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January 2017[edit]

From French[edit]

Pourquoi me donnez-vous toujours la même chose ?


  1. Russian
  2. Thai
  3. Vietnamese
  4. Hindi
  5. Japanese

Just to use for my roomAWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 12:25, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

My Russian and Japanese translations:
  1. Russian:
    Почему́ вы мне всегда́ даёте одно́ и то́ же?
    Počemú vy mne vsegdá dajóte odnó i tó že?
    Why are you always giving me the same thing?
  2. Thai: ทำไมคุณมักจะให้ฉันสิ่งเดียวกัน (tammai kun mákjà hâi chăn sìng dieow gan)
  3. Vietnamese: Tại sao bạn luôn luôn cho tôi những điều tương tự?
  4. Hindi: क्यों आप हमेशा मुझे एक ही बात देना है?(kyõ āp hameśā mujhe ek hī bāt denā hai?) —Stephen (Talk) 18:09, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
  5. Japanese: どうしてずっと (おな)じものを ()げますか。
    Dōshite zutto onaji mono o agemasu ka.
    Why are you always giving me the same thing?
(since the original used "vous", using "вы" in the Russian translation)--Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 13:07, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
I’d say: どうしていつも (おな)じものをくれるんですか?
dōshite itsumo onaji mono o kurerundesuka?
Why are you always giving me the same thing?
TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 15:48, 4 January 2017 (UTC)


La liberté est la meilleure chose dans la vie.

To: German • Arabic • Russian • Japanese • Korean • Mandarin • Cantonese

Once again, for my roomAWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 02:55, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Die Freiheit ist das beste Ding im Leben.‎ ― The freedom is the best thing in life.
  • You wouldn't use the word Ding here. Simply: Die Freiheit ist das Beste im Leben. Kolmiel (talk) 21:18, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
Japanese: 自由 (じゆう)人生 (じんせい)最上 (さいじょう)なものだ。
Jiyū wa jinsei no saijō na mono da.
The freedom is the best thing in life.
自由生活事情 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
Zìyóu shì shēnghuó de zuì hǎo de shìqíng. [Pinyin]
The freedom is the best thing in life.
Свобо́да — э́то лу́чшее в жи́зни.‎ ― Svobóda — éto lúčšeje v žízni.The freedom is the best thing in life.
자유는 인생에서 상책이다.‎ ― Jayu-neun insaeng-eseo sangchaeg-ida.The freedom is the best thing in life.
الْحُرِّيَّة هِيَ شَيْء أَفْضَل فِي الْحَيَاةِ.‎ ― al-ḥurriyya hiya šayʾ ʾafḍal fī l-ḥayāt(i).The freedom is the best thing in life.
  • I think either ʾafḍal šayʾ or ʾafḍal al-ʾašyāʾ. This is how you construe the elative to be superlative. Yours is comparative. Kolmiel (talk) 21:18, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
I'm sure someone will be interested in checking my attempts. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 03:19, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
@Atitarev Umm, I reckon that it's "best thing" instead of "worst" – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 05:30, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Oops. He-he. I think it's fixed. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 05:38, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
I’d say: 自由 (じゆう)人生 (じんせい)最高 (さいこう)のものだ。
Jiyū wa jinsei de saikō no mono da.
The freedom is the best thing in life.
TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 15:48, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
@Awesomemeeos: Korean:
자유 인생에서 가장 좋은 이다.‎ ― Jayu-neun insaeng-eseo gajang jo-eun geosida.Freedom is the best thing in life.
인생에서 가장 좋은 자유.‎ ― Insaeng-eseo gajang jo-eun geoseun jayuda.The best thing in life is freedom.
인생에서 가장 좋은 자유.‎ ― Insaeng-eseo gajang jo-eun geon jayuda.The best thing in life is freedom.
인생에서 가장 좋은 자유.‎ ― Insaeng-eseo gajang jo-eun geot jayuda.The best thing in life is freedom.
인생에서 가장 좋은 자유.‎ ― Insaeng-eseo gajang jo-eun geo jayuda.The best thing in life is freedom.
Note on pronunciations:
  • "eu" is pronounced /ɯ/.
  • "eo" is pronounced /ʌ̹/.
  • "ae" is pronounced /ɛ̝/.
--kc_kennylau (talk) 11:18, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

From English to Japanese (14:19, 4 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

I'd like an expression of agreement to be used in small talk in Japanese.

If a person says: "The weather looks nice today."

