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english to various - for user name[edit]

I regularly use "deadgirl" as my username, but would like to have it translated into other languages thus making it less common. Please let me know the english characters for the different languages. Thanks!

Spanish "chica muerta", Russian "мёртвая девушка" (myortvaya devushka), Portuguese "moça morta", German "totes Mädchen", Arabic "فتاة الميت" (fatāt al-mayyit). —Stephen 12:30, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. Any translations for Japanese / Latin / Greek? Thanks.

Ancient Greek would be " νεκρά κόρη" (hē nekra korē), don't know about Latin. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 16:35, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Latin = "mortua puella". Modern Greek = "νεκρό κορίτσι" (nekró korítsi). Japanese = "死んだ少女" (shindá otomé.) —Stephen 03:12, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Swedish: död tjej

Danish: død pige (pronounced dø?ð pi:, where "?" means stød) Bogorm 19:16, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Slovenian: mrtva deklica (deklica as small girl), mrtvo dekle, mrtva zena (zena as woman) ... Tagalog: i use old tagalog word to describe your nickname dead girl- yumaong dilag by Willy agrimano

Norwegian: død jente. --Eivind (t) 06:40, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Croatian: mrtva djevojka [mr̩tʋa djeʋojka].

And French fille morte. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:54, 21 September 2009 (UTC)


what is the japanese and chinese characters for the word "mine"? also i would appreciate it if you would include the pronunciation..thanks!

You mean like a land mine? A copper mine? To mine for coal? Something that is all mine? Or what? —Stephen 10:46, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

no like "this is mine"

Chinese: 我的 (wǒ de)
Japanese: 私のもの (watashí no monó)


Chinese 决心 (jué xīn)
Japanese 決心 (kesshin)

This is determination such as having tenacity or focusing your energy.

dansk to english[edit]

please advise what "hjernen" means in this usage?

"det var virus på hjernen"

It means "the brain". —Stephen 13:48, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Mind, body, and soul[edit]

I am desparately seeking translations for Mind, body and soul in as many languages as possible, everything from Farsi to French, Korean to Spanish. All translations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Arabic: العقل والجسد والروح
Persian: ذهن و جسم و روح
Portuguese: corpo, mente e alma
Russian: ум, тело и душа
Spanish: cuerpo, mente y alma
Swedish: sinne, kropp och själ
French: esprit, corps et âme
Latin: mens, corpus et anima. Bogorm 19:25, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Danish: forstand, legeme og sjæl. Bogorm 19:25, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
German: Verstand, Körper und Seele. Bogorm 19:25, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Japanese: 心神、身体と魂 (shinshin, shintai to tamashii) There are probably other ways to say it but I'd say that's alright. 50 Xylophone Players talk 16:00, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Japanese doesn’t use "and" or commas the way English does. It would be written 体と心と魂. —Stephen 19:36, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
URDU: عقل - جسم - روح
Slovenian: um, telo in duša
Chinese: simplified=身心灵 traditional=身心靈 (shēn xīn líng) Technically, natural order in Chinese is body, mind, soul which is shown here. This is also the way this would be written in Korean Hanja but not Hangul.
Korean: 신심령 (sin sim ryeong)
Tagalog: isipan, katawan at kaluluwa
Romanian: minte, trup şi suflet. Kiriazi Valentin 21:25, 1 Mai 2009 (CET+2)
Latvian: prāts, ķermenis un dvēsele
Bulgarian: ум, тяло и душа
Croatian: um, tijelo i duša [um tie̯lo i duʃa].

Take in one another's washing[edit]

I would like to know the meaning of this expression"Take in one another's washing". Thanks

Literally, it means to wash someone’s clothes. Figuratively, it can be used as a euphemism for various activities, such as to have sex. —Stephen 13:36, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Translate English into Aramaic please[edit]

Is there anybody out there who could translate a name from English into Aramaic for me. The name is


I have been trying and so far have had no luck.

Many Thanks Tony

Aramaic: לוקא שמואל
The former was Jewish Aramaic. Standard is ܠܘܩܐ ܫܡܘܐܠ Bogorm 19:37, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Probably ܠܘܩܐ ܫܡܘܐܝܠ would be a better Syriac spelling. Aramaic was written in Hebrew script long before it was ever written in Syriac script. Neither the Hebrew nor Syriac spellings are "standard", both are acceptable depending on the group of speakers. --334a 17:25, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Bosnia Language[edit]

Translate..."are you gonna be okay"

Hoćeš li biti dobro? or Hoćeš li biti u redu? --Ivan Štambuk 00:24, 12 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi could you please translate peter into aramaic and also the lords prayer please , many thanks in advance

Peter is ܟܐܦܐ (Keepa) (petra in Latin is stone, probably ܟܐܦܐ in Aramaic means the same), and you can pick up some hundreds of google entries for the first line of the prayer (romanised: Aboon dabashmaya) from google:Aboon+dabashmaya. The most reliable source is to read it from Peshitta (if you understand Estrangelo): [1] Interlinear NT -> Mattai -> Ch. 6. Bogorm 14:58, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi thanks for your response could you please clarify that Peter translated into Aramaic is ܟܐܦܐ as i have noticed you have said probaly , and as its for a tattoo i would really appreciate clarification , many thanks in advance and keep up the good work , kind regards Peter .

english to polish[edit]

translation of the phrase in polish: JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU.

Jezu ufam Tobie. —Stephen 14:36, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Spanish ratee, rater[edit]

Please could you tell me a way to translate these terms into Spanish? RATEE and RATER (context: individuals collaborating in an investigation)

RATER = soplón, delator, delatante
RATEE = acusado, sindicado, denunciado, delatado,


translate "death is only the beginning" into Hindu?

In literal pronounciation it would be, "MOTH TOH BUS SHURWATH HAI" I'm sorry I couldn't find the needed devanagri script so its just the pronounciation.


robin in french[edit]


"no regrets" in arabic[edit]

what is "no regrets" in arabic text?

لا تأسف —Stephen 18:00, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

english to arabic[edit]

Could you please translate the phrase 'love life' into Arabic? Thanks

حب الحياة —Stephen 18:01, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

English to French[edit]

I hope you will like it here. <- Could you help me because I could look the words up, but I don't know what order the French put them in.

J’espère que vous allez vous plaire ici. —Stephen 16:13, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
You have to use the subjunctive tense after "espérer que", but there is no future subjunctive tense in French, so you have to use the present one. J'espère que vous vous plaisiez ici. Internoob 00:47, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Internoob, I wish it was that simple ! Nowadays, French people use indicative after "espérer que" (except with a negative imperative form of espérer). I suppose you will be able to read this : Subjunctive on French Wikipedia...
So Stephen's translation is perfectly right. You also can say :
J'espère que vous vous plairez ici. --Elkaar 11:45, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah. I see. As I've been exposed mainly to Québécois French, I'm not very familiar with Metropolitan French. —Internoob (Talk|Cont.) 22:30, 31 March 2009 (UTC)