nicholas.ovaloff

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Name
bg: Никола | en: Nicholas | it: Nicola | fr : Nicolas | jp: ニコラ
Joined
19.12.2014
Role
Editor
Points
5059
Contribution
396 translations, thanked 527 times, solved 10 requests, helped 8 members, transcribed 7 songs, added 1 idiom, left 219 comments
Interests

I can say that I have a wide variety of interests, but the ones I invest most of my time in are (I've enumerated them more or less accordingly):

  • Languages – basically everything about them: learning/studying, examining/analysing their development in time, their impact on human psychology and way of thinking, translating etc.
  • Listening to and discovering music – that's where I earn most of my knowledge about any language. If I don't have any music I can listen to in my target language, I eventually abandon learning it.
  • Singing
  • Collecting vinyl records (so far I have around 80 of them)
  • Photography (not professionally, just for fun)
  • Astrology (my Part of Fortune is in Gemini, thus the wide variety in interests)
  • Calligraphy
  • Typography
  • Drawing portraits
  • Poetry
About me

 Hey there! My name is Nicholas and I'm 20 years old. Languages and music have been my passion ever since I was little. I started learning English in kindergarten, and French – in high school. I also used to study Russian for three years before entering high school, and due to the more or less mutual intelligibility with my native Bulgarian, I can understand it to a certain degree, but I'm not interested in it, so I no longer use it. I'm self-taught when it comes to every other language which I've chosen as "studied". Yet, I'm mostly concentrated on Italian, Japanese and Esperanto.

 I'm also quite meticulous when it comes to typography, grammar and punctuation. I respect each language's rules and particularities.

 Apart from LyricsTranslate, I occasionally contribute to the Bulgarian Wikipedia. I also have a personal blog (in Bulgarian) in which I blog about the music I love (currently on hiatus).

About the languages I've chosen that I'm fluent in:

 Please note that I don't consider myself fluent in any language apart from my native Bulgarian. Yet I've chosen English, Italian, French and Esperanto as the ones I feel most confident to both use and work with (with that meaning speaking and translating from and into these languages). As for the languages which I've chosen as "studied", I can understand them to some extent, depending on the language, but I don't use them that frequently as much as the ones I feel most confident with. I use them (only) to translate songs from, not into.

Shortcuts for signs I often use:

  • … (ellipsis as a single symbol)
  • × (times repeated) – I use it for any stanzas or lines that happen to be repeated in songs, as well as for indicating the repetition of the chorus
  • → (arrow pointing to the right) – I use it when I notify translators for the changes I've applied to the source lyrics or when suggesting any improvements)
  • Āā, Ēē, Īī, Ōō, Ūū (vowels with macrons) – for romāji transcriptions of titles or lyrics
  • А̀а̀, Ъ̀ъ̀, О̀о̀, У̀у̀, Ѐѐ, Ѝѝ, Ю̀ю̀, Я̀я̀ (Bulgarian Cyrillic vowels with grave accents) – used for differentiating some words which are written the same, but pronounced differently (quite rarely and not all of them being used)
  • Žž (Жж), Čč (Чч), Šš (Шш), Ǎǎ (Ъъ) – for transliterating titles of songs in Bulgarian
  • Œœ – for writing some words in French

Favourite singers, bands, instrumentalists etc. (sorted by nationality [in alphabetical order] and then by preference):

Languages
Native
Bulgarian
Fluent
English, Esperanto, French, Italian
Studied
Czech, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Neapolitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish
Contact Me

