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Title: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Forum Admin on October 20, 2005, 09:04:51 AM
Hello,
A comment from a user in another thread gave me the idea for this thread. Since so many users are now coming here who do not speak English well or as a first language, they may have trouble understanding everything in here. SO, Please use this thread to ASK for help, as I am certain that there are many members who can translate the English for you.

I know for a fact that there are excellent people who can translate what you want to understand into Spanish, French, German, Russian and Japanese at the very least. So Please dont be SHY, ask for help here in understanding the posts if you do not understand the English!!

FA
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Helen_Azar on October 20, 2005, 10:49:41 AM
There is also a site that can do the translating for you, albeit not always accurately, but it's not bad in a bind as it gives you the general idea and is good for individual words or short phrases. You can choose the languages you want to translate to and from.

Here is the link: http://translation2.paralink.com/
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: David_Pritchard on October 20, 2005, 09:49:06 PM
Dear Helen,

I have a friend who does know English, so I write to him in French. I use one of these translation services initially because I have trouble adding the accent marks on my keyboard. Once I have the basic translation and accents, I re-write/ rearrange the paragraphs and adjust the grammar because these online translations are at the very least slighthy flawed, some being absolutely usless. The one that I use for French, Italian and Spanish and is about 70% correct is http://www.freeetranslation.com

David
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: rita on October 21, 2005, 03:51:43 PM
I also have the problem with a good and sensible translation.
Thanks Helen for the link. I has tried out it and it well works so I hope.
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: julia.montague on October 21, 2005, 04:42:22 PM
These translation machines are really useless.
we tried that soem time ago at the crown princess mary message board. But I have to say: I could understand the danish originals better than these translations from the online tranbslator. And I don't speak a word of Danish.

So if somebody needs a translation into or help in German, I will try to help.
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Helen_Azar on October 21, 2005, 06:44:00 PM
Guys, I didn't create these online translators, so please don't blame me  ;)!

As I mentioned, the online translators are not too accurate, and I wouldn't use them for anything important, particularly for long phrases or sentences. But to get a general idea of something, or for individual words or short phrases they work fine. When you are in a bind, it is better than nothing... That was the reason I posted this link, not so that they are used instead of anything else....
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Reco on October 21, 2005, 10:28:16 PM
You can tested this translator :

http://trans.voila.fr/voila
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Sarushka on October 23, 2005, 02:15:35 PM
Speaking of translations...

I've got a couple Russian books I think I'd like to have translated. They're fairly short, but it'll take months to do it myself!

Can anyone give me some hints on how to go about getting this done? And perhaps a ballpark figure for cost?
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Belochka on October 23, 2005, 11:12:17 PM
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Speaking of translations...

I've got a couple Russian books I think I'd like to have translated.


What are the titles of your books? Perhaps they are already available in English?  ???
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Sarushka on October 24, 2005, 11:03:22 AM
Pered Rasstrelom and Tsesarevich.
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Belochka on October 25, 2005, 01:46:48 AM
I noticed that Pered R is already undergoing translation here on this forum, but why Tsesarevich?
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Sarushka on October 25, 2005, 08:44:55 AM
Here's the a scan of the cover:
Tsesarevich (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/tsesarevich.jpg)

Are you familiar with it? It includes Aleksei's diary from 1916, as well as letters from him & his family, and two medical bulletins from the Spala crisis.

Yes, we've been working on little bits of Pered Rasstrelom here and there. But there are many more letters -- some from Alix to Vyrubova that I don't think I've seen elsewhere. (Though I haven't cross-checked Anya's memoirs yet).

I also have Alix's diary from 1917-1918. My Russian is decent -- in a classroom, or a restaurant anyway -- but when I try something like this, I suddenly feel like a second-grader! My vocabulary in particular is just not up to the task.
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Janet_W. on October 25, 2005, 07:00:27 PM
This is a great idea for a thread . . . one whose time has definitely come, given the fact that the AP's worldwide membership continues to expand.

As someone who just barely speaks her own language  ::)  I have frequently been thwarted in my Romanov research by both French and Russian texts. While this thread was specifically conceived for participants who speak and read English as a second language, I'll add that I continue to appreciate the translations of documents in  French, Russian, and other European languages for those of us in the United States who lack a multi-lingual background!
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Helen_Azar on October 25, 2005, 09:50:34 PM
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Here's the a scan of the cover:
Tsesarevich (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/tsesarevich.jpg)



Sarah, I just remembered that I did translations of some of the diary entries from this book, I think it was under the Alexei topic,  thread called something like "Alexei's diaries". Maybe you can find it. In the meantime, as I mentioned to you in a PM, since I have this book, I will try to do some more after December....

H
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Belochka on October 25, 2005, 11:03:34 PM
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Here's the a scan of the cover:
Tsesarevich (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/tsesarevich.jpg)

Are you familiar with it?


Yes I have a copy thanks.  :)
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: isabel on October 27, 2005, 07:00:39 AM
As bad english speaker, and worse english writer, i have also to thanks everybody here for yor efforts to decode our writings.

Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Agneschen on November 22, 2005, 10:43:46 AM
Anyone who need help with French, just let me know. I will be glad to help.
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Alexios on December 02, 2005, 09:53:21 AM
http://dict.leo.org/
English-German, German-English and French-German, Germand-French dictionary.
Excellent.:)
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on December 12, 2005, 10:35:19 PM
Here (http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=Announcements;action=display;num=1133395389) is a link to another thread that RealAnastasia started. I posted some translations of English to Spanish and Spanish to English for our Spanish-speaking members.
If anyone would like me to provide more, just PM me or post it here or there.

Sofia  :)
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: vladm on December 23, 2005, 12:37:41 AM
good automated translators you can find on many sites today, including google, with following sites, you can use URL  type of translation and good language coverage including from/to Russian:

http://world.altavista.com/

http://www.online-translator.com/default.asp?lang=en

Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Bravo_d_El_Rei on December 27, 2005, 04:50:16 AM
Let me be of help in case of problems with portuguese translations...
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Sophia_Skymind on January 24, 2006, 01:53:13 AM
Hello!

I'm kind of new here, but I just want to say that I speak French, too.

Bonjour, Agneschen!
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Johnny on November 17, 2006, 05:41:04 PM
good automated translators you can find on many sites today, including google, with following sites, you can use URL  type of translation and good language coverage including from/to Russian:

http://world.altavista.com/

http://www.online-translator.com/default.asp?lang=en


I am not sure how good these translators are. I am already familiar with altavista. I tried a brief passage from my opera libretto. I find the results confusing at best. Here is my experiment.

Here's the original:

Совсем не так дорогая!
Мужик должен думать, что Вы Ирина.
Это наша приманка для него.
Не подведи!
Смейся как настоящая великая княжна!

Here's how altavista translated it:

Entirely so not expensive!
Peasant must think that you Irina.
This is our bait for it.
Do not bring!
Laugh as real great princess!

Here's how online-translator handled the passage:

At all so dear!
The muzhik should think, that Vy Irina.
It is our bait for it.
Do not bring!
Be dared as present great княжна!

And here is a human translation of the same passage:

Not at all like that, darling!
The peasant must think you are Irina.
That’s how we lurred him to come here.
So don’t spoil it for us!
Laugh like a “real” grand-duchess!
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Greenowl on June 02, 2007, 03:13:24 PM
I can help with French, German and Swedish translation (and in real cases of emergency with Czech, although my Czech is extremely basic, but I could perhaps ask people, i.e. Czech speakers, I know for help, should the need arise). Those computer translation things are usually not very good. A human is still a great deal better.

In this regard, if some kind person could do me a favour and translate even a few of the inscriptions on the tombs of the horses in that fantastic thread about the Horse Tombs of the Tsars I would be very happy, as I cannot understand Russian.
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: Colm on November 04, 2007, 05:31:37 PM
Hello,
A comment from a user in another thread gave me the idea for this thread. Since so many users are now coming here who do not speak English well or as a first language, they may have trouble understanding everything in here. SO, Please use this thread to ASK for help, as I am certain that there are many members who can translate the English for you.

I know for a fact that there are excellent people who can translate what you want to understand into Spanish, French, German, Russian and Japanese at the very least. So Please dont be SHY, ask for help here in understanding the posts if you do not understand the English!!

FA
:)

could someone translate a note, into English, i think it is in German, written by Prinzessen Viktoria Luise, and it is in her pictures board, would be very greatfull
Colm
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: gleb on November 01, 2017, 04:04:44 AM
Hi everyone!

I would like to ask a favour. I am trying to translate in English some pages of a short essay which I have written. It is about Racconigi Castle (a royal residence of the House of Savoy). Actually I have translated it completely.
I would need a kind native English speaker, who might read it and tell me if the text is understandable or if there are too many mistakes.

Thanks in advance

p.s.
As you can see from the way I write, your help is very much needed!
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: gleb on November 05, 2017, 02:56:14 PM
So there is no volunteer? Please :)
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: JGP on November 05, 2017, 10:32:58 PM
So there is no volunteer? Please :)
I will read it for you.
Title: Re: I need translation help in the Forum!
Post by: gleb on November 06, 2017, 03:01:52 PM
So there is no volunteer? Please :)
I will read it for you.

Thank you very much! I have sent you a pm