Russian Immersion: Незнайка в Солнечном городе (Dunno in Sun City)
(For those who don't know what the "Immersion" is: this is a Duolingo tool which allows to do collaborative translations of uploaded texts)
So, this is a well-known fairy tale about the adventures of the little fellows (mites) living in a utopia like small world. Written by Russian children's writer Nikolay Nosov in 1958. The main character is this guy:
(Незнайка → не знаю → (I) don't know → Dunno)
The Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunno
Since the first book (The Adventures of Dunno and his Friends) is already translated, I uploaded the second book (of three). All the three books are completely independent.
Here is the link for the chapter one in Immersion: https://www.duolingo.com/translation/82f922e7110efdcd60c07baf2b08a0fe
All other chapters are accessible from the Discuss page there.
If you decide to participate, please follow the naming conventions and punctuation rules listed on the Discuss page.
Other Russian Immersion translations are listed here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13016868
Wow, so interesting to know that foreigners are acquainted with the character of my childhood :)
Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not a foreigner, I'm just interested in translating into English.
I'll admit this foreigner hadn't heard of Незнайка before mosfet suggested this. This guy though:
You can watch a cartoon based on the third book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRM7UaalFUs
(Cheburashka cartoons are here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUYmVzJGyzirq_eKlDGBzDA/search?query=cheburashka)
You take it too seriously. How many people in the Soviet Union, do you think, had heard about a small town in Africa, established 20 years after this book was written?
Wow! I am looking forward when duolingo will open Czech here! It's coming soon! I was studying in Hradec Kralove for 3 months and started learning Czech, and I really want to continue!
Than you can practice your Czech with me and I wil practice my Russian with you:-)
I'm sad to hear that. :(
Two questions: Is Immersion gone for all languages as well? (I have only been studying Russian here.) Also, I'm definitely interested, but is it okay if I'd be terrible at it?
Yes, they removed Immersion six months ago.
We haven't really started with Zanata yet (and I'm still not sure it suits us, it was created for translating software), but you're welcome until you're not doing really bad things :)
Tell me your username there and I'll add you.