I'd like to say this in Japanese: "Sure." or "Yes." or "Right."

Daniel Carrero (talk) 14:19, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Sō, desu ne.
AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 23:45, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Translate from English to Sanskrit[edit]

Be the change you wish to see in the world

-- 04:56, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [hindi] (00:45, 6 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

i don't meant to be so rude at morning.

मैं हर सुबह अशिष्ट होना मतलब नहीं है।(ma͠i har subah aśiṣṭ honā matlab nahī̃ hai.) —Stephen (Talk) 08:50, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

IPA for French[edit]

@Stephen G. Brown, Please provide only the IPA for the French of this translation: I never get to have my turn – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 00:46, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

IPA(key): /ʒə.ne.ʒa.mɛ.œ̃.tuʁ/
My rendering (phonetically): žënežamɛǫ̈tur – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 22:49, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
I don't know how this works but it seems to me there's a letter missing? ʒə.ne.ʒa.mɛ.mœ̃.tuʁ / žënežamɛmǫ̈tur looks better I think (I may be wrong though). Akseli9 (talk) 10:26, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
un tour vs. mon tour. —Stephen (Talk) 14:58, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Hello Stephen. If I had to translate the sentence above, I would propose "ce n'est jamais mon tour" or perhaps "je n'ai jamais mon tour". "Je n'ai jamais un tour" didn't come to mind, and "ce n'est jamais un tour" just doesn't work. Akseli9 (talk) 15:05, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
You broke the ONLY-IPA rule XD – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 11:15, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

From English to Urdu (03:05, 9 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

Terms "democracy" and "republic"

It seems there could be a false cognate with Arabic and descendants. In Arabic جُمْهُورِيَّة(jumhūriyya) means only "republic" and this meaning is used in loanwords in other languages (Persian, Turkish, Pashto, etc.). In Urdu, جمہوریت(jamhūriyat) or جمہوریہ(jamhūriya) are used loosely and can mean both "republic" and "democracy". There are other spellings possible.

(I used a loose transliteration, since our Urdu transliteration is not strictly defined and my resources on correct Urdu pronunciation are not so great.) --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 03:05, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

German to Cantonese[edit]

@kc kennylau, suzukaze-c Was willst du nächste Woche machen? Becuase for the sake of my Cantonese friendsAWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 07:47, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Why in other languages than English:
1. I know the English translations already.
2. If I supply with the English version, it may not give the most accurate result as it was in German that was the original sentence was in – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 07:52, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
I don't understand German. —suzukaze (tc) 07:53, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
@Suzukaze-c The German phrase above means "What do you want to do next week?" (informal style). --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 08:02, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
@Awesomemeeos Since you're already wasting people's time, please make an effort and translate your phrases into English because you know it. The "source language" and "target language" are mainly meant for translations where either the source or target is English. You are, of course allowed to make requests, but this is not a playground. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 08:07, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
@Atitarev Why would you revert my edit on this even if I said 'Forget about it'? Are you trying to make me guilty? Well, I will just watch some Eurovision or the entire Bee Movie in 1 second instead – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 08:33, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
You have posted and two people have replied, now I am following this thread and want to know the Cantonese translation. You can do what you want to do. No, I don't want to make you feel guilty. I am just saying my opinion. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 08:38, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
(please check)
星期 [Cantonese, trad.]
星期 [Cantonese, simp.]
Nei5 haa6 go3 sing1 kei4 soeng2 zou6 me1 aa3? [Jyutping]
suzukaze (tc) 08:49, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
The translation above is also correct, but I would phrase it like this:
禮拜 [Cantonese, trad.]
礼拜 [Cantonese, simp.]
Nei5 haa6 go3 lai5 baai3 soeng2 zou6 me1 aa3? [Jyutping]
--kc_kennylau (talk) 11:01, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

From [Ukrainian] to [English] (13:19, 9 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

свинцевим — (((Romanophile))) (contributions) 13:19, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Leaden, lead. Instrumental/locative sg masc. and neuter of свинце́вий(svyncévyj). --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 20:05, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

From [English] to [Italian] (09:50, 10 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]


-- 09:50, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

I don't think recordal is English. I can't translate it because I don't understand what it means. —Stephen (Talk) 14:56, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
@Stephen G. Brown Maybe the user meant 'recoding' (noun, adjective) – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 11:13, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

