General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Post by Leonard fan » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:14 am

Is there anyone who has good translations of the songs of Leonard Cohen in Dutch?
The most I can understand, but sometimes I notice that my English is deficient in order to find the correct translation.

Is there anyone who can help me?
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Re: Translation

Post by John Etherington » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:09 pm

As a slightly risky alternative there's Google Translate, but it seems to be getting better. I just tried Take This Waltz, converted it to Dutch, then converted the Dutch back to English. The only part that got marginally lost in translation was:

There's an attic where children play
Where I must go down quickly when you are
In a dream of Hungarian lanterns :D
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Re: Translation

Post by Paul Zagreb » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:25 pm

This ... re=related is Suzanne with Dutch subtitles. I have no way of knowing how good they are! I am sure I have come across a number of artists who cover Cohen in Dutch but have none of these to hand at the moment.
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