Ondagordanto

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Joined:
19.12.2014
Role:
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Contributions:
771 translations, 4 transliterations, 1552 thanks received, 28 translation requests fulfilled for 21 members, 49 transcription requests fulfilled, added 1 idiom, left 429 comments, added 2 annotations
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. The translations I publish are 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: I'm able to speak, as well as to translate both from and into these languages. My priority, however, is translating lyrics into Bulgarian. 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. For the sake of clarity, here are two lists (short and long) concerning my proficiency, sorted alphabetically:

Short list:

  • Languages I understand well, but still need to practise more: Czech, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak;
  • Languages I understand less well and still need a dictionary or a grammar reference for: Greek, Japanese, Turkish;
  • Languages I have some rather general knowledge of, and thus not being proficient enough in without the help of a dictionary or a grammar reference: German, Hungarian;
  • Languages I have studied at some point for a specific reason, but don't use at all: Hindi, Neapolitan, Swahili.

Long list:

  • 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 to catch up on, as well as to get used to the word order in more complex sentences, especially in Czech. I find it somewhat hard to express myself in them confidently due to the lack of practice.
  • German: For some reason, I find concentrating on this language difficult. I'd like to advance, but I keep ending up getting bored with it. I have some general knowledge about its grammatical features, about the way the word order functions more or less, but I lack a lot of vocabulary and practical experience of it. Hence I can understand some rather basic German, but with the help of a dictionary, I could grasp a lot more.
  • Greek: Thanks to Greek being in the Balkan sprachbund (language union) – 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 I have a lot of vocabulary to catch up on. I'm not quite exposed to it, so I hardly ever use it, but with the help of a dictionary, I can use it both for colloquial speech and for translating some easier lyrics if needed.
  • Hindi: The reason I started learning Hindi was to translate a song into Bulgarian, which I managed to do, but after that I did almost nothing further. I can read Devanagari, albeit slowly.
  • Hungarian: I can understand some basic Hungarian. I have some general knowledge about its grammatical features, but lack a lot of vocabulary, just like with German.
  • Japanese: I use my knowledge of it with the sole purpose of translating songs from it. I've made a few translations of easier lyrics into it as well, but I can hardly use it for anything else (especially for colloquial speech), again, due to the lack of practice. I have more theoretical knowledge of it rather than practical.
  • Neapolitan: I started learning it for being able to understand songs only, so I don't use it at all.
  • Polish: Even though I started learning Polish rather recently, thanks to my previous knowledge of Czech, Slovak and Russian (and, of course, Bulgarian), I can understand a good amount of it, but at this point, I don't consider myself able to communicate properly in it, but I'm working on improving that.
  • Portuguese: Thanks to my knowledge of Italian and French, I understand it almost as well as them. (The same applies for Spanish too, 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 usually 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 other Romance languages, like 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 understand it fairly well and use it when needed.
  • Russian: I studied it at school from 5th to 7th grade on a rather basic level, in later years continued on my own and improved my knowledge of it significantly. Thanks to its similarity to Bulgarian, I can understand it at a decent degree (mostly when written, slightly less when spoken), but I experience some hard time to express myself in it.
  • Swahili: I learned some Swahili through Duolingo for fun because of its differences to other languages I know. However, 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, mostly because of the word order.

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, Ѝ, Ю̀ю̀, Я̀я̀ (Cyrillic vowels and semivowels 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
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771 translations posted by Ondagordanto, 4 transliterations posted by OndagordantoDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfosort descending
Mariah CareyИзпод звездите English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
Lena d'ÁguaБлизо до теб Portuguese → Bulgarian
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Portuguese → Bulgarian
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BajmАз Polish → BulgarianPolish → Bulgarian
GhemonЕмоционален престъпник Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Alla PugachovaТези летни дъждове Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
Zdzisława SośnickaЗащо ги има облаците в небето Polish → BulgarianPolish → Bulgarian
Barbra StreisandМестата, на които намираш любовта English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
Alla PugachovaОбичаш ли, не се отричай Russian → BulgarianRussian → Bulgarian
BajmМъжки свят Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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Irina FlorinŚwiadek z Warszawy Bulgarian → PolishBulgarian → Polish
Zdzisława SośnickaУспокой се Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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Zdzisława SośnickaИма ли някъде някой такъв Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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Zdzisława SośnickaОт време на време Polish → BulgarianPolish → Bulgarian
Obywatel G. C.Не питай за Полша Polish → Bulgarian
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Polish → Bulgarian
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Karel GottБлестяща изолация German → Bulgarian
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German → Bulgarian
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Zdzisława SośnickaLa koro brulas unufoje Polish → Esperanto
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Polish → Esperanto
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Zdzisława SośnickaСърцето гори веднъж Polish → BulgarianPolish → Bulgarian
Lenka NováЗаедно Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Tereza MaškováЗа двама ни Czech → Bulgarian
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Czech → Bulgarian
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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 → English
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Bulgarian → English
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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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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

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