Ondagordanto

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Joined:
19.12.2014
Role:
Editor
Points:
10524
Contributions:
752 translations, 4 transliterations, 1407 thanks received, 28 translation requests fulfilled for 21 members, 49 transcription requests fulfilled, added 1 idiom, left 411 comments, added 1 annotation
Interests

I can say I have a wide variety of interests, but the ones I invest most of my time in are (enumerated more or less accordingly):

  • Languages – pretty much everything about them: from the whole learning/studying process, translation, up to examining/analysing their development by time, their impact on human psychology and way of thinking etc.
  • Listening to and discovering music – that's where I earn most of my knowledge about any language. If I don't have any songs to translate in my target language, I eventually abandon learning it.
  • Singing;
  • Playing the piano (I can't read any notes though, I can play by ear only.);
  • Collecting vinyl records;
  • Photography (just for fun) and photo editing;
  • Astrology;
  • Calligraphy;
  • Poetry.
About me

 Languages and music have been my passion ever since childhood. I like using my knowledge of them in order to make song lyrics accessible in other languages. It's both a process of self-enrichment and a way of being useful to other people.

 I'm quite meticulous in terms of typography, grammar and punctuation. I respect the rules and particularities of every language, hence I do my best to apply them. Of course, I'm by no means flawless, so if you think I've made a mistake somewhere, please do notify me.

 Also, please bear in mind that I do not take requests for translating songs. I've done it a few times in the past, but it's not really my thing. I publish translations only of songs that I personally like.

About the languages I've chosen as being fluent in, and the ones chosen as studied:

 I don't consider myself fluent in any language besides my native Bulgarian. Yet, I've chosen English, Italian, French and Esperanto rather as the ones I feel most confident to both use and work with – by that meaning speaking and translating both from and into these languages. As for the ones I've chosen as studied, I can understand them at different rates, depending on their proximity to other languages I'm better at. Here's a list in detail (sorted alphabetically):

  • Czech and Slovak: I can understand both decently well, but Czech slightly predominates, as I'm concentrated on it more. I still have a lot of vocabulary I to catch up on, as well as to get used to the word order. I have some hard time expressing myself in them due to the lack of practice.
  • German: For some reason, I find it hard concentrating on this language. I'd like to advance, but something always seems to prevent me from doing it at this point. Hence I can understand some rather basic German.
  • Greek: Thanks to Greek being in the Balkan sprachbund – which makes it close to Bulgarian in terms of grammar and having a common way of expressing oneself – I can understand some of it, but it's vocabulary that I lack the most so far. I'm not very exposed to it, so I hardly ever use it.
  • Hindi: I learned some Hindi through a website (and later through Duolingo as well) and managed to translate a favourite song of mine into Bulgarian, but nothing more.
  • Hungarian: I still have a lot to learn, but I can understand some basic Hungarian.
  • Japanese: I use my knowledge of it only to translate songs from it. I've also done a few translations into it of easier lyrics, but I can hardly use it for everyday speech, again, due to the lack of practice and for not being quite advanced in it.
  • Neapolitan: I started learning it only for being able to understand songs, so I don't use it at all.
  • Polish: I started learning Polish rather recently, but thanks to my previous knowledge of Czech, Slovak and Russian, I can understand some of it.
  • Portuguese: Thanks to my knowledge of Italian and French, I understand it almost as well as them. (The same applies for Spanish, but I'm not interested in it.) There's still room to improve in terms of vocabulary and verb tenses. Yet again, due to the lack of practice, I have a very small number of translations into it so far. I prefer European Portuguese, so that's the variety I'm going to use in my translations, but I have no problems at using Brazilian in communication as well.
  • Romanian: Again, thanks to my knowledge of Italian and French, and also to the fact that Romanian belongs to the Balkan sprachbund, I experience almost no problem at using and understanding it. I still have some things to polish (no pun intended), but nonetheless, I can understand it fairly well and use it when needed.
  • Russian: I studied it for three years from 5th to 7th grade on a rather basic level, in later years continued on my own. Thanks to its similarity to my native Bulgarian, I can understand it to a decent degree (mostly when written, slightly less when spoken), but I can hardly use it correctly if I have to express myself in it.
  • Swahili: I learned some Swahili through Duolingo, but I've forgotten a lot of vocabulary and grammar.
  • Turkish: I learn it mostly for fun, as I love its grammatical features and the overall sounding of it. I can understand more basic sentences, but nonetheless, I find using it rather difficult at this point.

