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« on: July 16, 2005 10:43:35 AM »

hey all im wondering if anyone knows where i can get translations (English -> Hebrew) on the net for free. I'm going to get a tattoo that says 'Judah' in Hebrew on the back of my neck. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2005 10:54:57 AM »

i was wondering about accurate tattoo translations as well. i want to get "lucky" in chinese character/s on my big toe. i just want to make sure i don't get a symbol on there that means something totally different... Smiley
maybe someone else will have the answer to this one!
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2005 11:39:48 AM »

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

doesnt help with the hebrew though...
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2005 01:16:01 PM »

thanks anyways
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2005 02:16:42 PM »

IMHO, I wouldn't trust Babelfish for any translation, much less one that's going to end up on my skin. It's notoriously bad at translating accurately (like every other machine translation so far). Can't handle synonyms and similes, stuff like that. Seems minor, but results in hilariously bad translations.  Cheesy

Best bet is to get people who speak Hebrew to write it out for you - and do check it with more than one person.  I speak Japanese, and I'm always seeing pseudo-Japanese tattoos on people, wondering what they *think* it says.  Undecided

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2005 03:20:19 PM »

IMHO, I wouldn't trust Babelfish for any translation, much less one that's going to end up on my skin. It's notoriously bad at translating accurately (like every other machine translation so far). Can't handle synonyms and similes, stuff like that. Seems minor, but results in hilariously bad translations.  Cheesy

Best bet is to get people who speak Hebrew to write it out for you - and do check it with more than one person.  I speak Japanese, and I'm always seeing pseudo-Japanese tattoos on people, wondering what they *think* it says.  Undecided


lol thanks  Cheesy i dunno anyone that speaks Hebrew
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2005 04:44:59 PM »

The best thing is to find somebody that knows the language. My boyfriend has started laughing suddenly a few tmes out in public, because he's read a weirdly translated tattoo.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005 08:44:46 AM »

There's sooo many poorly done Japanese tattoos out there- some of them are truly hilarious with translation--- I've never had the heart to tell anyone...  Online sources for translation are okay--- but they really fall far from being accurate-  Like a 3-4 year old's grasp of their native language.

As far as finding Hebrew- stop in at your local temple and ask a rabbi there.   I'm sure they'll be more than happy to help and I bet anything it would be a really cool learning experience if you have been before.  Word of caution in case you didn't know:  From what I understand (former altar boy here), tattoo's are taboo in Judaica-- Something with the "body is a temple" kinda thing, I dunno exactly the whole dogma around it- but I wouldn't mention you would like the translation for tat--- maybe for an "art project?" I think that could count.  *I kinda worry about karma issues with telling even white lies in any place of worship.*
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005 08:48:07 AM »

From what I understand (former altar boy here), tattoo's are taboo in Judaica-- Something with the "body is a temple" kinda thing, I dunno exactly the whole dogma around it- but I wouldn't mention you would like the translation for tat--- maybe for an "art project?" I think that could count.
thanks. i think it will pass as an "art project"  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2005 08:51:03 AM »

*I kinda worry about karma issues with telling even white lies in any place of worship.*

_Technically is not a lie, a tattoo is an artistic project.
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