Pääsuke

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Name:
♂ /pæːsuke/ ♂
Joined:
03.05.2018
Role:
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Contributions:
314 translations, 289 thanks received, 56 translation requests fulfilled for 35 members, 12 transcription requests fulfilled, added 12 idioms, explained 14 idioms, left 860 comments, added 10 annotations

United by music

Interests

⚠Only semi-active because of a busy period in my studies⚠

Hello and welcome to LT, new user!
Two of the most important things to keep in mind:

1. Making requests: Request the translation/ transcription (the writing of song lyrics) of a song by going to: Main menu bar → Actions → Request a translation/ Request a transcription.

2. When adding a song, remember to also add the video. Also make sure that you're adding an official one, as those are not usually removed from Youtube, which reduces Editors' and Moderators' workload as they do not have to re-add the videos.

Official videos come in one of the four formats:

Artist Name - Song Name (Topic) - Titles with the word "Topic" after them are videos generated by Youtube.
Artist Name ♪ - Song Name - Artist names with a note (♪) after them are the official channel of the artist.
Artist NameVEVO - Song Name - Artist names with "VEVO" after them also indicate an official channel.
Artist Name - Song Name (Official) - This is the rarest format and usually means this is an independent artist. If the video is indeed an official one, the profile name usually matches with the artist's name.

Sometimes you have to scroll further down to find the correct video.

Useful websites:

Dictionaries

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ English language dictionary
https://www.thesaurus.com/ English thesaurus (for looking up synonyms)
http://www.writtensound.com/index.php Onomatopoeia dictionary for looking up sound words
https://www.etymonline.com/ Etymology dictionary for looking up the historical meanings of words
https://www.urbandictionary.com/ Urban Dictionary, the "original" one

https://www.sanakirja.org/ Multilingual dictionary based on Wiktionary (Finnish interface)
https://www.sanakirja.fi/ Multilingual dictionary, probably more trustworthy (Finnish interface)
http://www.eki.ee/dict/soome/ Finnish-Estonian-Finnish dictionary
https://urbaanisanakirja.com/ The Finnish equivalent of Urban Dictionary

https://nastikjr.palat.ee/ English-Estonian-English dictionary
http://www.eki.ee/dict/ekss/ Definitions of Estonian words
http://www.eki.ee/dict/sys/index.cgi Estonian thesaurus
https://glosbe.com/ Good multilingual dictionary

Other tools

https://convertcase.net/ Case converter
https://www.rhymer.com/ Rhyme dictionary (for poetry and such)
https://syllablecounter.net/ English syllable counter

About me

An Estonian male who has been living in Finland for 15 years. My Finnish proficiency is C2, or native-like proficiency. Of course, I will probably never reach the same level of knowledge of small nuances and stylistic meaning that a Finnish-born speaker has, but I'm working on that all the time.

I originally created my first account on 23rd April 2016 – I consider this my anniversary – called Translationist, which I then renamed to Pääsuke, or 'Swallow'. I left LT, that is, removed my account, on 3rd May, 2018 because I was having a difficult period in life, but re-created my account on the same day. On my old account I had around 360 translations.

I like punk, rock, indie, EDM (mostly chillstep) and all the random songs that I stumble upon and think sound good.

One of my favourite bands is Haloo Helsinki and one of my favourite artists is Amy Macdonald.

I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

Personal quote: A mediocre translator thinks they know a language, a good translator knows they cannot ever fully know a language.

Funny quote: "We don't know how to rhyme, but damn we try" (Lady Gaga in "Always Remember Us This Way")

What translating has taught me:

1. There is a word for every thing and phenomenon. If not in your language, then in another language. Hence if you say "there's no word for it", you need to do some digging around on the net (or in the library.)

2. Don't fall prey to negative interference. The phenomenon means that people are prone to using the structure found in their native language when translating things. Be aware of the phenomenon and it will be easier to avoid it. Of course, there is also positive interference, which makes learning some structures easier in your target language.

3. This is pretty much repeating the second point, but be aware that if you say something using an X construction, this is probably not the case in the target language. Use parenthesis in your Google search to find out the exact wording of a phrase. You can search for "a fast horse" and see how many hits you get. When you search for "a quick horse", you will get more hits because this is the correct way of saying it. In other words, the word 'horse' collocates, that is, appears together with the word 'quick'. By the same logic, you see 'fast' with 'car' together. Of course you can use the parenthesis search-method for other kinds of phrases as well.

4. There are some fixed phrases that cannot be changed, they must be written the way you see them: take for example 'salt and pepper', and 'black and white' (or why not even 'mac and cheese'): if you change the word order, they just seem weird. The fixed word order is especially true for idioms: 'it's raining cats and dogs', but not the other way around.

All the songs that I have come across because of LT:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3P6NdbEtu0nQugYGB6XkxL?si=bR8BkEnSQUik...

