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Alda Maria Durães
Portugal
Local time: 17:58
English to Portuguese
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Feb 7, 2003

\"Those who can, write

Those who can\'t write, translate

Those who can\'t translate write about translation.\"

(Peter Newmark)



(tradução) ... jogo do gato e do rato que nasce da procura do sentido da palavra exacta.\"

(Pedro Támen)



[\"(translation) ... a hide-and-seek game, a long search for the real meaning of the right word.\"]


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María Alejandra Funes
Local time: 14:58
English to Spanish
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More quotations on translation Feb 7, 2003

\"Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.\"

-- Voltaire



\"Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language.\"

-- Virginia Woolf



\"The best thing on translation was said by Cervantes: translation is the other side of a tapestry.\"

-- Leonardo Sciascia



\"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.\"

-- John Donne



Have a nice weekend!



ALE


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Arthur Borges
China
Local time: 01:58
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Oh Alda, Feb 7, 2003

I\'ve read the same piece but with \"Those who can do, those who cannot, teach\" and so on.



I teach too.


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Alda Maria Durães
Portugal
Local time: 17:58
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There is nothing so serious as developing a healthy sense of humour, no matter the activity! Feb 8, 2003

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On 2003-02-07 21:01, Arthur wrote:

I\'ve read the same piece but with \"Those who can do, those who cannot, teach\" and so on.



I teach too.



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Arthur Borges
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I agree of course, Alda Feb 9, 2003



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