From [German] to [English] (13:00, 10 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

ersäufen — (((Romanophile))) (contributions) 13:00, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

to drown (intransitive). BTW, I don't think requests should contain brackets - "From German to English", not "From [German] to [English]". --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 13:09, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
It's "to drown" (transitive). Intransitive would be ersaufen without the umlaut. Kolmiel (talk) 14:35, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
@Kolmiel Danke! Jetzt muss ich meinen Fehler in Schnaps ersäufen. :) --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 12:28, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Ach, es war ja gar kein wirklicher Fehler... Du suchst wohl nur einen Grund, um Schnaps zu trinken. ;)
PS: Yes, now you're using it right :) Kolmiel (talk) 13:23, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
PPS: Many Germans would actually be a bit confused here, too. Because, as you may be aware, the intransitive "ersaufen" does get an umlaut in the 2nd and 3rd persons singular of the present, so both verbs merge in these two forms (ersäufst, ersäuft). 13:41, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

From Russian to [English] (18:04, 11 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

[insert text here] hi steve, we are having so much fun with your comrade, we're going to have to tie him up and keep him here. --2601:702:1:7FCE:D07A:8023:EE7C:B2A9 18:04, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Привéт Сти́в, мы сто́лько удово́льствия с твои́м това́рищем. Мы собира́емся связа́ть его́, и оставля́ем его́ там.
Privét Stív, my stólʹko udovólʹstvija s tvoím továriščem. My sobirájemsja svjazátʹ jevó, i ostavljájem jevó tam.
[prʲɪˈvʲet ˈsʲtʲif | mɨ ˈsto.kə ʊ.dɐˈvolʲ.stvʲɪ.jə s‿tvɐˈim tɐˈva.rʲɪ.ɕːɪm ‖ mɨ sə.bʲɪˈra.(j)ɪm.sʲə svʲɪˈzatʲ (j)ɪˈvo | i ɐ.stɐˈvlʲæ.(j)ɪm (j)ɪˈvo tam] invalid IPA characters (||)
(Not a very nice thing to say!) – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 02:21, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Looks like a Google Translate above. Here's my translation:
Привéт Стив, нам так вéсело с твои́м това́рищем! Нам придётся его́ связа́ть и оста́вить здесь.
Privét Stiv, nam tak véselo s tvoím továriščem! Nam pridjótsja jevó svjazátʹ i ostávitʹ zdesʹ.
Hi Steve, we are having so much fun with your comrade, we're going to have to tie him up and keep him here.
--Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 03:07, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
@Atitarev How can that be Google Translate?
  1. Google Translate does not have stress accents
  2. Nor does it have an IPA transcription
  3. Nor it has the sam transliteration system Wiktionary has
Please don't assume that I used it. I used Wiktionary and old Russian textbooks. Please don't jump to conclusions – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 04:39, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
It's probably American. For Americans, this is intended as a great compliment. It's a common way to express that they like someone very much (so much that they cannot bear to part with him). Of course, it's a joke and they don't really intend to kidnap him. —Stephen (Talk) 12:32, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
@Stephen G. Brown Wait what? – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 12:43, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
@Awesomemeeos, You said (Not a very nice thing to say!). I was pointing out that it is actually a nice compliment. —Stephen (Talk) 13:04, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [Italian] (19:40, 11 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

[Nice to hear from you. Got back in Nov. from China. Don't worry I am still Italian. These people are too short ! See you guys soon. Hugs and kisses for all three of you] -- 19:40, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Sono tornato a novembre dalla Cina. Non preoccuparti, sono ancora italiano m/italiana f. Queste persone sono troppe piccole! Ci vediamo ragazzi a presto. Baci e abbracci per tutti e tre di voi. (Please verify) – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 01:31, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
@Awesomemeeos, remember, the people who ask these questions are not linguists. This person will probably send his friends this: "Non preoccuparti, sono ancora italiano m/italiana f." —Stephen (Talk) 12:59, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
I would make the translation this way:
È bello sentire da te. Sono tornato a novembre dalla Cina. Non preoccuparti, sono ancora italiano. Quelle persone sono troppo breve! Ci vediamo presto. Baci e abbracci per tutti e tre. (if the speaker is a male)
È bello sentire da te. Sono tornata a novembre dalla Cina. Non preoccuparti, sono ancora italiana. Quelle persone sono troppo breve! Ci vediamo presto. Baci e abbracci per tutti e tre. (if the speaker is female)

English to Spanish[edit]

[insert text here]

