Poem contest!(type in a language you are learning places 1-3 get lingots as prize)
1st place= 15 2nd place= 10 3rd place= 8 Looking for creativity, and originality They can be about: an animal, a favorite food, a favorite movie, a favorite character, a favorite sport or hobby, your favorite day ect. just remember to be respectful!
Looking for excitement , creativity, and originality..... but most of all have FUN!!!
This was a poem for Lrtward that you can find here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13580236
I know I speak for all when I say
That you have been a shining light ray
To all who come and go
You've left quite an impression
(It's hardly a question)
On countless people
Who you've strengthened and motivated
Over and over and over again.
We hope this has given you
Joy and a laugh
For whenever we think of Duolingo
We'll remember a tiny giraffe.
Sé que hablo por todos cuando digo que usted ha sido un rayo ligero brillante
A todos que vienen y van
Usted ha dejado absolutamente una impresión
(Sería difícil cuestionarlo)
En gente incontable
Quién usted ha consolidado y motivado
Una y otra, y otra vez.
Esperamos que esto le haya dado
Alegría y una risa
Porque siempre que pensemos en Duolingo nosotros recordaremos una jirafa minúscula.
Please correct it if there are mistakes. Thanks!
As I sniff the air I smell a pear, so big and round and sweet, as I sniff the air and the pear so fair it makes me want to eat, as I want to eat I start to sing to thy majestic pear, so round and fat, and sweet, as I want to eat not smell my feet I want to seek that pear, as I look for that pear so fair and sweet and I REALLY want to eat!, as I search HIGH and low I see my foe, then I scarily say, "OH, NO!", my dog my foe my only NO!, smells something round and sweet , as I look around I see my hound searching for MY! TREAT!, at my hound I shot a scowl then ran in major retreat, he saw my plan and tracked me down also looking for something to eat, I found my pear, than hid in scare, I don't know what to do, I cause a distraction using my actions to lure away my hound, my whereabouts are known by my only foe and I decide to make a run, as I ran I tripped and slipped and dropped my beloved pear oh so round and fair!, my foe did know and he tiptoed to my beloved pear, I cried and screamed and kicked my limbs but my hound was trotting away so gay to eat my only treat, so I gathered my spirits and ran to my dearest but the time I was there was not so fair my hound and devoured my only pear- by Christina( I don't mind if you guys laugh at my poem writing skills! they are very bad!) ;D
Hello, there's a really tiny edit you could do: Consider changing “hablo para todos” to “hablo por todos.” Here's why: “Hablo para todos” is used to mean “I speak to everyone” as in “my message is directed to all” while “hablo por todos” means that what you're saying would represent “everyone's opinion”.
Your translation was still great, nice job! Your Spanish is really good, keep it up! (:
I would like if you were aware about these three little details:
Over and over and over again = Una y otra, y otra vez. Or “repetidamente (repeatedly)”, without “sobre otra vez”.
You could use Sería difícil cuestionarlo (Literally: It would be hard to question it) as a translation for “it's hardly a question". P.D: Your translation is NOT wrong, but it isn't the one you needed in this context.
One last thing: I totally get what you meant when you wrote “For whenever we think of...”, using “for” like that is common in English, unfortunately not in Spanish, I think you could whether drop para (Siempre que pensemos en Duolingo) or link the sentences with porque (....and a laugh, because whenever we think of”). I know it's not the same, which is a pity... But changes like these usually happen in translation :(
Wow! Thanks! This is great! Thanks for taking time to point this out. Have some lingots. ;)
No problem, you're welcome! It was nice to read it. Thank you for considering my suggestions :D
Well Spanish really isn't my thing, If you want you could help me translate and judge?(Btw that's a nice poem);D
Haiku in English
The stars are shining/ In the night sky, they shimmer /Shining bright
Haiku in German
Die Sterne leuchten /In den Nachthimmel , sie schimmern /Hell scheinen