nicholas.ovaloff

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Name
bg: Никола | en: Nicholas | it: Nicola | fr : Nicolas | jp: ニコラ
Joined
19.12.2014
Role
Editor
Points
5690
Contribution
447 translations, thanked 591 times, solved 13 requests, helped 10 members, transcribed 8 songs, added 1 idiom, left 234 comments
Interests

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

  • Languages – basically everything about them: learning/studying, examining/analysing their development in time, their impact on human psychology and way of thinking, translating etc.
  • Listening to and discovering music – that's where I earn most of my knowledge about any language. If I don't have any music I can listen to in my target language, I eventually abandon learning it.
  • Singing
  • Collecting vinyl records (so far I have around 80 of them)
  • Photography (not professionally, just for fun)
  • Astrology (my Part of Fortune is in Gemini, thus the wide variety in interests)
  • Calligraphy
  • Typography
  • Drawing portraits
  • Poetry
About me

 Hey there! My name is Nicholas and I'm 20 years old. Languages and music have been my passion ever since I was little. I started learning English in kindergarten, and French – in high school. I also used to study Russian for three years before entering high school, and due to the more or less mutual intelligibility with my native Bulgarian, I can understand it to a certain degree, but I don't use it. I'm self-taught when it comes to every other language which I've chosen as "studied". Yet, I'm mostly concentrated on Italian, Japanese, Esperanto and Czech.

 I'm also quite meticulous when it comes to typography, grammar and punctuation. I respect each language's rules and particularities.

 Apart from LyricsTranslate, I occasionally contribute to the Bulgarian Wikipedia and Wiktionary. I also have a personal blog (in Bulgarian) in which I blog about the music I love (currently on hiatus).

About the languages I've chosen that I'm fluent in:

 Please note that I don't consider myself fluent in any language apart from my native Bulgarian. Yet I've chosen English, Italian, French and Esperanto as the ones I feel most confident to both use and work with (with that meaning speaking and translating from and into these languages). As for the languages which I've chosen as "studied", I can understand them to some extent, depending on the language, but I don't use them that frequently as much as the ones I feel most confident with. I use them (only) to translate songs from, not into.

Shortcuts for signs I often use:

  • … (ellipsis as a single symbol)
  • × (times repeated) – I use it for any stanzas or lines that happen to be repeated in songs, as well as for indicating the repetition of the chorus
  • → (arrow pointing to the right) – I use it when I notify translators for the changes I've applied to the source lyrics or when suggesting any improvements)
  • Āā, Ēē, Īī, Ōō, Ūū (vowels with macrons) – for romāji transcriptions of titles or lyrics
  • А̀а̀, Ъ̀ъ̀, О̀о̀, У̀у̀, Ѐѐ, Ѝѝ, Ю̀ю̀, Я̀я̀ (Bulgarian Cyrillic vowels with grave accents) – used for differentiating some words which are written the same, but pronounced differently (quite rarely and not all of them being used)
  • Žž (Жж), Čč (Чч), Šš (Шш), Ǎǎ (Ъъ) – for transliterating titles of songs in Bulgarian
  • Œœ – for writing some words in French

Favourite singers, bands, instrumentalists etc. (sorted by nationality [in alphabetical order] and then by preference):

Languages
Native
Bulgarian
Fluent
English, Esperanto, French, Italian
Studied
Czech, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Neapolitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish
Contact Me