--2600:100C:B00F:C8B1:55EE:4071:F184:3785 23:15, 11 January 2017 (UTC) Hide it

  1. esconderlo(infinitive + lo), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪er.lo]
  2. esconderla(infinitive + la), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪er.la]
  3. esconderse(infinitive + se), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪er.se]
  4. escondelo(imperative informal + lo), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪e.lo]
  5. escondela(imperative informal + la), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪e.la]
  6. escondalo(imperative formal + lo), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪a.lo]
  7. escondala(imperative formal + la), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪a.la]
  8. escondedlo(imperative informal plural + lo), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪eð.lo]
  9. escondadla(imperative informal plural + la), [es.kõn̪ˈd̪eð.la]
  10. escóndanlo(imperative formal plural + lo), [esˈkõn̪.d̪ãn.lo]
  11. escóndanla(imperative formal plural + la), [esˈkõn̪.d̪ãn.la]
It really depends on the context you are talking about. Infinitives are like saying 'to hide it', a general verb sense when expressed without a subject. The reflexive se is like 'to hide itself'. If you are commanding someone or some people, you must use the imperative. Using lo when 'it' is masculine and la when 'it' is feminine. When talking to more than one person, use the plural. You must use the formal when talking to a stranger or superior that is older than you. Use ocultar in the same way as well – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 01:21, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

@Awesomemeeos: I would use the verb ocultar instead, as this is used by the Spanish wiktionary as well. --kc_kennylau (talk) 10:32, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Very few linguists pose questions here. For nonlinguists, it's confusing to most when you give them many choices, and worse if you include technical terms (e.g., infinitive, reflexive, command, masculine, feminine, noun). In a forum such as this, usually you should limit yourself to two versions at most (one if possible), and only use everyday language in explanations that any 8-year-old child would understand. For "hide it," I would probably say ocúltalo and leave it at that. I would not get into the subject of gender or object pronouns unless someone specifically asked about it. Also, I would not use IPA here (unless I knew I was addressing a Russian). Americans (I don't know about Brits, Kiwis, etc.) know nothing of IPA. You might as well write the pronunciation in Cyrillic. —Stephen (Talk) 13:13, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
@Awesomemeeos: It looks like there's a type in your ninth option (escondadla). Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 14:56, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

English to Russian[edit]

@Stephen G. Brown, Translate this: Russian is spoken by at least 300 million people worldwide. That must mean that it's a widely spoken language! Fact also states that it has around 4 million speakers in Australia and New Zealand! That's crazy! Please include stress accents as well – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 09:18, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Some of these statements are far from the truth but I will translate them, anyway even if you don't like me. Stephen's Russian is very good but he is not a native speaker (and must be out of practice lately).
По-русски говоря́т, по кра́йней ме́ре, три́ста миллио́нов челове́к в ми́ре. Э́то зна́чит, что э́то о́чень распространённый язы́к! Фа́кты та́кже говоря́т о то́м, что на нём говоря́т четы́ре миллио́на челове́к в Австра́лии и Но́вой Зела́ндии! С ума́ сойти́!
Po-russki govorját, po krájnej mére, trísta milliónov čelovék v míre. Éto znáčit, što éto óčenʹ rasprostranjónnyj jazýk! Fákty tákže govorját o tóm, što na njóm govorját četýre millióna čelovék v Avstrálii i Nóvoj Zelándii! S umá sojtí!
Russian is spoken by at least 300 million people worldwide. That must mean that it's a widely spoken language! Fact also states that it has around 4 million speakers in Australia and New Zealand! That's crazy!
--Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 11:06, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

From [Spanish] to [Hindi] (00:24, 14 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

12/25/1981 --2601:681:8200:FB1:11EA:E79D:F211:1FC9 00:24, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

१९८१/१२/२५ —Stephen (Talk) 19:07, 14 January 2017 (UTC)


Never forget what I did to you. (Use different registers of formality, as well as gender distinctions) (Since I'm a linguist, you can use technical terms) – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 22:16, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

For something like this, you probably need the help of User:Fumiko Take. —Stephen (Talk) 22:36, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [hindi] (17:38, 15 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

being witty are we? just say

-- 17:38, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

क्या हम मजाकिया किया जा रहा है?(kyā ham majākiyā kiyā jā rahā hai?) —Stephen (Talk) 10:18, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

From [Portuguese] to [Latin] (11:55, 18 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]


Given that some names have Latin variations, i would like to know, if possible. if there are any latin variations for these names. Thank you!

