Pages in topic:   [1 2] >
Off topic: John Lennon died 25 years ago today
Thread poster: Csaba Ban

Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 08:56
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
+ ...
Dec 8, 2005

In the midst of your daily routine tasks, take a moment to remember the man who meant so many things to whole generations.

I was a bit latecomer myself, having been born when the White Album came out, but I still remember the shock I felt on December 8th, 1980.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Yuri Smirnov  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:56
English to Belarusian
+ ...
Thanks for reminding Dec 8, 2005

Csaba Ban wrote:

In the midst of your daily routine tasks, take a moment to remember the man who meant so many things to whole generations.



I lived still more to the east in all meanings (geographical and political) at the time, so you, from a "looser" Hungary, may understand what I mean when I say that John was among my first teachers of the most important subject in life - freedom. Then there came other (and some of them, better) teachers, but he was one of the first...


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Cristóbal del Río Faura  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 08:56
English to Spanish
+ ...
Imagine Dec 8, 2005

what John Lennon would be doing or saying today if he was alive...

Direct link Reply with quote
 
Piotr Wargan  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 08:56
English to Polish
+ ...
Imagine still sounds... Dec 8, 2005

Regretfully the Human Race seems not to listen and change... If you can remeber there was another very famous poet and singer who died in 1980 (from the other side of the Iron Curtain)...

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Yuri Smirnov  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:56
English to Belarusian
+ ...
Yes, in August... Dec 8, 2005

Piotr Wargan wrote:

Regretfully the Human Race seems not to listen and change... If you can remeber there was another very famous poet and singer who died in 1980 (from the other side of the Iron Curtain)...


I am listening to his songs every day. So, the Poles love him, too?


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Piotr Wargan  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 08:56
English to Polish
+ ...
And me too Dec 8, 2005

Yes, he was someone very important for us Poles too.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Ana Brause  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:56
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Life... Dec 8, 2005

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans..
I guess Lennon would tell us to LIVE!!
I still remember I was studying for my December exams when he was killed and I cried all day long.. I was shattered! I was sitting for Sociology exam the next day.
Another song I love, is the Xmas Song, beautiful song to listen, specially now. Lennon rules!


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Angus Woo
Local time: 14:56
Chinese to English
+ ...
Unfortunately Dec 8, 2005

Piotr Wargan wrote:
Regretfully the Human Race seems not to listen and change... If you can remeber there was another very famous poet and singer who died in 1980 (from the other side of the Iron Curtain)...

Sadly and ironically, the only thing we as human race have ever learned from our own history is that - to many people's surprise - we don't learn much from it.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 03:56
English to Spanish
+ ...
... Dec 8, 2005

All we need is John.

Direct link Reply with quote
 
xxxeugenman
Local time: 09:56
Romanian to English
+ ...
May he rest in peace. Dec 8, 2005

He was an outstanding artist and person. Future generations will continue to enjoy his awesome music. May he rest in peace.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 08:56
Member (2004)
English to Polish
+ ...
Poets, singers... Dec 8, 2005

aren't they those who made us eager to learn foreign languages and cultures? The two mentioned in this thread certainly did it to me - as a kid I was spending hours with the dictionary trying to get to the real meanings - that must have been my first translation attempts

Thank you for that.

Magda


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 08:56
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
lyrics and words Dec 8, 2005

My first ever English "sentences" were just a list of randomly juxtaposed words copied randomly from the covers of my parents' Beatles albums - roughly around the time when John took his last steps from the Dakota House.

Direct link Reply with quote
 
ntext  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:56
German to English
+ ...
Imagine Dec 8, 2005

Cristóbal del Río Faura wrote:

what John Lennon would be doing or saying today if he was alive...


Doing Gap commercials?



Direct link Reply with quote
 
Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 03:56
English to Spanish
+ ...
In my case... Dec 8, 2005

Magda Dziadosz wrote:

aren't they those who made us eager to learn foreign languages and cultures?

Magda


I was about 16 years old and was translating "Girl" (for fun). I soon realized that "Is there anybody going to listen to my story?" was not to be translated as a 'going to future', there was something else there.

And here I am still translating not (only) for fun.

Au


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Dinny  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 09:56
Italian to Danish
+ ...
I heard the news today, oh boy Dec 8, 2005

Learning about the killing of John Lennon through the News remains as an instant photo-of-the-mind, exactly like I will always remember where I was and with whom and what I was doing when they announced the killing of JFK.

I grew up with The Beatles... and today brings me for a moment 25 years back in time, to the great loss I felt, such a waste of a very special mind, such talent... lost in the second of a bullit's flight...

[Edited at 2005-12-08 18:21]


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Pages in topic:   [1 2] >


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Alejandro Cavalitto[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

John Lennon died 25 years ago today

Advanced search






Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
Across v6.3
Translation Toolkit and Sales Potential under One Roof

Apart from features that enable you to translate more efficiently, the new Across Translator Edition v6.3 comprises your crossMarket membership. The new online network for Across users assists you in exploring new sales potential and generating revenue.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums