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
6272
Contribution
481 translations, thanked 637 times, solved 14 requests, helped 11 members, transcribed 13 songs, added 1 idiom, left 254 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 similarity to a big extent with my native Bulgarian, I can understand it to a certain degree, but I don't use it to translate anything into 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, Czech and Romanian.

 I'm also quite meticulous when it comes to typography, grammar and punctuation. I respect each language's rules and particularities and try to put them to practice as much as possible.

 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
  • Ăă, Șș, Țț, „” (quotation marks type 99-99) – for Romanian
  • Ğğ, Şş – for Turkish (note the difference with the Romanian Șș (and Țț) with a comma, not a cedilla)

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

481 translations posted by nicholas.ovaloffDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Alla PugachevaАйсберг Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
Teresa TengЛуната олицетворява сърцето ми Chinese → BulgarianChinese → Bulgarian
Corina ChiriacHo sognato Romanian → ItalianRomanian → Italian
Hana ZagorováNon calpestare, non rompere Czech → Italian
thanked 1 time
Czech → Italian
thanked 1 time
Hana ZagorováIncontro Czech, Italian → ItalianCzech, Italian → Italian
Corina ChiriacЗабрави тъгата Romanian → BulgarianRomanian → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováТам, накъдето соколите летят Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováТелеграма Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Lili IvanovaRekviem Bulgarian → CzechBulgarian → Czech
Hana ZagorováLa strada verso la felicità Czech → ItalianCzech → Italian
Hana ZagorováLa vojo al la feliĉo Czech → EsperantoCzech → Esperanto
Hana ZagorováПътят към щастието Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
MilvaЩастлива съм Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MilvaИ те обичам истински Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováРисувай картини пак Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Lili IvanovaRecviem Bulgarian → Romanian
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Bulgarian → Romanian
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Corina ChiriacВърни се, любими, обратно Romanian → BulgarianRomanian → Bulgarian
Corina ChiriacЗа да ми говориш за пролетта Romanian → BulgarianRomanian → Bulgarian
BeloslavaDej mi čas Bulgarian → CzechBulgarian → Czech
Hana ZagorováИмам план Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Yordanka HristovaĈio komenciĝis dum junio Bulgarian → Esperanto
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Bulgarian → Esperanto
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MinaКъща навръх света Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
BeloslavaDă-mi timp Bulgarian → RomanianBulgarian → Romanian
BeloslavaDammi il tempo Bulgarian → Italian2
5
1 vote
Bulgarian → Italian
5
1 vote
BeloslavaDonu al mi tempon Bulgarian → Esperanto5
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Bulgarian → Esperanto
thanked 1 time
BeloslavaDonne-moi le temps Bulgarian → FrenchBulgarian → French
BeloslavaGive Me Time Bulgarian → EnglishBulgarian → English
MinaПоетът, който никога не мисли Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaВчера, вчера Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Petra JanůЗнам своето за него Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováКапки Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Alla PugachevaМежду другото Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
Alla PugachevaСамолетите отлитат Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
MinaСъс спускането на вечерта Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Corina ChiriacЛека нощ, до утре Romanian → BulgarianRomanian → Bulgarian
Loretta GoggiДа ти кажа ли, да не ти ли кажа Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Loretta GoggiОбичайна любов Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Corina ChiriacСънувах Romanian → BulgarianRomanian → Bulgarian
GloriaCastelli in aria Bulgarian → Italian
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Bulgarian → Italian
thanked 1 time
Aliona MoonХиляда Romanian → BulgarianRomanian → Bulgarian
Alina (Romania)Мъки и тревоги R, SRomanian → Bulgarian
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Romanian → Bulgarian
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Malika AyaneПреобразен като неделя Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Malika AyaneКолко трае един час Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováОкеан Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováНе гази, не чупи Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
MinaС теб ще е различно Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Alla PugachevaСвята лъжа Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
TonikaMaria Bulgarian → Esperanto2
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Bulgarian → Esperanto
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Chisato MoritakaМостът „Уатарасе“ Japanese → Bulgarian
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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
Hana ZagorováМелодрама Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
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
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Bulgarian → Esperanto
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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
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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 → Japanese2Bulgarian → 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
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Bulgarian → English
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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
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Italian → Bulgarian
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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
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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

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