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Can someone who reads Hebrew assist me?

I always feel awful having to ask people to translate stuff for me, but sometimes I need information that is in a document that I can't read and doesn't have available translations. I have one or two paragraphs of handwritten Hebrew from circa 1700 that I need to at least know the gist of. [more inside]
posted by Peregrine Pickle on Oct 20, 2015 - 2 answers

The what of the what??

Can you help me figure out what they're saying in this episode of The Black Tapes podcast? [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Oct 17, 2015 - 6 answers

Turkish Hip-Hop Translation: Roadside Picnic

I recently interviewed a Turkish band who introduced me to the group 'Roadside Picnic', who make fantastic, alluring left-field hip-hop. I've been hopelessly hooked on this live version of what I presume is a new song from the duo. It's titled "Bir Ustamızın Havası", and I'd love to know what the song is talking about. [more inside]
posted by beijingbrown on Jul 28, 2015 - 0 answers

Can someone translate this Chinese text for me?

One of my ELL students wrote this in my yearbook and I don't know what it says-- it's probably not overly exciting but I would like to know what she wrote. [more inside]
posted by sadtomato on Jun 21, 2015 - 4 answers

The tattoo artist told me it meant wash the spirit falcon

Ok, this should be an easy one but the Google Translate app isn't cutting it. Can anyone translate the dust writing on the back of this truck? I'm presuming it's Mandarin. Thanks!
posted by Burhanistan on Jun 1, 2015 - 2 answers

French song translation help

Lately I've been enjoying Grenadine's eponymous album. But my French is non-existent, and I can't find lyrics anywhere. What are these songs about, anyway? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Mar 5, 2015 - 5 answers

LatinFilter: help me modify this latin… phrase?

The text on at 19th century English shilling includes the text "GEORGIUS III • DEI GRATIA" What would the translation be if, instead of "the grace of God" I wanted it to say, "the grace of The Swan?" [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie on Feb 27, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me translate station wagon to French and Spanish!

What do people in France, Spain, and Mexico call a (station) wagon in common usage in their native languages? Is "break" correct for France? I think I'm missing the subtleties when Googling here. (And "estate" is correct for the UK, right?) Thank you!
posted by jroybal on Feb 23, 2015 - 11 answers

Anyone speak Icelandic?

What is the word or words in Icelandic for 'the redeemer' or 'redeemer'? [more inside]
posted by ZaneJ. on Nov 25, 2014 - 5 answers

What's Arabic for 'Kick Me?'

I have a T-shirt with text in some kind of Arabic language, and I have no idea what it says (or even what language it says it in!) There's also a small triangular logo with an antelope and the word 'Zama'. Does anyone know A) what language it is, B) what it says and C) what the context is? [more inside]
posted by Green Winnebago on Oct 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Inversion of "Cogito ergo sum"?

I'm reaching for a phrase for a short science fiction piece I'm working on. I'd like to know what a Classical-Latin-speaking character would say if they wanted to articulate a particular concept analogous to "I think therefore I am", but expressing instead a monstrous moral conclusion they've reached along the lines of I think therefore none may be / shall be. [more inside]
posted by churl on Aug 27, 2014 - 7 answers

Latin for "Speed and secrecy"?

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 - 7 answers

Japanese translation help

Help me translate this tea cup from Japan... [more inside]
posted by IfIShouldEverComeBack on Jun 23, 2014 - 2 answers

Translation of Chinese pen

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 - 3 answers

Russian translation filter

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 - 12 answers

SpanishFilter - Can someone translate this recipe for me?

Can someone translate this recipe for me? [more inside]
posted by Hellafiles on Mar 23, 2014 - 9 answers

The birthday of the Prophet, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

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 - 1 answer

Help me decipher this handwritten Norwegian postcard from an ancestor

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 - 13 answers

Can you translate a Pussy Riot song into English?

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 - 4 answers

Decyphering this handwritten antique French legal document/curio

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 - 7 answers

What's it say?

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 - 7 answers

What are the lyrics for Vlasta Popic's song, Nova?

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 - 2 answers

Czech lines

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 - 5 answers

A Cilantro-Hater in Thailand, China, and Japan

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 - 12 answers

Can you help translate this Italian phrase?

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 - 9 answers

Please translate these chinese characters for me

Please translate these chinese characters for me. We got this cute clothes as a gift for our firstborn daughter, with a pair of chinese characters on them. What do they say?
posted by jgwong on Apr 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Multilingual security help!

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 - 8 answers

What do the symbols on this Nepalese coin represent?

I have a 2 rupee coin from Nepal. What do the symbols around the mountain represent? [more inside]
posted by Angel de Lune on Mar 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Help turn a famous quote into an equation!!!

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 - 16 answers

I want to understand these Spanish lyrics

Can someone who speaks Spanish tell me what this song means? [more inside]
posted by Eradicator! on Jul 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Does a stand alone translation tool like this exist?

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 - 2 answers

What Does The French Text on The Drawing Say?

French speaking friends on Ask Mefi - Can you please tell me what the text on this drawing says? Full drawing. Close up.
posted by extrabox on May 16, 2012 - 17 answers

Translations of McDreamy

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 - 7 answers

I wanna be translated

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 - 9 answers

Translate this word/concept in your other language(s)

I need a succinct translation for "advocate" or similar term in as many languages as possible . [more inside]
posted by mynameismandab on Mar 2, 2012 - 10 answers

English translation of French lyrics sung by Czech band?

What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Translate something that could be any language spoken in India!

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 - 6 answers

I can't even read enough Chinese to tell if it's Chinese or not.

What does this Japanese (or Chinese?) writing at the top of my dinner bill say?
posted by SemiSophos on Jan 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Can you translate this Chinese character?

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 - 18 answers

Finnish abbreviations

Do you speak Finnish? Can you understand these abbreviations? [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Jan 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Swahili-to-English translation

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 - 9 answers

Please translate these text messages

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 - 8 answers

Help me translate a Spanish poem recieved from a recent love interest

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 - 4 answers

latin translation

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 - 3 answers

I need help identifying an Asian character.

Can anyone identify this Asian character? The pendant was bought in Thailand by a family friend who has since passed away so we can't ask him. [more inside]
posted by christhelongtimelurker on May 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Decipher handwritten German letter?

Germanfilter: Can someone help me translate this German handwritten letter? [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie on May 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Stay strong! (yeah, and what else?)

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 - 5 answers

Why does this Russian translation not match up?

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 - 6 answers

Who will help me bake this おはぎ?

I need help translating either this or this super fun looking Japanese recipe. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Mar 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Please help translate these sentence from a short story by Peter Watts

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 - 8 answers

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