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Q: Translate paragraph from Danish to English ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Translate paragraph from Danish to English
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: camier-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 13 Dec 2005 07:13 PST
Expires: 12 Jan 2006 07:13 PST
Question ID: 605248
I need to translate the following message from Danish to English.

I torsdags var jeg til julefrokost, og jeg tror det har været en god
oplevelse. Og da min håndtaske (maja) er rejst til udlandet, sørgede
jeg for at smide alle mine ejendele væk, i bedste stil.
Derfor ville jeg være rigtig glad for at i enten sendte mig en sms,
eller en mail med jeres nummer på!
I samme anledning vil jeg skrive glædelig jul, og tak til alle jer der
mødte op til vores 90´er fest. Det var godt nok heftigt, så der kommer
nok en ny i januar.
Ha det dejligt
ps har fået et nyt sim kort, så nummeret er stadig 26851494
Subject: Re: Translate paragraph from Danish to English
Answered By: blazius-ga on 13 Dec 2005 12:55 PST
The message translates to English as follows:

Last Thursday I attended a Christmas lunch, I think that was a good
experience.  Because my handbag (maja[1]) have gone abroad, I made
sure I threw away[2] all my belongings, in the best of style.
Thus, I'd be very happy if you[3] sent me a SMS[4], or a mail with your[3] numbers!
I'd like to use this opportunity to write "Merry Christmas" and thanks
to all of you who attended our 90's party[5].  That was really hefty,
so there will be another one in January.

Have a nice time,
PS: I have got a new SIM card[6], so the number is still 26851494"

Translation notes:
[1] "Maja" is a common Danish girl's name.
[2] "smide [...] væk" could also be translated as "lose"
[3] plural form of "you"/"your"
[4] ://
[5] This probaby refers to a 1990-style party, but might also refer to
a 90th anniversary or a celebration for a school class
[6] ://

Translation strategy:
Norwegian is my mother tounge.  Written Danish and Norwegian are very
similar, so translating the message to English was quite easy.

myoarin-ga's translation in the Comments section was quite good, but
it had some small errors and unresolved ambiguities.

I hope this translation fulfills your needs.  If not, please request
an answer clarification before proceeding to rate my answer.
Subject: Re: Translate paragraph from Danish to English
From: politicalguru-ga on 13 Dec 2005 07:32 PST
Basically, she wishes you a merry christmas (and tells you a little
about her pre-Christmas feasts) and asks you to SMS or email her. I
hope someone (maybe Blazius-ga) will be able to translate
Subject: Re: Translate paragraph from Danish to English
From: myoarin-ga on 13 Dec 2005 09:34 PST
Blazius can correct me:
"Thursday, I was at an Xmas brunch and I think it was a good
experience/event.  Since my handbag (Maja) is travelling abroad, I can
take care of my own affairs, in best style.
Therefore, I would be really pleased if you could send me an SMS or an
email with your number  [cellphone?].
I take the opportunity to write wishing you a Merry Christmas and to
thank to all who came to our 90th celebration.  It was good and
intense, and should [?] be again in January [?].
Have a good time [a standard closing], Julie
PS:  I've got a new sim card so the number is still  ..."

Hmm, Camier, you can probably make better sense of any errors I made,
especially the last line.  Perhaps that is just wishing you a good New
Year's celebration or good New Year.

"Ha det dejligt", Myoarin
Subject: Re: Translate paragraph from Danish to English
From: myoarin-ga on 14 Dec 2005 04:38 PST
"some small errors and unresolved ambiguities"
Yes, quite, sorry!  "smide ... waek", of course,  "wegschmeissen" (German) ...
I wasn't sure Blazius was around, but sure have depended on his being found.
No, I didn't try to Google all the words; just once knew a little
Norwegian and Swedish.

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