Silva Afonso Mendes Manuel Lima

-- 11:55, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Here my attempts to reconstruct the Latin names from Portuguese:
  1. Silvānus m
    Alphonsus m
    Mendēs m
    Emmanuhel m
    Limia fAWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 12:21, 18 January 2017 (UTC)


I want to go to Kiev due to a very important song festival being held there in May – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 12:02, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Я хо́чу пої́хати до Ки́єва, на ду́же важли́вий фестива́ль пі́сень, яки́й прохо́дить там в тра́вні.
Ja xóču pojíxaty do Kýjeva, na dúže važlývyj festyválʹ písenʹ, jakýj proxódytʹ tam v trávni.
—Stephen (Talk) 10:53, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Small corrections and stress marks from me. Without the context I'd use "пої́хати" (to go by any transport), "полеті́ти" means "to fly". Also "want" has no politeness, so "я хо́чу" is more accurate than "я хоті́в би". --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 12:19, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @Atitarev, for adding a stress marks due to Wiktionary conventions. Also @Stephen G. Brown, can Russians recognise this IPA transcription below as Ukrainian?
[jɐ xoˈtʲiu̯ be pɔ.leˈtʲi.te dɔ‿ˈkɪ.je.u̯ɑ | nɐ‿ˈdu.ʒe ʋɐˈʒlɪ.u̯ej fe.steˈu̯ɑlʲ ˈpʲi.senʲ | jɐˈkɪj prɔˈxɔ.detʲ tɐm ʍ‿ˈtrɑu̯.nʲi] invalid IPA characters (||)
Guess what what the sentence and its translation is all about!AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 12:39, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
IPA is irrelevant on this page, and besides, the Ukrainian pronunciation module is imperfect. The knowledge of IPA has little to do with the knowledge of the language. Yes, Russians can understand a lot of Ukrainian but not 100%, if this is what you're asking. Please don't copy IPA from various IPA modules for different languages here. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 12:51, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
@Awesomemeeos, Russians know IPA well, but they would be much more comfortable with the Ukrainian spelled in normal Cyrillic. The IPA is only for English-speaking linguists who cannot read Cyrillic. —Stephen (Talk) 13:36, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
@Stephen G. Brown Russian and Ukrainian have both slightly different pronunciation systems, how would Russians know the differences in phonology between theit language and Ukrainian? Surely, avid Russian linguists would also use IPA to express Ukrainian (and Russian) – AWESOME meeos * (「欺负」我) 21:16, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
As Stephen said, IPA is used by linguists, not just English. There are native means to render/imitate other languages, even if they are not 100% accurate and are often used in pejorative ways. In many instances, Russians and Ukrainians are exposed to each other's language more than any other language. The current Ukrainian IPA module is based on a specific accent, which is not necessarily the most common and not even 100% standard. Also, there are some imperfections. In the real life Ukrainian and Russian don't sound so different to make them hard to understand. Mutual comprehension is very high, sometimes one-sided. Ukrainians, for obvious reasons, know Russian better than the other way around. ---Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 21:28, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
@Awesomemeeos, Russians would not know what language your IPA represents unless they knew Ukrainian phonology, and most don't. If you spell it in Cyrillic, people easily recognize that it is Ukrainian. If someone does not speak Ukrainian, they will usually pronounce the letters with Russian sounds, just like monolingual Americans pronounce French or German words with English sounds. Avid Russian linguists who are interested in Ukrainian learn how the letters are pronounced in Ukrainian and write the language in Cyrillic. Ukrainian is phonetic, so it is much easier to learn Ukrainian pronunciation of Cyrillic than to try to read and write in IPA. Russians use IPA for the purpose of studying English, because English is not phonetic. They have little need to use IPA for languages that are written in Cyrillic. —Stephen (Talk) 22:46, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

From English to Egyptian (04:37, 20 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

An ox. — (((Romanophile))) (contributions) 04:37, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure if there was a specific word for that, as I don't have my dictionary at hand. The word for bull (i.e. male cattle) is k3, hieroglyph:
Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:20, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
@Metaknowledge I recall reading that the ox’s head originally indicated strength in ancient Afro‐Asiatic languages, a meaning that disappeared as the letter aleph evolved. I’m having trouble verifying this, though. — (((Romanophile))) (contributions) 19:53, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
You should be looking into Semitic languages for that. Egyptian likely had nothing to do with it. --WikiTiki89 19:59, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
ȧḥ, ȧa, or nek. See Egyptian Hieroglyphs.pdf. —Stephen (Talk) 22:22, 20 January 2017 (UTC)


