learning Filipino... that could be somethig exciting maybe give us some absolute basics; numbers 1-10, inflection of the verbs 'be' & 'have..' It's always fun to learn something new, and 'exotic'
Actually, I haven´t found my piece yet for I´m still choosing between some alternatives. But If I get decisive, I´ll jump the gun to show it to you immediately.
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Yea, I've translated few texts so far. One for Greenpeace, few for cash and a lot for myself.
For me it's much more easier to translate form English/Italian/Russian/Latin into my mother tongue. But I have to try to do it vice versa 'cause I'd like to be a translator in the future.
Few years ago I read a sentence like: A good translation is not beautiful, beautiful is not good. I mean it is difficult to translate something into another language and make it both correct in a meaning and a style.
i agree with you my friends translation is sth else..you should've an aptitude for it.Some people r good at speakin,some r good at writin..im not good at translating.I think im better at speakin,cause in writin sth,you shouldnt make any mistakes but when u r speakin,if you cant find the exact words,you can use communication strategies.I tried to translate from Turkish to English n vice versa.It took too much time n was not enjoyable.Its €5-7,5 per page in my country.It should be more when it comes to ur efforts.Whatever it is,if u like it,i highly recommend it.My best friend loves it n once she said "a good translation is like carryin a piece of ice from the North Pole to the desert Sahara before it melts "
Last edited by Mad-ox; 28-Nov-2007 at 21:31.