Shortcuts for symbols I often use, but don't have on my keyboard:

  • (Ellipsis as a single symbol);
  • (Arrow pointing to the right) – I use it when notifying translators for the changes I've applied to the source lyrics or when suggesting any improvements;
  • Āā, Ēē, Īī, Ōō, Ūū (Latin vowels with macrons) – for rōmaji transcriptions of titles or lyrics;
  • А̀а̀, Ъ̀ъ̀, О̀о̀, У̀у̀, Ѐѐ, Ю̀ю̀, Я̀я̀ (Cyrillic vowels with grave accents) – for indicating stressed syllables in Bulgarian when needed;
  • Ǎǎ (Latin Aa with caron) – for transliterating the letter Ъъ in Bulgarian titles;
  • Œœ – for French;
  • , İ, Ğğ, Şş – for Turkish;
  • Ёё, (Em dash) – for Russian.
Languages
Native
Bulgarian
Fluent
English, Esperanto, Italian, French
Studied
Greek, Neapolitan, German, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swahili, Turkish, Hungarian, Hindi, Czech, Japanese
Contact Me

752 translations posted by Ondagordanto, 4 transliterations posted by OndagordantoDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfosort descending
BajmВ подножието на стъклената планина Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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RezerwatСърце за… Polish → BulgarianPolish → Bulgarian
BajmЛюбовта и аз Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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PerfumeПретенденти English, Japanese → BulgarianEnglish, Japanese → Bulgarian
Lena d'ÁguaДалеч съм Portuguese → BulgarianPortuguese → Bulgarian
Rui VelosoПорту Кову Portuguese → BulgarianPortuguese → Bulgarian
Obywatel G. C.Al vi mi pardonas (Misio) Polish → Esperanto
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Polish → Esperanto
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Obywatel G. C.Je te pardonne (Mission) Polish → French
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Polish → French
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Obywatel G. C.На теб прощавам (Мисия) Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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Mylène FarmerВлюбване French → BulgarianFrench → Bulgarian
BajmLe lac du bonheur Polish, French → French
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Polish, French → French
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BajmЕзерото на щастието Polish, French → BulgarianPolish, French → Bulgarian
Marika GombitováСтудентска любов Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
Marius KurkinskiAma milito Bulgarian → EsperantoBulgarian → Esperanto
Marika GombitováКогато изметат Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
Marika GombitováМалинов чадър Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
Hana HegerováКоварен гост Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Marika GombitováПобърканата Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
Beata BartelikСън за ясни дни Polish → BulgarianPolish → Bulgarian
Helena VondráčkováДве малки крила ги няма тук Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Helena VondráčkováВремето е срещу нас Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Helena VondráčkováНека се върнем назад Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Helena VondráčkováЗа щастие, още имам своята компания от приятели Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Sima MartausováОчарованието на обикновените неща Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
Doni & MomchilSovaĝa rozo Bulgarian → EsperantoBulgarian → Esperanto
Doni & MomchilDivá ruža Bulgarian → SlovakBulgarian → Slovak
BeloslavaSogno Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Nelly RangelovaJusqu’à quand Bulgarian → FrenchBulgarian → French
Nelly RangelovaFino a quando Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Nelly RangelovaĜis kiam Bulgarian → EsperantoBulgarian → Esperanto
Nelly RangelovaDokedy Bulgarian → SlovakBulgarian → Slovak
Lili IvanovaKdoví Bulgarian → CzechBulgarian → Czech
Kasia KowalskaНещо оптимистично Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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Edyta BartosiewiczИзлъгах Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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Lili IvanovaWho Knows Bulgarian → EnglishBulgarian → English
Lili IvanovaAnd Go Again Bulgarian → EnglishBulgarian → English
ABBAЧестита Нова година English → Bulgarian
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English → Bulgarian
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Lili IvanovaIncredibil Bulgarian → RomanianBulgarian → Romanian
António VariaçõesВечно те няма Portuguese → BulgarianPortuguese → Bulgarian
Lili IvanovaRéquiem Bulgarian → PortugueseBulgarian → Portuguese
Lili IvanovaFlustro Bulgarian → EsperantoBulgarian → Esperanto
Lili IvanovaChuchotement Bulgarian → French2Bulgarian → French
Lili IvanovaWhisper Bulgarian → English
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Bulgarian → English
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Lili Ivanova & Asen GargovCasa dimenticata Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Lili IvanovaNu ești pentru mine Bulgarian → Romanian4
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Bulgarian → Romanian
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Lili IvanovaVi ne taŭgas por mi Bulgarian → EsperantoBulgarian → Esperanto
Lili IvanovaTu n’es pas fait pour moi Bulgarian → French
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Bulgarian → French
