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Pääsuke

Name:
♂ /pæːsuke/ ♂
Joined:
03.05.2018
Role:
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Contributions:
410 translations, 417 thanks received, 70 translation requests fulfilled for 41 members, 15 transcription requests fulfilled, added 14 idioms, explained 16 idioms, left 1025 comments, added 15 annotations

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Hello and welcome to LT! 🐦

Below you will find what I think are two very important rules to keep in mind during your stay:

1. When making requests: Request the translation/ transcription (the writing down of 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 fix broken video links.

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.

Note: You can find the official LT rules here and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.

Useful websites:

Dictionaries: English and other languages

The Free Dictionary English dictionary (leans toward US English)
Cambridge Dictionary English dictionary (leans toward UK English)
Thesaurus English thesaurus (look up synonyms)
Written Sound Look up 'sound words' (onomatopoeia)
Urban Dictionary, the 'original' one
Glosbe Multilingual dictionary (be critical of the results!)

Dictionaries: Estonian-Finnish-English

Nastik English-Estonian-English dictionary
EKSS Definitions of Estonian words
SYS Estonian thesaurus

Sanakirja.org Dictionary based on Wiktionary (in Finnish)
Sanakirja.fi A trustworthy dictionary. Partly paywalled. (in Finnish)
SES Finnish-Estonian-Finnish dictionary
Urbaani sanakirja The Finnish equivalent of Urban Dictionary

Other tools

Convertcase Case converter
Rhymer Rhyme dictionary (for poetry and such)
Syllable Counter for English (for rhythmic and singable translations)
Wikipedia Look up terms and concepts between languages
Wiktionary Look up words, grammar and (sometimes) etymologies
Etymonline Look up historical meanings of words (etymologies)

About me

An Estonian male who has been living in Finland since 2006. 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 meanings that a Finnish-born speaker has, but I'm working on that all the time.

I study English Language and Literature, but make mistakes in English like any other mortal.

My first account, which I created in 2016, was called Translationist. I renamed it to Pääsuke, or Swallow. I left LT in 2018, deleting my account. It had around 360 translations. But I couldn't stay away from LT. I've been back for a while now and do not intend to leave any time soon.

I like calm ambient, chillhop, EDM (mostly chillstep), indie, pop, rock, and occasionally some punk. And of course all the random songs that I stumble upon and think sound good. Did I mention I like Irish music? Well, I do.

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

Unlisted languages I have learnt (in the order of proficiency): Swedish (in school), German (in school), Chinese (two courses in the uni)

My relationship with music

For some time now I have been buying the music that I listen to, as opposed to streaming it from Youtube or Spotify or some other service. Youtube is free of charge, but you pay by having to watch ads. Spotify has tens of millions of songs, but I know I won't be needing that many songs and chances are, you won't either. The amount of songs a person can discover during their lifetime is much less than a million. I instead buy my music from online music stores, as music files. This way I can support the artists more directly and I get to really own the music I pay for.

The stores I use are:

Bandcamp (most songs pay-what-you-like, multiple music formats)
7digital (MP3 and FLAC)
Qobuz (store) (CD quality, FLAC)
iTunes for Windows (as a last resort, lowest quality of all)

About my translations

Some of my 'poetic' translations may sound silly, but at least they are somewhat singable. So when my translations say 'Poetic', it usually means they are singable as well. Most of the translations aren't equirhytmic, but the total number of syllables per line usually adds up. I find that translations like that make more sense, because all a literal translation does is tell the content of the lyrics, but the translation itself is not a work of art, like the original lyrics are. So my aim is to try and create something at least resembling art.

