliteration, 80 songs, 13 collections, 1591 thanks received, 73 translation requests fulfilled for 41 members, 5 transcription requests fulfilled, added 3 idioms, explained 7 idioms, left 327 comments, added 39 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.

Languages
Native
Dutch
Fluent
English
Advanced
German, French
Intermediate
Italian
Beginner
Greek, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
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878 translations posted by Klaarzin, 1 transliteration posted by Klaarzin DetailsAll Translations

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Michèle Torr
French → English
Victor Hugo
French → English
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French → English
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Gerbrand Bredero
Dutch → English
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Gerbrand Bredero
Dutch → Transliteration
  
Gianna Nannini
Italian → English
Favorites2  2
Max Ehrmann
English → Dutch
Favorites1  
William Butler Yeats
English → Dutch
  
Edward Elgar
Latin → Dutch
  
Edward Elgar
Latin → German
  
Edward Elgar
Latin → English
Favorites3  
Joseph Haydn
Latin → English
Favorites2  
Paul Verlaine
French → Dutch
  
Paul Verlaine
French → English
Favorites1  
Rainer Maria Rilke
French → German
  
Idea Vilariño
Spanish → Dutch
  
M. Vasalis
Dutch → German
Favorites2  
M. Vasalis
Dutch → English
Favorites3  
William Butler Yeats
English → Dutch
Favorites1  

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