447 translations posted by nicholas.ovaloffDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Alla PugachevaСвята лъжа Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
TonikaMaria Bulgarian → Esperanto2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Chisato MoritakaМостът „Уатарасе“ Japanese → Bulgarian
thanked 1 time
Japanese → Bulgarian
thanked 1 time
TonikaPost la urba muziko Bulgarian → Esperanto1
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaInstruistino, mi kisas vian manon Bulgarian → Esperanto1
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaNur mi Bulgarian → Esperanto1
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaAmo por ĉiam Bulgarian → Esperanto5
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
DalidaMorire sul palco French → Italian2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
French → Italian
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaUnu knabino ekzistas Bulgarian → Esperanto2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaSilento Bulgarian → Esperanto2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaĈio estas kanto Bulgarian → Esperanto2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaSe ĝi diros al mi Bulgarian → Esperanto1
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
BeloslavaMi volas esti kun vi Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Tatsuro YamashitaЯхни времето Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Rositsa KirilovaNia sekreto Bulgarian → Esperanto1
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaLa blanka rivero Bulgarian → Esperanto1
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaRedonu al mi mian infanecon, panjo Bulgarian → Esperanto1
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaTagnokto Bulgarian → Esperanto3
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
TonikaEstu somero Bulgarian → Esperanto3
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
BeloslavaSonĝo Bulgarian → Esperanto1
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Irina FlorinMi povas Bulgarian → Esperanto1
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
MinaЛига Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Rositsa KirilovaLa somero finiĝis Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaMi intence elektis vin Bulgarian → Esperanto5
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
BeloslavaEta blanka boato Bulgarian → Esperanto1
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Rositsa KirilovaNudpieda sur la asfalto Bulgarian → Esperanto1
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
BeloslavaMi forgesis mian ŝalon Bulgarian → Esperanto2
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Irina FlorinHieraŭaj floroj Bulgarian → Esperanto2
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Irina Florin昨日の花 Bulgarian → JapaneseBulgarian → Japanese
Irina FlorinFleurs d'hier Bulgarian → FrenchBulgarian → French
Matia BazarКакво пък толкова Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaКакво пък толкова Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Irina FlorinYesterday's Flowers Bulgarian → English
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → English
thanked 1 time
BeloslavaHo dimenticato la mia sciarpa Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
BeloslavaJ'ai oublié mon écharpe Bulgarian → FrenchBulgarian → French
MinaЗнам English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
MinaКой ли Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaС пълно гърло Italian → Bulgarian
thanked 1 time
Italian → Bulgarian
thanked 1 time
MinaИскам да ми е добре Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaНадуваема кукла Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Ichiko AobaЗнак от песента Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
MinaГолям, голям, голям Italian → Bulgarian
thanked 1 time
Italian → Bulgarian
thanked 1 time
Ichiko AobaA Sign of a Song Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
Tomoko AranХання Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Tomoko AranHannya Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
Shinji TanimuraЦветя Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Margarita HranovaSlancio Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Rositsa KirilovaA piedi nudi sull'asfalto Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Lili IvanovaNove cerchi Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
PerfumeСкоростта на звука English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
PerfumeМагията на любовта Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
PerfumeЕдин милиметър Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Anna OxaНежен образ Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
PerfumeНебе Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Lili IvanovaNon c'è nessuno Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
PerfumeRain of Jewels Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
PerfumeFuture Pop Japanese → English
thanked 2 times
Japanese → English
thanked 2 times
PerfumeПопът на бъдещето Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Lili IvanovaRequiem Bulgarian → EnglishBulgarian → English
Lili Ivanovaレクイエム Bulgarian → JapaneseBulgarian → Japanese
Marius KurkinskiMonologue à l'amour Bulgarian → French4Bulgarian → French
Lili IvanovaRekviemo Bulgarian → EsperantoBulgarian → Esperanto
Lili IvanovaRequiem Bulgarian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → French
thanked 1 time
Lili IvanovaRequiem Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Marius KurkinskiMonologo sull'amore Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Lili IvanovaĈu Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
Lili IvanovaLa vita Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Camellia Todorova (Camy Todorow)正夢 Bulgarian → JapaneseBulgarian → Japanese
Lili IvanovaTreno di mezzanotte Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Lili IvanovaSupposizione Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
MinaЕ, добре, искам те Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaЛека нощ, уморена обич моя Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Loretta GoggiИзпълнен с любов Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Perfume23:30 Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Alla PugachevaПрез очите на дете English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
PerfumeВсеки ден Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
ArisaЖена като мен Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Momoko KikuchiMystical Composer Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
Momoko KikuchiNight Cruising Japanese → English
thanked 2 times
Japanese → English
thanked 2 times
MinaБухтичка Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaДругата ми половина Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)От сърцето нататък Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
ArisaЗа да продължа да живея Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaВълшебната пръчица Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Momoko KikuchiПожелавам си Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Momoko KikuchiI Will Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
Momoko KikuchiAdventure Japanese → English
thanked 1 time
Japanese → English
thanked 1 time
PerfumeFammi sapere Japanese → ItalianJapanese → Italian
PerfumeНека да узная Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
PerfumeLet Me Know Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
NetiTesoro Bulgarian → Italian1
5
1 vote
Bulgarian → Italian
5
1 vote
Lili IvanovaTu mi hai chiamata Bulgarian → Italian1
5
1 vote
Bulgarian → Italian
5
1 vote
Mango (Italy)Опасно е да се надвесваш Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
DalidaЗа да стигна дотук French → BulgarianFrench → Bulgarian
MadonnaЛуда по теб SEnglish → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
MinaЗаедно Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaОбич моя Italian → Bulgarian
thanked 1 time
Italian → Bulgarian
thanked 1 time
Anna OxaБяла луна Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaМаракеш Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)Следвайки орела Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian

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