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Lili IvanovaYou're Not Made for Me Bulgarian → English
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Bulgarian → English
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Lili IvanovaВ името на вярата French → BulgarianFrench → Bulgarian
Irene FargoЖената на Ибсен Italian → Bulgarian1
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Italian → Bulgarian
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Alla PugachovaСто часа щастие Russian → Bulgarian
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Russian → Bulgarian
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Alla PugachovaВ Петербург има буря Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
Alla PugachovaИздигни се над суетата! Russian → Bulgarian
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Russian → Bulgarian
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Alla PugachovaОтникъде Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
Alla PugachovaЖената, която пее Russian → Bulgarian
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Russian → Bulgarian
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Alla PugachovaКолко тревожен е този път Russian → Bulgarian
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Russian → Bulgarian
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Alla PugachovaТеб те има на света Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
Irina FlorinEn troisième personne Bulgarian → French
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Bulgarian → French
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Alla PugachovaНа масата гореше свещ… P,R,SRussian → Bulgarian2
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Russian → Bulgarian
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1 vote, 2 thanks received
Alla PugachovaНие в този живот Russian → Bulgarian
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Russian → Bulgarian
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Marika GombitováLe monde des arbres Slovak → FrenchSlovak → French
Marika GombitováСветът на дърветата Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
Alla PugachovaРечно корабче Russian → Bulgarian
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Russian → Bulgarian
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Lili IvanovaNeuvěřitelně Bulgarian → CzechBulgarian → Czech
Lili IvanovaIncroyable Bulgarian → FrenchBulgarian → French
Lili IvanovaIncredible Bulgarian → English
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Bulgarian → English
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Neoton FamíliaЛюбов в големия град Hungarian → BulgarianHungarian → Bulgarian
Viktor LazloДълго разстояние (Есен във Виена) French → BulgarianFrench → Bulgarian
Marie RottrováМежду нас казано Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Marie RottrováЧасът на пеперудите Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Marie RottrováОнзи автобус вече тръгна Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Marie RottrováБъди моята надежда Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Kati KovácsЛъжливо сияние Hungarian → BulgarianHungarian → Bulgarian
Alla PugachovaЛюбов, подобна на сън Russian → Bulgarian2
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Russian → Bulgarian
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Karel GottЩом някога Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana HegerováЧереши Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
AntibiotikaSpazio freddo Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Irina FlorinJe peux Bulgarian → French
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Bulgarian → French
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Karel GottВече отварям вратите Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Karel GottКъде се намираше онази къща Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Karel GottИмам приказен дом Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
Karel GottПо петите ти съм Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Peter NagyНа моя етаж Slovak → BulgarianSlovak → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováЕсента е тук Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
MilvaНе ме е яд на теб Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Karel GottОбичал съм и обичам Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Karel GottКой те, бяла брезичке, оголва Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováТа значи се върна Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Karel GottВълтава Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováКой знае къде заспиваш и с кого Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováСъобщение за всички гълъби Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Karel GottСледвай щастието Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováБило му по-добре Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováЛястовиче гнездо Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Karel GottЩе остана верен на себе си Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováОтдавнашни любови Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováНосът на добрите надежди Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováПлащам за всеки миг с теб Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováРека от чудеса Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováТи си моята вяра Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian

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