Please translate my tattoo

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Please translate my tattoo

Postby Enigmacy » 2015-01-13, 13:45

Hello guys I need a translation. We have no idea what language this is. My friend got this tatoo at panama when he was wasted and he can't remeber what it means. Please can you translate to English
http://imageshack.com/a/img633/144/tgkZqO.jpg

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Re: Please translate my tattoo

Postby ling » 2015-01-13, 13:56

It's all Greek to me.
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Re: Please translate my tattoo

Postby Johanna » 2015-01-13, 14:16

The script is Greek, and since I got a result without any untranslated words when running it through Google Translate my suspicions that it's Modern Greek were confirmed. The result I got was 'there is always time to smile'.

I'll move this to the Greek forum and let those who actually know the language confirm whether or not this machine translation is correct, they're much more likely to see it there than in the Translations forum.
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Re: Please translate my tattoo

Postby Multiturquoise » 2015-01-14, 13:16

Johanna wrote:The script is Greek, and since I got a result without any untranslated words when running it through Google Translate my suspicions that it's Modern Greek were confirmed. The result I got was 'there is always time to smile'.

I'll move this to the Greek forum and let those who actually know the language confirm whether or not this machine translation is correct, they're much more likely to see it there than in the Translations forum.


Yes, it's Modern Greek, and it looks that the tattoo is directed to "he", "she", "it" or "one". And the translation is correct, but please do not always trust Google. I'm not a native speaker, so I will leave the rest to natives.
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Re: Please translate my tattoo

Postby Levike » 2015-01-14, 13:18

There is always time for him/her to smile.

This is how I understand it.
Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára.

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Re: Please translate my tattoo

Postby Bernard » 2015-01-15, 11:58

Levike wrote:There is always time for him/her to smile...
Correct, but "for him/her" superfluous.

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Re: Please translate my tattoo

Postby dimos » 2015-01-20, 12:00

Incomplete.
The full sentence could be
"Υπάρχει πάντα χρόνος να χαμογελάσει κανείς"
or
"Υπάρχει πάντα χρόνος να χαμογελάσεις."


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