Pääsuke

Nom :
♂ /pæːsuke/ ♂
Inscrit·e le :
03.05.2018
Rôle:
Éditeur
Points :
4520
Médailles :
Interface translatorInterface translator
Contribution :
399 traductions, 385 remerciements, a répondu à 69 demandes 41 membres aidés, 14 chansons transcrites, a ajouté 14 expressions, a expliqué 16 expressions, a laissé 992 commentaires, a ajouté 15 annotations

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Centres d’intérêt

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.

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/ Comprehensive multilingual dictionary, but the equivalents need to be critically assessed

Other tools

https://convertcase.net/ Case converter
https://www.rhymer.com/ Rhyme dictionary (for poetry and such)
https://syllablecounter.net/ English syllable counter (very useful for making rhythmic and singable translations)

À propos de moi

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 have a BA in English Philology (read: Language and Literature), and I will start my studies in the MA programme soon. However, I do not claim to be omniscient when it comes to questions related to English. With languages, it's a lifelong learning process.

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. Did I mention I like Irish songs? Well, I do.

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")

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

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 that is the correct expression. In other words, the word 'horse' collocates, that is, appears together with the word 'quick'. By the same logic, you see 'fast' and '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 thanks to LT:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3P6NdbEtu0nQugYGB6XkxL?si=bR8BkEnSQUik...

PS I know that some of my 'poetic' translations may sound silly, but at least they are singable. So when my translations say 'Poetic', it usually means they are singable as well, but I don't want to add the tag 'Singable', just in case they aren't easy to sing along to after all. Most of them aren't equirhytmic, but the total number of syllables per line usually adds up. I find translations like that better, 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'.