Languages
Native
Estonian
Fluent
English, Finnish
Studied
Welsh
Contact Me

410 translations posted by PääsukeDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfosort ascending
Simon & GarfunkelScarborough Fair/Canticle PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Ivo LinnaEi ole üksi ükski maa Estonian → EnglishEstonian → English
Jaagup TuiskLegendid Oma Loos Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Rick and Morty (OST)Don't Look Back PEnglish → Finnish
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English → Finnish
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Mazzy StarFade Into You PEnglish → Finnish2
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English → Finnish
5
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The Flying PicketsOnly You PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Ronan KeatingWhen You Say Nothing At All PEnglish → Finnish3
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
English → Finnish
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Ivo LinnaSind surmani Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Red Hot Chili PeppersUnder The Bridge PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Juhan LiivTa lendab mesipuu poole Estonian → EnglishEstonian → English
Bruce SpringsteenThe Ghost of Tom Joad PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
la hakaRakkaushommaa Finnish → English
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Finnish → English
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Mikael GabrielVihje Estonian, Finnish → English
3 thanks received
Estonian, Finnish → English
3 thanks received
Plain White T'sHey There Delilah PEnglish → Estonian
2 thanks received
English → Estonian
2 thanks received
Robert BurnsAuld lang syne PEnglish (Scots) → EstonianEnglish (Scots) → Estonian
RubenWalls PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
VillagersTwenty Seven Strangers PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Eddie VedderSociety English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Agnes ObelRiverside PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
KarlieneBorn to Be Your Queen PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
The CorrsWhat Can I Do PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
James BluntStay The Night PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
The Flying PicketsOnly You PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
James BluntYou’re Beautiful PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
James BluntBonfire Heart PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
StingFields of Gold PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Rag'n'Bone ManSkin PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Rag'n'Bone ManHuman PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Bing CrosbyWhite Christmas PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Jason MrazI'm Yours PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Colbie CaillatBrighter Than The Sun PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Dan MichaelsonBreaking Falls PEnglish → Finnish
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English → Finnish
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TrainHey, Soul Sister PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
GabrielleTen Years Time PEnglish → Finnish
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English → Finnish
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Ed SheeranShivers PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Snow PatrolYou're All I Have PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With Somebody PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Jade BirdHeadstart PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Angus & Julia StoneSanta Monica Dream PEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Don HuonotHyvää yötä ja huomenta PFinnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
John DenverTake Me Home, Country Roads P,SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Bryan AdamsSummer of '69 English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Grease (OST)You're The One That I Want P,REnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Robbie RobbIn Time PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The ProclaimersI'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Japanese BreakfastEverybody Wants To Love You English → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Amy MacdonaldYour Time Will Come P,SEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Creedence Clearwater RevivalHave You Ever Seen the Rain? PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Bryan Adams(Everything I Do) I Do It for You P,REnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The CranberriesDreams P,REnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
AdeleEasy on Me PEnglish → Finnish
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English → Finnish
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IlleniumSound of Walking Away PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Tegan and SaraLove They Say P,REnglish → Finnish
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English → Finnish
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Johnny FlynnDetectorists (TV series OST) SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
George EzraHold My Girl E,P,REnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
First Aid KitFireworks P,REnglish → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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Alan WalkerAlone P,REnglish → Estonian1
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English → Estonian
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John LegendAll of Me P,REnglish → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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Samuli PutroOlet puolisoni nyt Finnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Mari KalkunSuvi Estonian (South) → English2
3 thanks received
Estonian (South) → English
3 thanks received
BenjaminKunnes sammutaan Finnish → English
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Finnish → English
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The Only OnesAnother Girl, Another Planet R,SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
ÖEDMul on suva Estonian → EnglishEstonian → English
Eliis PärnaTaevas Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Artjom SavitskiValin ise oma tee Estonian → EnglishEstonian → English
ChisuYksinäisen keijun tarina P,RFinnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
San HoloI Still See Your Face REnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The Irish RoversJohnny, I hardly knew ye REnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The OffspringThe Kids Aren't Alright SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
In ExtremoDacw 'Nghariad Welsh → Estonian1
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Welsh → Estonian
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The ChainsmokersSomething Just Like This PEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
ColdplayA Sky Full of Stars SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Johanna KurkelaSun särkyä anna mä en P,RFinnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Green DayStill Breathing P,SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
ColdplayMagic P,SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The LumineersCleopatra SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
BirdyPeople Help the People P,SEnglish → FinnishEnglish → Finnish
Ott LeplandVõidulaul Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Toto (USA)I Will Remember SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want to Have Fun SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Haloo Helsinki!Jos mun pokka pettää P,R,SFinnish → EstonianFinnish → Estonian
Tõnis MägiKoit PEstonian → Finnish
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Estonian → Finnish
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Sille IlvesGwêl yr Adeilad PWelsh → Estonian
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Welsh → Estonian
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Finnish Folk and Traditional MusicVirta vierii, ranta pysyy Finnish → EnglishFinnish → English
Finnish Folk and Traditional MusicVirta vierii, ranta pysyy Finnish → Estonian
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Finnish → Estonian
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Sille IlvesKolm keisrit Estonian → EnglishEstonian → English
Tuulikki BartosikLonesome Woods R,SEnglish → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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Julie MurphyFfoles Llantrisant Welsh → Estonian
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Welsh → Estonian
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In ExtremoPikse palve Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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Simon & GarfunkelThe Sound of Silence SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Green DayBasket Case SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
Françoise HardyAll Because of You R,SEnglish → Estonian
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English → Estonian
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Green DayJesus Of Suburbia SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
FinkShakespeare SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The DublinersThe Town I Loved So Well SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The DublinersFarewell To Carlingford SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The DublinersCod Liver Oil SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
The DublinersMolly Maguires SEnglish → EstonianEnglish → Estonian
SpongeBob SquarePants (OST)SpongeBob SquarePants [Opening Credits] (Estonian) Estonian → EnglishEstonian → English
Liis LemsaluSüda taob Estonian → English
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Estonian → English
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