I have collected some interesting sentences in my "favorite sentences" page. I'd be happy to see translations to them especially in languages that I'm studying. Here is a list of my favorite sentences. https://tatoeba.org/eng/sentenc.../show/4510/und
I regret having this stupid username. I probably considered the username for about 3 seconds. X)
Most of my sentences are in standard Finnish. But sometimes I also write sentences in spoken language. Especially if the sentences would be quite unnatural or complicated in Standard Finnish. I've lived almost my whole life (at least so far) in Helsinki or very close to it, so my colloquial language reflects that.
I think you should only translate to the language you speak as a mother tongue. Or in a language you know extremely well. It is very easy to make grammatically correct but unnatural sentences. This is not a place for testing out your foreign language. Many people use this site for learning a language that may be very important in their life, for their job for example. You can practice for free at lang-8.com or at a similar page.
One of the best ways to contribute to Tatoeba is to translate sentences that have audio, because those sentences are almost always reliable. You can search for sentences in a particular language (if that language has audio in Tatoeba) and you can filter so that it shows sentences that have not yet been translated into your mother tongue. https://tatoeba.org/eng/sentences/advanced_search
My mother tongue Finnish belongs to the Uralic language family, and it is therefore not related to most other European languages. So it is not related to the neighbouring Swedish or Russian. Other Uralic languages in Tatoeba with contributions from native speakers are:
- Hungarian (212987 sentences, 2009 with audio, as of 18.5.2018)
- Meadow Mari (4266 sentences, as of 18.5.2018)
- Estonian (2958 sentences, as of 18.5.2018)
Other Uralic languages in Tatoeba are Southern Sami, Northern Sami, Udmurt, Hill Mari, Livonian (extinct or dormant), Karelian, Erzya, Võro, Veps, Ingrian and Moksha. If you happen to know someone who speaks any of those languages as a mother tongue or at a high level, or some other Uralic language, please try to ask them to contribute to Tatoeba.
I'm using Finnish versions of the default names. This makes it easier to create audio files for the Finnish sentences.
Mary = Mari
Tom = Tomi
John = Joni
Suomenkielisille: Jos osaat englantia, niin voit kantaa korttasi kekoon mm. tämän linkin takaa. https://tatoeba.org/eng/sentenc...o=&sort=random Tossa listassa on sellaisia englanninkielisiä lauseita, joita ei kukaan ole vielä kääntänyt suoraan suomeen. Nuo ovat myös sellaisia lauseita, joissa on ääni mukana. Äänelliset lauseet ovat lähes aina luotettavia. Voit tehdä tietty samaa myös muiden kielten kanssa.
I've lived most of my life in Helsinki, or close to it.
I've lived for about a year of my life in English-speaking countries. Also I have consumed terrible amounts of culture in English: audiobooks, podcasts TV shows and computer games... So I would say that I know the language relatively well, and I'm confident that almost all of my translations from English to Finnish are accurate.
I studied Japanese almost every day for about 4 years. Now, on and off, depending if I have some interesting comic to read, for example.