Help needed for translation from non-English to English
Hello, I have enjoyed Laura Lepisto's commentary a lot that was translated by Glam
a month ago. I'd like to thank you again Glam for your time and effort.
I have another set of Yuna's videos in non-English that I'd like to be
translated to English. Hopefully this allows people like me who can understand
only English to get a glimpse of how she is regarded in non-English speaking
countries. Also, the translated videos might serve future figure skating lovers
to get a chance to be introduced to one of the greatest.
I hope this doesn't cause too much trouble for the kindhearted person who
is willing to help. I would appreciate all your help. And thank you in advance.
1. German, 2013 Worlds Short
2. Italian, 2013 Worlds Short
3. Spanish, 2013 Worlds Short
4. Spanish, 2013 Worlds Gala
On a side note, if you want to help, would you please put some timestamps
(like minute and second) in your translation. This is for the case
your translation is added to the video as subtitles. Thank you again!!!
If you still try some more, here you go.
5. Russian, 2013 Worlds Free Skate
6. Italian, 2013 Worlds Free Skate
7. French, 2013 Worlds Free Skate
8. German, 2013 Worlds Free Skate
9. Polish, 2013 Worlds Free Skate
10. Czech, 2013 Worlds Free Skate
Here's my translation of Kim's SP with Italian commentary (2 on your list). I hope it will be useful.
00:02-00:38 Kim Yu-na, the Olympic champion, is coming back after a break: she didn't compete at World Championship for nearly 24 months. During this season she entered some Senior B competitions, last December she won at Dortmund , where she showed her programs: let's see her Worlds comeback short program, “The Kiss of the Vampire”.
00:50- 01:06 She starts with a triple lutz-triple toeloop combination, a fabulous one, it hasn't got any worse since when Kim dominated world stage, some time ago.
01:12-01:24 Here is the step precending her triple flip, that gave her some small problems, not with the flow out or overall quality of the jump, but with the taking-off edge.
01:27-01:51 She wasn't perfect in entering her flying camel, either, she probably lost some points: actually, you have to reach your basic camel position within two turns since the landing to make the feature count.
01:52-01:57 Then, double axel, so three perfect jump elements as for the landing.
02:09-02:18 Level 3 Layback spin, but this one was intended to be a level 3.
02:54-03:32 Her last element is a combination spin; anyway, a helluva comeback, even if she was probably expecting some points more, as she stated after the competition. She wasn't happy about losing a level in her flying camel spin, but honestly – we saw many videos these days - she wasn't perfect on it; as for her layback spin, honestly she couldn't have got a level four because she's missing a feature.
03:33-04:14 Yes, her layback spin was intended to get level 3, and level 3 it got; her flying camel was intended to get level 4, but in my opinion her landing wasn't perfect, so she hit camel position some turns later, and therefore lost a feature. It was a pardonable error, not a gross nor a very noticeable one, nonetheless it was a mistake, so it was a reasonable call by the technical panel.
04:15-04:27 Her performance is excellent, first and foremost this combination, entered with incredible speed, that will get her a lot of positive GOEs.
04:28-05:17 On the other hand, we must say that her flip got wrong edge calls even before her sabbatical, even though it's not an outside nor a proper inside edge: it's more a flat edge, and according to new rules a wrong one, as it was called. Old rules where more lenient, but Kim got some edge calls even under those, so it was nearly inavoidable. Other than that, judges may give it a good evaluation, because the jump had great quality, so much speed going in and out of it, good air position and preceding steps.
05:18-05:42 Her combination, instead, had great speed but it was obtained without transitions, many crossovers preceding it, and this is true both for her short and long program. To speak frankly, she's always done that before her lutz, even with the solo lutz in her long program: it's an acceptable choice.
05:43-06:12 Furthermore, that problem with the flip is well-known to Kim's staff, because she used to do triple flip-triple toeloop combinations, then she switched to lutz combinations in order to preserve the base value: it was some years ago. Her score is remarkable: as for the components, she got more than 33.18 only once. Will it be enough? This season Asada scored more than 70 points, but with a ratified triple axel.
Thank you, bartlebooth
Thank you, Bartlebooth for the translation. Very interesting to hear what commentators from other countries have to say. I wish US commentators were this informative!
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I was going to do the Italian-english translation when I noticed that Bartlebooth had already done it...
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Welcome, bartlebooth! Thanks for the post.