It only took me three days before I was able sing well – AWESOME meeos * (chōmtī hao /t͡ɕoːm˩˧.tiː˩˧ haw˦˥/) 13:36, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Мне спатрэ́білася тры́ дні, каб навучы́цца до́бра спява́ць.(Mnje spatrébilasja trý dni, kab navučýcca dóbra spjavácʹ.) --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 04:29, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
My IPA rendition of above: [mnʲɛ spat̪ˈpɛ.bʲi.l̪a.sʲa ˈt̪rɨ d̪n̪i | kab n̪a.vuˈʈ͡ʂɨ.t͡s̪ːa ˈd̪ɔ.bra spʲaˈvat͡s̪ʲ] invalid IPA characters (|)AWESOME meeos * (chōmtī hao /t͡ɕoːm˩˧.tiː˩˧ haw˦˥/) 05:50, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [spanish] (19:36, 23 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

--2607:FB90:843F:377C:16B3:B5FE:8842:E6CCongratulation babe im proud of you. Really glad to know i got a woman on my hands thats willing to better me in my doings and help me through my worst time. You keep it up mamas

Enhorabuena, cariño, estoy orgulloso de ti. Estoy muy contento de tener una mujer que está dispuesta a ayudar a mejorarme, y a ayudarme a pasar por mis peores momentos. Sigue así, mamá. —Stephen (Talk) 00:46, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Please verify Khmer[edit]

ប៉ះមីក្រូដើម្បីចាប់ផ្ដើមនិយាយ (băh mikro daeumbei chabphdaeum nĭyéay) – AWESOME meeos * (chōmtī hao /t͡ɕoːm˩˧.tiː˩˧ haw˦˥/) 01:23, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Seems good to me. —Stephen (Talk) 02:22, 24 January 2017 (UTC)


@TAKASUGI Shinji, suzukaze-c "Greetings from [country name]" – AWESOME meeos * (chōmtī hao /t͡ɕoːm˩˧.tiː˩˧ haw˦˥/) 00:25, 25 January 2017 (UTC)


--~would you be angry if we dnt see eac other today

Ngaba ubuya nomsindo xa asikaziboni omnye komnye namhlanje? —Stephen (Talk) 08:01, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

From modern english to Latin[edit]

Almighty father protect and forgive us always

-- 20:05, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Pater omnipotēns, servā nōs et īgnōsce nōbīs semper. — Kleio (t · c) 20:26, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [italiano] (21:58, 26 January 2017 (UTC)) you are my special angel.... much love for you[edit]

--2601:283:8302:590E:592B:1343:EFA2:BEA2 21:58, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Tu sei il mio angelo speciale. Tanto amore per te. —Stephen (Talk) 07:49, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

From [chinese] to [germany] (10:40, 27 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]


-- 10:40, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Ich verachte Ihr Verhalten. —Stephen (Talk) 09:13, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

From [English] to [Hindi] (14:49, 29 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

. I would like to apologize to anyone I have NOT offended. Please by patient ... Please by patient I will get to you shortly. :) ...

किसी को भी लगता है कि मैं नाराज नहीं किया है, मैं माफी माँगता हूँ करना चाहते हैं। कृपया धैर्य रखें ... कृपया धैर्य रखें, मैं शीघ्र ही आप को मिल जाएगा।(kisī ko bhī lagtā hai ki ma͠i nārāj nahī̃ kiyā hai, ma͠i māphī mā̃gtā hū̃ karnā cāhte hain. kŕpyā dhairya rakhẽ ... kŕpyā dhairya rakhẽ, ma͠i śīghra hī āp ko mil jāegā.) —Stephen (Talk) 08:48, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [armenian] (09:24, 30 January 2017 (UTC))[edit]

I want to see you every single day. Missing out on a single day without you would put an end to my life -- 09:24, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Please double-check:
Ես ուզում եմ տեսնել քեզ ամեն օր. Եթե ես չեմ տեսնում քեզ մի օր, ես պիտի մեռնեմ:(Es uzum em tesnel kʿez amen ōr. Etʿe es čʿem tesnum kʿez mi ōr, es piti meṙnem:) —Stephen (Talk) 21:31, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

February 2017[edit]

From Tamil to English[edit]