Langues 
Maternelle
estonien
Courant
anglais, finnois
Scolaire
gallois

399 traductions publiées par PääsukeDétailsToutes les traductions

Artiste Traduction Langues CommentairesInfosInfossort ascending
la hakaRakkaushommaa finnois → anglais
1 remerciement
finnois → anglais
1 remerciement
Mikael GabrielVihje estonien, finnois → anglais
2 remerciements
estonien, finnois → anglais
2 remerciements
Plain White T'sHey There Delilah Panglais → estonien
1 remerciement
anglais → estonien
1 remerciement
Robert BurnsAuld lang syne Panglais (scots) → estonienanglais (scots) → estonien
RubenWalls Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
VillagersTwenty Seven Strangers Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Eddie VedderSociety anglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Agnes ObelRiverside Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
KarlieneBorn to Be Your Queen Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
The CorrsWhat Can I Do Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
James BluntStay The Night Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
The Flying PicketsOnly You Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
James BluntYou’re Beautiful Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
James BluntBonfire Heart Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
StingFields of Gold Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Rag'n'Bone ManSkin Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Rag'n'Bone ManHuman Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Bing CrosbyWhite Christmas Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Jason MrazI'm Yours Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Colbie CaillatBrighter Than The Sun Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Dan MichaelsonBreaking Falls Panglais → finnois
1 remerciement
anglais → finnois
1 remerciement
TrainHey, Soul Sister Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
GabrielleTen Years Time Panglais → finnois
1 remerciement
anglais → finnois
1 remerciement
Ed SheeranShivers Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Snow PatrolYou're All I Have Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With Somebody Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Jade BirdHeadstart Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Angus & Julia StoneSanta Monica Dream Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Don HuonotHyvää yötä ja huomenta Pfinnois → estonienfinnois → estonien
John DenverTake Me Home, Country Roads S,Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Bryan AdamsSummer of '69 anglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Grease (OST)You're The One That I Want P,Ranglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Robbie RobbIn Time Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The ProclaimersI'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) anglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Japanese BreakfastEverybody Wants To Love You anglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Amy MacdonaldYour Time Will Come S,Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Creedence Clearwater RevivalHave You Ever Seen the Rain? Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Bryan Adams(Everything I Do) I Do It for You P,Ranglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The CranberriesDreams P,Ranglais → estonienanglais → estonien
AdeleEasy On Me Panglais → finnois
1 remerciement
anglais → finnois
1 remerciement
IlleniumSound of Walking Away Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Tegan and SaraLove They Say P,Ranglais → finnois
1 remerciement
anglais → finnois
1 remerciement
Johnny FlynnDetectorists (TV series OST) Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
George EzraHold My Girl P,R,Eanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
First Aid KitFireworks P,Ranglais → estonien
1 remerciement
anglais → estonien
1 remerciement
Alan WalkerAlone P,Ranglais → estonien1
1 remerciement
anglais → estonien
1 remerciement
John LegendAll of Me P,Ranglais → estonien
1 remerciement
anglais → estonien
1 remerciement
Samuli PutroOlet puolisoni nyt finnois → estonienfinnois → estonien
Mari KalkunSuvi estonien (austral) → anglais2
3 remerciements
estonien (austral) → anglais
3 remerciements
BenjaminKunnes sammutaan finnois → anglaisfinnois → anglais
The Only OnesAnother Girl, Another Planet S,Ranglais → estonienanglais → estonien
ÖEDMul on suva estonien → anglaisestonien → anglais
Eliis PärnaTaevas estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
Artjom SavitskiValin ise oma tee estonien → anglaisestonien → anglais
ChisuYksinäisen keijun tarina P,Rfinnois → estonienfinnois → estonien
San HoloI Still See Your Face Ranglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The Irish RoversJohnny, I hardly knew ye Ranglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The OffspringThe Kids Aren't Alright Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
In ExtremoDacw 'Nghariad gallois → estonien1
1 remerciement
gallois → estonien
1 remerciement
The ChainsmokersSomething Just Like This Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
ColdplayA Sky Full of Stars Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Johanna KurkelaSun särkyä anna mä en P,Rfinnois → estonienfinnois → estonien
Green DayStill Breathing S,Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
ColdplayMagic S,Panglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The LumineersCleopatra Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
BirdyPeople Help the People S,Panglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Ott LeplandVõidulaul estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
Toto (USA)I Will Remember Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want to Have Fun Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Haloo Helsinki!Jos mun pokka pettää S,P,Rfinnois → estonienfinnois → estonien
Tõnis MägiKoit Pestonien → finnois
1 remerciement
estonien → finnois
1 remerciement
Sille IlvesGwêl yr Adeilad Pgallois → estonien
1 remerciement
gallois → estonien
1 remerciement
Finnish Folk and Traditional MusicVirta vierii, ranta pysyy finnois → anglaisfinnois → anglais
Finnish Folk and Traditional MusicVirta vierii, ranta pysyy finnois → estonien
1 remerciement
finnois → estonien
1 remerciement
Sille IlvesKolm keisrit estonien → anglaisestonien → anglais
Tuulikki BartosikLonesome Woods S,Ranglais → estonien
1 remerciement
anglais → estonien
1 remerciement
Julie MurphyFfoles Llantrisant gallois → estonien
1 remerciement
gallois → estonien
1 remerciement
In ExtremoPikse palve estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
Simon & GarfunkelThe Sound of Silence Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Green DayBasket Case Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Françoise HardyAll Because of You S,Ranglais → estonien
1 remerciement
anglais → estonien
1 remerciement
Green DayJesus Of Suburbia Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
FinkShakespeare Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The DublinersThe Town I Loved So Well Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The DublinersFarewell To Carlingford Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The DublinersCod Liver Oil Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
The DublinersMolly Maguires Sanglais → estonienanglais → estonien
SpongeBob SquarePants (OST)SpongeBob SquarePants [Opening Credits] (Estonian) estonien → anglaisestonien → anglais
Liis LemsaluSüda taob estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (OST)Here I Am P,Ranglais → estonien
1 remerciement
anglais → estonien
1 remerciement
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (OST)Here I Am anglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Peeter ToomaVäiksed kastid estonien → anglaisestonien → anglais
Vanilla NinjaKauge kuu estonien → finnoisestonien → finnois
Haloo Helsinki!Piilotan mun kyyneleet finnois → estonienfinnois → estonien
Haloo Helsinki!Jos mun pokka pettää finnois → estonienfinnois → estonien
Christy MooreOnly Our Rivers Run Free P,Ranglais → estonienanglais → estonien
Lewis CapaldiSomeone You Loved P,Ranglais → finnoisanglais → finnois
Lewis CapaldiBefore You Go Panglais → finnois
1 remerciement
anglais → finnois
1 remerciement
Ivo LinnaEestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään Pestonien → anglais
1 remerciement
estonien → anglais
1 remerciement
BirdyOpen Your Heart anglais → estonien4
1 remerciement
anglais → estonien
1 remerciement

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