Well, you're welcome for your thanks and thank you for your welcome!
I've been a long time lurker, and now I'm happy to give some contribution to this board.
So, now I translated Italian commentary of Kim's FP (6 on the list):
00:04- 00:34 Here comes the last athlete on the ice, Korea's Yu-na Kim. She's the great favourite after winning the short program with some margin, but she has to skate well, because Mao [Asada] and Carolina [Kostner] both scored very high, and both were really competitive, in spite of minor mistakes.
She chose to skate to Les Misérables.
00:58 Triple lutz-triple toeloop
01:19 Triple flip
01:30 Kim's reverse on her camel position is spectacular
01:53 Triple salchow
02:42 Second lutz – Fabulous triple lutz
03:06 Double Axel-double toeloop-double rittberger[loop]
03-23 Second salchow – triple salchow-double toeloop
04:20 Double axel; Kim's doing a perfect program
04:35-05:00 Audience is already clapping; I have goosebumps. The Olympic champion is back: where are we going to put her in the overall all-time classification? She belongs to the top three, and arguably she's the best. She's a prodigy! Nothing to add to this. Excellent! The whole Budweiser Garden Arena is giving a standing ovation to the coming-back queen, Kim Yu-na.
05:01-05:21 She comes back with two perfect programs, with confident [jump] landings, breathtaking speed, after two years her quality remained the same, she's still the queen, all we have to do is wait for her score. She needs 127.93 to win, and I can't believe she won't get more.
05:22-05:38 She did two impressive triple lutzes, one of them in combination with a triple toeloop, and if it doesn't take +3 GOE, then no combination will, two good triple salchows, two double axels, one preceded by Ina [Bauer], the other one by spiral [he's meaning “by spread eagle”].
05:39-06:16 Yes, yes, she's really extraordinary; her triple flip may be called “wrong edge”, but it isn't the worst case, in my opinion it's a fairly good flip, even if we didn't see it from the best camera angle. Well, sure she doesn't take off an outside edge, more a flat one, so according to this year's rules it's a wrong edge, but then you've to consider... well, the SP call was correct, but in my opinion her flip doesn't warrant strongly negative GOE.
06:22-06:33 Here we see again her first spectacular combination. But then, look at her grace and elegance! That's really rare, she can be compared to the likes of [Katarina] Witt.
06:34- 07:11 Yes, to be considered the best of all time, she needs a second Olympic gold medal, and she came back to get it. Witt competed many years ago, Kim has obviously more triple jumps, no doubt about it, we're talking about two different sports. We can only compare results, because on a technical level Kim is much better than Witt.
07:12-07:38 So let's discuss: is Kim going to beat Kostner on PCS? It's not easy to tell, because Kostner got a terrific PCS score, and Asada didn't even come close to her, she got more than two points less than her.
07:43-08:14 Wow, how much did she get? Well, Kim beats Kostner on PCS and, to be fair, today her performance was way better than everyone else's. She got 150 points at the Olympics, and back then a program contained more elements: you had a spiral sequence that was worth more than the choreo sequence. An extraordinary score for an extraordinary performance.
08:15-08:25 So, what was the most beautiful program at these WC? Chan's SP, Davis/White's FD, Volosozhar/Trankov's FP, and now we have Kim's FP.
08:26-09:03 It's hard to pick one, but Kim really didn't put a foot wrong, whereas Trankov fell in an otherwise breathtaking performance, Chan's quad in his SP wasn't landed perfectly, D/W were perfect, but perhaps Kim's comeback takes the cake: her program was marvellous! As I said before, she didn't put a foot wrong. Now we're going to re-watch her program ten times in a row.
09:04-09:31 Kostner was very good, too, and then Mao Asada... It was a great FP for the ladies, it's been a long time since the level was so high. Kim was missed, Ladies'skating needs her, she will push other skaters to take more risks, and it will be great for the competition.
Italy Eurosport commentators are Massimiliano Ambesi and Angelo Dolfini, a former skater. They are competent, insightful, although a bit biased. They are definitely IJS enthusiasts, so they are more into nowadays's skating and recent past than skating history. IMHO, they are pleasant to listen to if they are commenting on a favourite of theirs, much less if they are commenting on the performance of somebody they don't like. They're quite professional, though.
Sorry for the long post, but I chose to post the whole translation at a time.
Thanks so much, Bartlebooth! It's great to have these translations, and also your explanation of who the commentators are.