Asking for a friend: how would one write "Speed and secrecy" in Latin?
It's for a group motto, and we wish to basically communicate "keep this fast/quick/speedy" and "keep things secret/safe." As briefly as possible.
posted by ish__
on Jul 2, 2014 -
I recently got an old fountain pen marked in Chinese. Please help translate the pen. Links to photos and more information below the fold. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee
on Jun 3, 2014 -
I collect buttons and have acquired a set of Russian buttons. Can anyone help me with translating them? This
is an imgur gallery of the buttons. Clicking on an image will zoom in. The numbers are consistent from photo to photo. Thanks for your help!
posted by sacrifix
on Apr 28, 2014 -
I recorded these drummers
on the archipelago of Socotra last March. Unfortunately, my contact there has gone MIA, but I could use some help translating the Arabic lyrics of this Islamic Mawlid
chant. Can you help?
posted by mykescipark
on Mar 15, 2014 -
My dad found this postcard that was sent in 1910
from my great-great-grandmother to her son and his wife. I've taken a stab at translating it from Norwegian to English using Google Translate, but I've only been able to figure out a few words due to the handwriting. There might also be some characters that I'm not familiar with. Can anyone decipher more of it? [more inside]
posted by theory
on Mar 1, 2014 -
Looking for an English translation for Pussy Riot's "Putin Will Teach You How to Love". [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Feb 21, 2014 -
I need some help in translating further a curio I purchased recently - a short handwritten legal document (approx. 100 words) from Toulouse France, dated year 1672. My paid help has given up, so I am appealing to you! [more inside]
posted by 2ears1mouth0brain
on Jan 31, 2014 -
Please help me date and translate this lowball glass
. I can't tell if the characters are from another language, or if they're symbols, or both. One looks like a music note, one is the Rx symbol, and others are familiar too, but I can't put my finger on them. What does it say? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Dec 7, 2013 -
I don't speak Croatian, but I need to find out whether the lyrics to the song "Nova" by Vlasta Popic are objectionable. If anyone can understand the song lyrics, could you tell me what the singer is singing about, and if any part of it would be offensive to little old Croatian ladies?
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Vlasta_Popi/ [more inside]
posted by Techbear
on Nov 23, 2013 -
Czech speakers: are these 3 lines sensible to you? (They don't have to be perfect or poetic; I just wanted to make sure they're understandable.) They're google's Czech translation of an ancient Latin text. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson
on Oct 12, 2013 -
Asking for a friend who does not share my intense love for cilantro: "Can someone please translate some simple cilantro-avoidance phrases into Thai, Mandarin, and Japanese for me?" [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on Jun 25, 2013 -
Can you translate this Italian phrase into English? "Nun so' fesso ma faccio o' fesso perche' facendo o' fesso te faccio fesso." [more inside]
posted by ataxia
on Apr 28, 2013 -
Please help me translate the phrase, "Something that you bought at another store has not been cleared. I can fix that for you. Thank you." [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9
on Mar 17, 2013 -
Looking to turn the Winston Churchill quote, "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm," into an equation.
posted by fubunker
on Dec 17, 2012 -
The Google Translate app is awesome on my Droid 3 Android phone, especially the new conversation mode however it does not have an offline mode. I will be traveling where there is no convenient, fast, or affordable internet or cell service, specifically Cuba. Is there app or stand alone alternative that you know of? I especially like the speech to speech aspect of the conversation mode in google translate. English to Spanish and Spanish to English is what I am looking for.
posted by snowjoe
on Jul 8, 2012 -
International Mefites who watch Grey's Anatomy! I'm looking for examples of how "McDreamy" is translated into other languages.
posted by forallmankind
on May 1, 2012 -
I'm interested in translating someone's dissertation/book from Spanish to English. Is there some way I can make this happen? If so, how do I go about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 30, 2012 -
What do the (Hindi? Kannada? Tamil? Sanskrit?) words on these shirts mean? They look
to me like
different scripts, and they were probably bought in Bangalore. [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Feb 2, 2012 -
Can someone please translate this character (or characters?) for me? It was written by a Chinese man; unfortunately that is all I know. Thank you!
posted by AONeal79
on Jan 17, 2012 -
Can anyone out there translate these two short phrases/sayings, probably idiomatic, from Swahili to English? [more inside]
posted by telophase
on Nov 27, 2011 -
Spanish/Portuguese SMS spam or should I be worried someone is laying in the gutter somewhere? [more inside]
posted by 7life
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Help me translate some Spanish (Spain) to English, and understand the significance of what it says. [more inside]
posted by robobrent
on Oct 15, 2011 -
How do you translate the verb name/naming
to Latin? What about namer
, i.e. someone who names things?
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Oct 10, 2011 -
Can someone please translate this song
from Japanese into English?
BOMBRUSH! - "STAY STRONG" feat. NORIKIYO, SHINGO★西成 & DAG FORCE
posted by Chrysalis
on May 6, 2011 -
There's a "Trimet Respects Civil Rights" notice on all the public transit vehicles in Portland. It's one straightforward paragraph translated into 6 languages. Why is it that in the [what I believe to be] Russian translation, the word "Trimet" only appears once, whereas in the 5 other languages it appears twice? [more inside]
posted by desertface
on Apr 14, 2011 -
In the short story "Malak" by Peter Watts, what is the language and meaning of these two sentences? [more inside]
posted by bleary
on Jan 28, 2011 -
Chinese or Kanji translation: What is this
framed document and which language is it? What does it say? What is the stamp? The document came from a garage sale but we have no idea what it is.
posted by crapmatic
on Jan 18, 2011 -
You know how Google Translate in Chrome will translate a page, and if you hover the mouse over something, it'll show the original? Is there something that can do the opposite: only show the English translation if you hover over the foreign text? (for Chrome or Firefox)
posted by Busoni
on Nov 24, 2010 -
TranslationFilter, I was wondering if anyone could translate three kanji characters. I've asked around, and haven't found anyone, so I decided to turn to you guys hoping that someone would be able to. [more inside]
posted by pcowden
on Sep 23, 2010 -
a common internet game, feed text to a translation engine and back. recursively. get funky results.
i vaguely remember someone using "all is far in love and war" from Russian to English for this game. is there and online script for this?
posted by yosh
on Jun 27, 2010 -
SpanishFilter: Translation these apartment moving phrases from English to written and spoken (Mexican) Spanish, por favor? [more inside]
posted by _paegan_
on Jun 4, 2010 -
Medical translation filter: I'm off to the Middle East and Europe. Small concern - I have a collection of allergies that would need to be known in an emergency, especially as I'll be in a few remote places. What do I put on a medic alert band in Arabic countries? (Help with notes for wallet card also appreciated!) [more inside]
posted by liss
on Apr 9, 2010 -
I'm curious what the Chinese writing on my friend's gaiwan says. Could somebody please translate these snippets for me? [more inside]
posted by Mayhembob
on Apr 4, 2010 -