எங்கே போறிங்கா (from the beginning of this MV; not sure if I've got the right characters) — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 02:25, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

எங்கே போறிங்க(eṅkē pōṟiṅka) = where are you going? —Stephen (Talk) 23:46, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

From [ienglish] to [Konkani ] (21:43, 2 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

[I saw Sarita Didi yesterday at the theatre ]

--2607:FB90:43:57C8:BC4C:779C:CE92:3771 21:43, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Please double-check.
माक्का थिएटर भित्तरि सरिता दीदी कालि दिस्ले।(mākkā thieṭar bhittari saritā dīdī kāli disle.) —Stephen (Talk) 00:19, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

From English to Khmer, Lao and Burmese (00:21, 3 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

bar, pub Calling @Stephen G. Brown, Angr. I've added ဘား(bha:), Burmese transliteration of "bar", which may be fine for Burmese, if you can't find anything. :)

--Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 00:21, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

The Pocket Burmese Dictionary doesn't mention ဘား(bha:), but gives အရက်ဆိုင်(a.rakhcuing) for bar. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 07:15, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

From English to Russian (15:11, 3 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

For every dark night, there's a brighter day.

-- 15:11, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Для ка́ждой тёмной но́чи, есть све́тлый день.‎ ― Dlja káždoj tjómnoj nóči, jestʹ svétlyj denʹ.For every dark night, there's a brighter day.
The acute accents (´) are just for reference of stress. Russians usually leave this out. Also, the (ё) does not need to have the diaeresis (¨). It can just be 'е'AWESOME meeos * (chōmtī hao /t͡ɕoːm˩˧.tiː˩˧ haw˦˥/) 23:30, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

English ] to [marathi] (it took me nine months to form your heart)[edit]

-- 15:42, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

मी आपल्या अंत: करणात तयार नऊ महिने काम केले.(mī āpalyā ant: karṇāt tayār naū mahine kām kele.) —Stephen (Talk) 11:55, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

From [English] to [urdu] (16:20, 8 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

Love will see murdered

-- 16:20, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Best I can do. I don't understand your English very well.
محبت قتل کو دیکھ سکتے ہیں.(muhabbat qatl ko dekh sakte h͠ai) —Stephen (Talk) 01:51, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

From [English] to [Rusisan] (13:05, 9 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

Thankyou for teaching Russian to me. (saying to woman older then me)

-- 13:05, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Спаси́бо за то́, что вы у́чите меня́ ру́сскому языку́.‎ ― Spasíbo za tó, što vy účite menjá rússkomu jazykú.Thank you for teaching Russian to me.
The phrase is polite/formal - using the вы(vy, you (formal)) form of address but grammatically it's gender-neutral in this case (the same phrase could be said to a man). --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 21:42, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [hindi] (04:52, 13 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

-- 04:52, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

  • If by chance any part of your clothing catches fire, drop to the ground and roll over the burning area, do not run as that will fan the flames traslate to hindi its question tell me answer
यदि आपके कपड़ों के किसी भी हिस्से में आग पकड़ने के लिए होता है, आप जमीन पर गिर जाते हैं और चाहिए तो जलने भाग पर रोल।(yadi āpke kapṛõ ke kisī bhī hisse mẽ āg pakaṛne ke lie hotā hai, āp jamīn par gir jāte ha͠i aur cāhie to jalne bhāg par rola.) —Stephen (Talk) 13:21, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [marathi] (dont worry You can run it again)[edit]

-- 07:29, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

काळजी करू नका, आपण पुन्हा चालवू शकता.(kāḷjī karū nakā, āpaṇ punhā cālvū śaktā.) —Stephen (Talk) 12:17, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

from English to Laos[edit]

I just want to thank you for coming out to dinner with me I can't wait to go out and see you again.

Please verify:

ເຮົາພຽງຕ້ອງການທີ່ຈະຂອບໃຈເຈົ້າສໍາລັບການອອກມາຄ່ໍາກັບເຮົາ. ເຮົາບໍ່ສາມາດລໍຖ້າທີ່ຈະອອກໄປແລະເຂົ້າໄປເບິ່ງເຈົ້າອີກເທື່ອຫນຶ່ງ‎ ― hao phīang tǭng kān thī cha khǭp chai chao sam lap kān 'ǭk mā kham kap hao. hao bǭ sā māt lǭ thā thī cha 'ǭk pai læ khao pai bœng chao 'īk thư̄a nưng.


ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າທ່ານພຽງແຕ່ຕ້ອງການທີ່ຈະຂອບໃຈທ່ານສໍາລັບການອອກມາຄ່ໍາກັບຂ້າພະເຈົ້າ. ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າບໍ່ສາມາດລໍຖ້າທີ່ຈະອອກໄປແລະເຂົ້າໄປເບິ່ງທ່ານອີກເທື່ອຫນຶ່ງ.‎ ― khā pha chao thān phīang tǣ tǭng kān thī cha khǭp chai thān sam lap kān 'ǭk mā kham kap khā pha chao. khā pha chao bǭ sā māt lǭ thā thī cha 'ǭk pai læ khao pai bœng thān 'īk thư̄a nưng.AWESOME meeos * (chōmtī hao /t͡ɕoːm˩˧.tiː˩˧ haw˦˥/) 20:24, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [tshivenda (07:51, 14 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

And when i saw you my heart knew

-- 07:51, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, no one here knows Tshivenda. The closest we can do is Sesotho. —Stephen (Talk) 12:19, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

From [english] to [french] (06:03, 17 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

[insert text here]

-- 06:03, 17 February 2017 (UTC) Sorry, no one here knows Tshivenda. The closest we can do is Sesotho.

Désolé, personne ne sait tshivenda. Le plus proche nous pouvons le faire sesotho.AWESOME meeos * (chōmtī hao /t͡ɕoːm˩˧.tiː˩˧ haw˦˥/) 06:38, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Désolé, personne ici ne connaît le tshivenda. Le plus proche que nous puissions faire est le sesotho. Akseli9 (talk) 09:02, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

English to Hindi[edit]

I looked angry at my friend for cheating me in the game.

मैं अपने दोस्त पर गुस्से में देखा, क्योंकि वह मुझे खेल में धोखा दिया है।(ma͠i apne dost par gusse mẽ dekhā, kyoṅki vah mujhe khel mẽ dhokhā diyā hai.) —Stephen (Talk) 08:21, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

From English to Urdu[edit]

we don't want black days we want war

-- 10:23, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

ہم سیاہ دنوں نہیں کرنا چاہتے، ہم جنگ چاہتے ہیں. (ham siyāh dinõ nahī̃ karnā cāhte, ham jang cāhte ha͠i.) —Stephen (Talk) 08:14, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

From Japanese to English (14:28, 17 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

"かわいくなりたい 人はぁ~ ♡♡"

Does it mean: "Be cute, people!"

The source is the 2nd Disney fanart in this page: http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=54141643

Daniel Carrero (talk) 14:28, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

@Eirikr Is it not "people want to become cute"? (かわいくなりたい "want to become cute" + an explanatory 人は "people ...") —suzukaze (tc) 09:16, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Eirikr is right. The whole sentence is an attribute for 人. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 09:23, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
  • suzukaze, if there were a mood particle (ね、よ、etc) or punctuation between the なりたい and the 人, then I'd agree with you right off the bat. Given the lack of any particle or punctuation, it reads more like a full phrase without a stop in the middle, where かわいくなりたい directly modifies 人, and the extended はぁ~ looks like the topic particle は drawn out for effect.
Given also the context, where it looks like the speech bubble is in direct relationship to the background note that this was at a recruiting meeting, I interpret this more as the speaker commenting on the kinds of people they hope to recruit. As in, "those of you who want to be[come] cute, [please come this way and sign up for interviews]..."
That's my 2p, anyway.  :) ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 22:05, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

From [Frechh] to [Cambodia] (00:29, 19 February 2017 (UTC))[edit]

Donnez-moi vos bénédictions et grâce à moi, Seigneur.

-- 00:29, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Please verify it.
ព្រះអម្ចាស់ជាព្រះប្រទានពរដល់ខ្ញុំនិងអរគុណចំពោះខ្ញុំ(preah ɑmcah, cie preah prɑtien pɔɔ dɑl kɲom nɨŋ ɑɑ kun cɑmpʊəh kɲom.) —Stephen (Talk) 08:09, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

English to (Contemporary) Latin[edit]

The bourgeoisie. — (((Romanophile))) (contributions) 13:54, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Here it says that bourgeoisie meant townspeople ... townspeople = oppidānī. —Stephen (Talk) 19:15, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

A spy. — (((Romanophile))) (contributions) 19:52, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

ōtacustēs —Stephen (Talk) 23:23, 20 February 2017 (UTC)