396 translations posted by nicholas.ovaloffDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
PerfumeСкоростта на звука English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
Anna OxaНежен образ Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
PerfumeНебе Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Lili IvanovaNon c'è nessuno Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
PerfumeRain of Jewels Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
PerfumeFuture Pop Japanese → English
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Japanese → English
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PerfumeПопът на бъдещето Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Lili IvanovaRequiem Bulgarian → EnglishBulgarian → English
Lili Ivanovaレクイエム Bulgarian → JapaneseBulgarian → Japanese
Marius KurkinskiMonologue à l'amour Bulgarian → French4Bulgarian → French
Lili IvanovaRekviemo Bulgarian → EsperantoBulgarian → Esperanto
Lili IvanovaRequiem Bulgarian → French
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Bulgarian → French
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Lili IvanovaRequiem Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Marius KurkinskiMonologo sull'amore Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Lili IvanovaĈu Bulgarian → Esperanto
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Bulgarian → Esperanto
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Lili IvanovaLa vita Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Camellia Todorova (Camy Todorow)正夢 Bulgarian → JapaneseBulgarian → Japanese
Lili IvanovaTreno di mezzanotte Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Lili IvanovaSupposizione Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
MinaЕ, добре, искам те Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaЛека нощ, уморена обич моя Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Loretta GoggiИзпълнен с любов Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Perfume23:30 Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Alla PugachevaПрез очите на дете English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
PerfumeВсеки ден Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
ArisaЖена като мен Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Momoko KikuchiMystical Composer Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
Momoko KikuchiNight Cruising Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
MinaБухтичка Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaДругата ми половина Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)От сърцето нататък Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
ArisaЗа да продължа да живея Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaВълшебната пръчица Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Momoko KikuchiПожелавам си Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Momoko KikuchiI Will Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
Momoko KikuchiAdventure Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
PerfumeFammi sapere Japanese → ItalianJapanese → Italian
PerfumeНека да узная Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
PerfumeLet Me Know Japanese → EnglishJapanese → English
NetiTesoro Bulgarian → Italian1
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Bulgarian → Italian
5
1 vote
Lili IvanovaTu mi hai chiamata Bulgarian → Italian1
5
1 vote
Bulgarian → Italian
5
1 vote
Mango (Italy)Опасно е да се надвесваш Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
DalidaЗа да стигна дотук French → BulgarianFrench → Bulgarian
MadonnaЛуда по теб English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
MinaЗаедно Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaОбич моя Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Anna OxaБяла луна Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaМаракеш Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)Следвайки орела Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)В моя град Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaОт разстояние Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Anna OxaЦялата тръпка на света Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Anna OxaЕлена Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Anna OxaПо-високо Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Anna OxaСтатуята Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)Пътешествието Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)Лятна красавица Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaИма самба Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)Да, ти… Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)Оазис Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Mango (Italy)Австралия Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaНяма чуваемост Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaНа магистралата Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaВятърът Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaЛято Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaИ му казват лято Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaКак ли ще се казва Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaСигурно е заради теб Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Valentina MonettaЗа теб Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Kaoru AkimotoНарцисистка Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Kaoru AkimotoНачало Japanese → BulgarianJapanese → Bulgarian
Ajda PekkanНякоя нощ на сцената Turkish → BulgarianTurkish → Bulgarian
DalidaДа умра на сцената French → BulgarianFrench → Bulgarian
Camellia Todorova (Camy Todorow)Lovely Memory Bulgarian → EnglishBulgarian → English
MinaVia meblaro Italian → EsperantoItalian → Esperanto
SadeРай English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
SadeОбичта е по-силна от гордостта English → Bulgarian
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English → Bulgarian
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SadeТи не си мъжът English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
SadeНай-прекрасният дар English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
SadeЧерешов пай English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
Camellia Todorova (Camy Todorow)Beau souvenir Bulgarian → FrenchBulgarian → French
Camellia Todorova (Camy Todorow)Bela memoro Bulgarian → EsperantoBulgarian → Esperanto
SadeСкалата на влюбените English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
SadeНе съм си мислила, че ще видя ден English → Bulgarian
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English → Bulgarian
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Camellia Todorova (Camy Todorow)Bel ricordo Bulgarian → Italian3
5
1 vote
Bulgarian → Italian
5
1 vote
Ornella VanoniУговорката Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Tina TurnerКакво общо има любовта с това English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
Hana ZagorováСреща Czech → BulgarianCzech → Bulgarian
Toni (Bulgaria)Come prima Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
MinaАко по телефона Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Lata MangeshkarКолко странни са човешките взаимоотношения Hindi → BulgarianHindi → Bulgarian
MinaЗадръжки на вятъра Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
MinaФранц Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
NetiStai lontano da me Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
ShakatakТъмна е нощта English → BulgarianEnglish → Bulgarian
BeloslavaPrimavera, estate, autunno, inverno… Bulgarian → ItalianBulgarian → Italian
Malika AyaneРазкъсвам си червата Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Vicky LeandrosНа изток от рая French → BulgarianFrench → Bulgarian
Anna OxaСестро Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian
Anna OxaВърви Italian → BulgarianItalian → Bulgarian

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