Pääsuke

Ritratto di Pääsuke
Nome:
♂ /pæːsuke/ ♂
Iscritto dal:
03.05.2018
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Revisore
Punti:
4184
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Interface translatorInterface translator
Contributi:
366 traduzioni, ringraziato 354 volte, ha soddisfatto 67 richieste ha aiutato 40 membri, ha trascritto 14 canzoni, ha aggiunto 14 modi di dire, ha spiegato 16 modi di dire, ha lasciato 933 commenti, added 13 annotations

United by music

Interessi

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 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 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/ 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 translations)

Su di 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 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, German, Chinese

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 because of LT:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3P6NdbEtu0nQugYGB6XkxL?si=bR8BkEnSQUik...

Lingue
Lingua materna
Estone
Fluente
Inglese, Finlandese
Ha studiato
Gallese

366 traduzioni pubblicate da PääsukeDettagliTutte le traduzioni

ArtistaTraduzioneLingueCommenti fattiInfoInfosort ascending
AdeleEasy On Me PInglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
IlleniumSound of Walking Away PInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Tegan and SaraLove They Say P,RInglese → Finlandese
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Finlandese
ringraziato 1 volta
Johnny FlynnDetectorists (TV series OST) SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
George EzraHold My Girl E,P,RInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
First Aid KitFireworks P,RInglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Alan WalkerAlone P,RInglese → Estone1
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
John LegendAll of Me P,RInglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Samuli PutroOlet puolisoni nyt Finlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Mari KalkunSuvi Estone (Sud) → Inglese2
ringraziato 3 volte
Estone (Sud) → Inglese
ringraziato 3 volte
BenjaminKunnes sammutaan Finlandese → IngleseFinlandese → Inglese
The Only OnesAnother Girl, Another Planet S,RInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
ÖEDMul on suva Estone → IngleseEstone → Inglese
Eliis PärnaTaevas Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Artjom SavitskiValin ise oma tee Estone → IngleseEstone → Inglese
ChisuYksinäisen keijun tarina P,RFinlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
San HoloI Still See Your Face RInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The Irish RoversJohnny, I hardly knew ye RInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The OffspringThe Kids Aren't Alright SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
In ExtremoDacw 'Nghariad Gallese → Estone1
ringraziato 1 volta
Gallese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
The ChainsmokersSomething Just Like This PInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
ColdplayA Sky Full of Stars SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Johanna KurkelaSun särkyä anna mä en P,RFinlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Green DayStill Breathing S,PInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
ColdplayMagic S,PInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The LumineersCleopatra SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
BirdyPeople Help the People S,PInglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Ott LeplandVõidulaul Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Toto (USA)I Will Remember SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want to Have Fun SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Haloo Helsinki!Jos mun pokka pettää S,P,RFinlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Tõnis MägiKoit PEstone → Finlandese
ringraziato 1 volta
Estone → Finlandese
ringraziato 1 volta
Sille IlvesGwêl yr Adeilad PGallese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Gallese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Finnish Folk and Traditional MusicVirta vierii, ranta pysyy Finlandese → IngleseFinlandese → Inglese
Finnish Folk and Traditional MusicVirta vierii, ranta pysyy Finlandese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Finlandese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Sille IlvesKolm keisrit Estone → IngleseEstone → Inglese
Tuulikki BartosikLonesome Woods S,RInglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Julie MurphyFfoles Llantrisant Gallese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Gallese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
In ExtremoPikse palve Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Simon & GarfunkelThe Sound of Silence SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Green DayBasket Case SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Françoise HardyAll Because of You S,RInglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Green DayJesus Of Suburbia SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
FinkShakespeare SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The DublinersThe Town I Loved So Well SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The DublinersFarewell To Carlingford SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The DublinersCod Liver Oil SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The DublinersMolly Maguires SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
SpongeBob SquarePants (OST)SpongeBob SquarePants [Opening Credits] (Estonian) Estone → IngleseEstone → Inglese
Liis LemsaluSüda taob Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (OST)Here I Am P,RInglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (OST)Here I Am Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Peeter ToomaVäiksed kastid Estone → IngleseEstone → Inglese
Vanilla NinjaKauge kuu Estone → FinlandeseEstone → Finlandese
Haloo Helsinki!Piilotan mun kyyneleet Finlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Haloo Helsinki!Jos mun pokka pettää Finlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Christy MooreOnly Our Rivers Run Free P,RInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Lewis CapaldiSomeone You Loved P,RInglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Lewis CapaldiBefore You Go PInglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Ivo LinnaEestlane olen ja eestlaseks jään PEstone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 1 volta
BirdyOpen Your Heart Inglese → Estone4
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
BirdyOpen Your Heart SInglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Savage GardenTruly Madly Deeply Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Tom PettyFree Fallin' Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Shake Shake GoEngland Skies Inglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
A Star Is Born (OST)Always Remember Us This Way Inglese → Finlandese
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Finlandese
ringraziato 1 volta
Freelance WhalesGenerator^2nd Floor Inglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Freelance WhalesGenerator^1st Floor Inglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Freelance WhalesGenerator^1st Floor Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
NightwishOver the Hills and Far Away Inglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Toby KeithGod Love Her Inglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Kate BushWuthering Heights Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
SkilletAwake And Alive Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Juha TapioEn mitään, en ketään Finlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
TiktakHeilutaan Finlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want to Have Fun Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
BlackburnFade Away Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Sophie ZelmaniGoing Home Inglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Rustam MulachanovKukkuk Mansi → Estone
ringraziato 2 volte
Mansi → Estone
ringraziato 2 volte
The DublinersMolly Maguires Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1 SInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
KatatoniaTakeover Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
IthilienLies After Lies Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
The PoguesThousands Are Sailing Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Matti LouhivuoriMuhoksen mimmi Finlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Geneva MayStill Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
BanksGemini Feed Inglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
nubluUniversum Estone, Finlandese → Inglese7
ringraziato 11 volte
Estone, Finlandese → Inglese
ringraziato 11 volte
PaabelIlus tüdruk CEstone → Inglese
ringraziato 2 volte
Estone → Inglese
ringraziato 2 volte
Camila CabelloNever Be The Same Inglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
VesalaTequila Finlandese → IngleseFinlandese → Inglese
Juha TapioRaikas tuuli P,RFinlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Mikko HarjuMä olen tässä P,RFinlandese → EstoneFinlandese → Estone
Andrea del BocaBurbujas Spagnolo → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Spagnolo → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Lucy SchwartzKeep Me RInglese → EstoneInglese → Estone
Haloo Helsinki!Lady Domina Finlandese → Estone
ringraziato 2 volte
Finlandese → Estone
ringraziato 2 volte
Grease (OST)You're The One That I Want P,RInglese → FinlandeseInglese → Finlandese
Sami HintsanenHjallis Finlandese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Finlandese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Kenny LogginsDanger Zone Inglese → Finlandese
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Finlandese
ringraziato 1 volta
Lana Del ReyLove Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta
Inglese → Estone
ringraziato 1 volta

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