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Song Translations

June 9, 2009 3 Comments »

Veo arboles verdes, rosas rojas tambien Las veo florecer para ti y para mi Y pienso para mi mismo, que mundo tan maravilloso. Sound familiar? I came across a site last week called Song Translator that while entertaining, shows just how difficult it is to produce a top-notch song translation. Like poetry, music lyrics have [

Translation of the US National Anthem

June 5, 2009 1 Comment »

Poetry translations are notoriously difficult and force a translator to walk the fine line between accuracy and beauty. In a similar vein, song translations frequently receive a mixed reception. Case in point: the US National Anthem in Spanish. There have been a number of  “Star Spangled Banner” translations, t