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Poll: Which animal best represents you as a translator?
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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2009)
English to German
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Silly question Mar 19, 2017

Next question.icon_biggrin.gif

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 16:29
Spanish to English
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Other Mar 19, 2017

One client dubbed me "the cheetah of translation", because I always deliver his texts speedily (and no, it's not because I look like Tarzan's chimp chum)...

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Elephant Mar 19, 2017

Not all that fast, but steady and reliable, and once something sticks in my mind it stays there. I remember more than I'd like to.

Also, like some elephants, I'm a wannabe artist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCzH0Mk5s7s).

[Edited at 2017-03-19 10:42 GMT]


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2006)
German to English
Other Mar 19, 2017

is anonymous slowly starting to get that their pols are a waste of time?

 

Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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German to Serbian
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Cat. Mar 19, 2017

I have a cat as a pet, but this cat couldn't care less about translation. So not sure how it may be relatedicon_biggrin.gif

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Mar 19, 2017

Could I be a cross of an owl (for the wisdom), a mule (for the sturdiness) and an elephant (for the memory)?

 

Chie. I  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 23:29
Member (2013)
English to Japanese
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human being Mar 19, 2017

a mammal with spirit and attitude

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Catdragon Mar 19, 2017

Had to answer dragon given where I'm from, but I'm probably more of a cat - I do things my way and I'm entirely covered in fur.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:29
Member (2009)
English to German
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Well Mar 19, 2017

Michael Harris wrote:

is anonymous slowly starting to get that their pols are a waste of time?


Apparently not.


 

Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:29
Member (2006)
French to English
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Dog Mar 19, 2017

I'm a tracker dog, always sniffing out obscure references and following the scent - not one of a pack of hounds, more of a bloodhound.

 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Chameleon Mar 19, 2017

I'm a total hypocrite, but I'm good at picking up the tone and register of a text and making a parody of it in English.

 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 23:29
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Other Mar 19, 2017

Depends on my biorhythm

At times I'm a sloth - I just couldn't be bothered.
I'm also a red setter - full of beans and can handle anything.

It depends so much on the situation and circumstance. If you dim the lights, put on some nice relaxing music and crack open a bottle of champers, preferably vintage, I turn into a completely different animal. icon_biggrin.gif


 

Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 16:29
Member (2005)
English to German
Ant Mar 19, 2017

Christine Andersen wrote:
Chameleon
I'm a total hypocrite, but I'm good at picking up the tone and register of a text and making a parody of it in English.


That's a great one.

I'm an ant, carrying one little word after the other all day on a well-trodden path. When I'm done, I have quite a heap of them.


 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 16:29
Member (2012)
English to Danish
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Silly, yes Mar 19, 2017

I love animals (most of them) but I really cannot identify with any of them.

 
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