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Im stuck again...

Postby JoshMcD » 2007-06-26, 22:00

Loiks if you would be so kind to give me a hand translating this song, I would be much appreciative. I have been trying to for a bit now,and I cant seem to get it right.

It is by Tanel Pader and the Sun

Eile nägin veel eestimaad,tondiraba ja põlislaant,
rahvariiet, ugriverd, laulupidu, läänemerd.
Homme on siin estonia, remont on tehtud võib uksed avada.
Külla tulge kõik, tahan näidata kui kaunis on mu maa, mis seedripalme kasvatab

Welcome to Estonia, pudrujõed ja piimamäed
Welcome to Estonia, koidikulippu taas lehvimas näed.
Welcome to Estonia, teid tervitades tõstan käed-teretulemast

Narvas usud et surnud jõed metsad-puud me vennad-õed.
Leib on must ja valge on viin
Ma pole turist ma elan siin.
Kas olla märk või vaba riik, majandusime või konnatiik

Welcome to Estonia, pudrujõed ja piimamäed
Welcome to Estonia, koidikulippu taas lehvimas näed.
Welcome to Estonia, omakord aga võõrad väed
Welcome to Estonia, teid tervitades tõstan käed

Ma elan eestimaal
Ma elan eestimaal

Tibitaba-daa ja tipa-tapa-tapa võtan kätte mikrofoni teise õlle kapa.
Põltsamaal-Võrus, Tartus või Tapal kõik inimesed kuulavad kui rääkima hakkan.
Rääkima hakkan teile Eestimaa elust, soojast viru õlust, Hollywood-i melust.
Mägesid ei ole, jõed on väiksed, metsas on mustikad ja kahepaiksed.
Torupilli saatel aknast välja vaatan, kusagile kadunud on kommunismi saatan
Roosasi prille ma igapäev kannan, kerjustele 500 krooniseid annan.

Yo, tulge meile külla
Yo, tulge meile külla

Welcome to Estonia, pudrujõed ja piimamäed
Welcome to Estonia, koidikulippu taas lehvimas näed.
Welcome to Estonia, omakord aga võõrad mäed
Welcome to Estonia, teid tervitades tõstan käed

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Postby Loiks » 2007-06-28, 19:33

OK, here's my try, put it in correct English then afterwards :)




Yesterday I still saw eestimaa, tondiraba* and primeval forests,
national costume, ugric blood, song festival, baltic sea.
Tomorrow there'll be estonia here, repairings will have been done, the doors can be opened.
Come to visit everybody, I want to show how beautiful my land is,
that grows cedar palms

Welcome to Estonia, rivers of porridge and mountains of milk
Welcome to Estonia, the flag of dawn you'll see fluttering.
Welcome to Estonia, greeting you I rise my hands - welcome

In narva** you believe that rivers are dead, forests-trees, brothers-sisters.
The bread is black and the vodka is white
I'm no tourist, I live here.
Whether to be a sign or a free state, economical wonder or pond of frogs.

Welcome to Estonia, rivers of porridge and mountains of milk
Welcome to Estonia, the flag of dawn you'll see fluttering.
Welcome to Estonia, own rule but foreign crowds
Welcome to Estonia, greeting you I rise my hands

I live in eestimaa
I live in eestimaa

Tibitaba-daa and tipa-tapa-tapa, I take microphone in one hand and beer kapp*** in the other.
In Põltsamaa-Võru, Tartu or Tapa all the people listen when I start to talk.
I start talking to you about the life in Eestimaa, warm viru beer and row in Hollywood****.
There are no mountains, rivers are small, in the forests there are bilberries and amphibians.
Listening to bagpipe I look out from window, somewhere the satan of communism has disappeared.
I wear pink glasses every day, I give 500 kroon notes to the beggars.

Yo, come to visit us.
Yo, come to visit us.

Welcome to Estonia, rivers of porridge and mountains of milk
Welcome to Estonia, the flag of dawn you'll see fluttering.
Welcome to Estonia, own rule but foreign mountains*****
Welcome to Estonia, greeting you I rise my hands



* a neighbourhood in Tallinn's Lasnamägi 'Spook's Bog'
** russianized-sovietized city at eastern border
*** a wooden drinking vessel for beer
**** a night club in Tallinn
***** the Russian colonists inhabit districts of Tallinn which end with -mägi 'mountain'.

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Postby JoshMcD » 2007-06-28, 19:41

Thanks a bunch... Yea that was kinda complex. I think the places in the Song is what was throwing me off so much... I couldnt find an english word for them, and i had no idea. And somehow I keep getting soup- instead of porridge....

Now that I think about it, What exactly is porridge? Is it like Oatmeal?

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Postby Loiks » 2007-06-29, 15:22

JoshMcD wrote:Now that I think about it, What exactly is porridge? Is it like Oatmeal?


Maybe this porridge is too British. Other words in my dictionary are mash and pulp. Mashed potatoes would be kartulipuder. It's a saying - pudrumäed ja piimajõed, meaning plentitude (from Bible, I think). In the song they've put it vice versa - pudrujõed ja piimamäed.

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Postby JoshMcD » 2007-06-29, 15:32

Ah i got ya. Thanks again.


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