Translations & Adaptations

“10 Funny Translations from English to Spanish” (Article)

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Try translating this into another language, perhaps Spanish:

My a capella releases classic masterpieces through telekinesis
It eases you mentally, gently, sentimentally, instrumentally
With entity, dementedly meant to be Infinite

Article: “10 Spanish Words That Have No English Translation


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Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

Λυσιστράτη
Amazon Search: Lysistrata
Library of Congress Catalog

Open Library
HANDOUT

Λυσιστράτη
πολύ γε νὴ τὼ θεώ.
εἰ γὰρ καθοίμεθ᾽ ἔνδον ἐντετριμμέναι,
150κἀν τοῖς χιτωνίοισι τοῖς Ἀμοργίνοις
γυμναὶ παρίοιμεν δέλτα παρατετιλμέναι,
στύοιντο δ᾽ ἅνδρες κἀπιθυμοῖεν σπλεκοῦν,
ἡμεῖς δὲ μὴ προσίοιμεν ἀλλ᾽ ἀπεχοίμεθα,
σπονδὰς ποιήσαιντ᾽ ἂν ταχέως, εὖ οἶδ᾽ ὅτι.

Wedekind’s Spring Awakening

Library of Congress: Online Catalogue
LOC Search: Spring Awakening Wedekind
LOC Search: Frühlings Erwachen Wedekind

Different Translations

Erdmann’s The Suicide

Dying for It at SHSU

Gogol’s Government Inspector

Ревизор
Seltzer’s English Translation

Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Hamlet: Folger Shakespeare Library 
Hamlet
: Internet Shakespeare Editions
Hamlet: New Variorum
McTier’s Adaptations
Hamlet Nunnery Variations
Hamlet McTier Abridgement Nunnery

 

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