Languages
Native
Estonian
Fluent
English, Finnish
Studied
Welsh
Contact Me

314 translations posted by PääsukeDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfosort ascending
Peeter ToomaVäiksed kastid Estonian → EnglishEstonian → English
Vanilla NinjaKauge kuu Estonian → FinnishEstonian → Finnish
Haloo Helsinki!Piilotan mun kyyneleet Finnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Haloo Helsinki!Jos mun pokka pettää P,RFinnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Christy MooreOnly Our Rivers Run Free P,REnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Lewis CapaldiSomeone You Loved P,REnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Lewis CapaldiBefore You Go PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Ivo LinnaEestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään PEstonian → English
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Estonian → English
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BirdyOpen Your Heart English → Estonian4
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English → Estonian
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BirdyOpen Your Heart English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Savage GardenTruly Madly Deeply English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Tom PettyFree Fallin' English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Shake Shake GoEngland Skies English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
A Star Is Born (OST)Always Remember Us This Way English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Freelance WhalesGenerator^2nd Floor English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Freelance WhalesGenerator^1st Floor English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Freelance WhalesGenerator^1st Floor English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
NightwishOver the Hills and Far Away English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Toby KeithGod Love Her English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Kate BushWuthering Heights English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
SkilletAwake And Alive English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Juha TapioEn mitään, en ketään Finnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
TiktakHeilutaan Finnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want to Have Fun English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
BlackburnFade Away English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Sophie ZelmaniGoing Home English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Rustam MulachanovKukkuk Mansi → Estonian
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Mansi → Estonian
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The DublinersMolly Maguires English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1 English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
KatatoniaTakeover English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
IthilienLies After Lies English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The PoguesThousands Are Sailing English → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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Matti LouhivuoriMuhoksen mimmi Finnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Geneva MayStill English → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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BanksGemini Feed English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
nubluUniversum Estonian, Finnish → English7
6 thanks received
Estonian, Finnish → English
6 thanks received
PaabelIlus tüdruk CEstonian → English
2 thanks received
Estonian → English
2 thanks received
Camila CabelloNever Be The Same English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
VesalaTequila Finnish → EnglishFinnish → English
Juha TapioRaikas tuuli P,RFinnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Mikko HarjuMä olen tässä P,RFinnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Andrea del BocaBurbujas Spanish → EstonianSpanish → Estonian
Lucy SchwartzKeep Me REnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Haloo Helsinki!Lady Domina Finnish → Estonian
2 thanks received
Finnish → Estonian
2 thanks received
Grease (OST)You're The One That I Want P,REnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Sami HintsanenHjallis Finnish → Estonian
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Finnish → Estonian
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Kenny LogginsDanger Zone English → Finnish
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English → Finnish
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Lana Del ReyLove English → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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Christy MooreRide On P,REnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
MaustetytötTee se itse Finnish → English1
10 thanks received
Finnish → English
10 thanks received
Celtic WomanAmazing Grace English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Cat StevensPeace Train PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Red Hot Chili PeppersSnow (Hey Oh) English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Haloo Helsinki!Beibi RFinnish → Estonian
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Finnish → Estonian
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Haloo Helsinki!Beibi Finnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Go Betty GoC'mon English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Juha TapioKaksi puuta Finnish → Estonian
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Finnish → Estonian
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Lucy SchwartzFeeling Of Being English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Lucy SchwartzFeeling Of Being English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
KarlieneWritten in Starlight English → Finnish2
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English → Finnish
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KarlieneWritten in Starlight English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Amy MacdonaldLeap Of Faith English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Celtic WomanThe Parting Glass English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Christy MooreOnly Our Rivers Run Free P,REnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Christy MooreOnly Our Rivers Run Free English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Christy MooreOnly Our Rivers Run Free English → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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The Irish RoversStar of the County Down PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Paddy ReillyThe Fields of Athenry REnglish → Finnish
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English → Finnish
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Paddy ReillyThe Fields of Athenry English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Paddy ReillyThe Fields of Athenry English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
BØRNSPast Lives English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Juha TapioSitkeä sydän Finnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Celtic WomanThe Parting Glass English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Robbie RobbIn Time PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
MetsatöllTalisman Estonian → English1
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Estonian → English
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LaineLõpulaul Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Ithaka MariaSinu Jaoks Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Ithaka MariaParemaid päevi Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Frozen (OST)Süda Külm [Frozen Heart] Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Ithaka MariaPalume lavale Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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ALMA (Finland)Dye My Hair English → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
4 Non BlondesWhat's Up? English → Finnish2
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English → Finnish
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Ithaka MariaHallo Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Birgit ÕigemeelMe täna öösel ei maga Estonian → FinnishEstonian → Finnish
Diane BirchLighthouse English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
G.R.L.Lighthouse English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
FinkShakespeare English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Jean SibeliusFinlandia PFinnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Haloo Helsinki!Rakas Finnish → Estonian2Finnish → Estonian
The RembrandtsI'll Be There For You English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Zen CaféTodella kaunis Finnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
First Aid KitFireworks English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
K-391End of Time English → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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IlleniumSound of Walking Away English → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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MäkkiLaival eka laival vika Finnish → Estonian
2 thanks received
Finnish → Estonian
2 thanks received
Bomfunk MC'sFreestyler English → Finnish3English → Finnish
Amy MacdonaldDon't Tell Me That It's Over English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Amy MacdonaldFeed My Fire English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Alan WalkerAlone English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Alan WalkerPlay English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian

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