Do a phonetic translation of these foreign songs into English (only English required)

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: £100
  • Entries Received: 9

Contest Brief

Please do a phonetic (sound) translation of the foreign songs listed below into English. You don’t need to know the foreign language, all you have to do is translate the foreign “sounds” into English so the songs sounds the same/similar in English as in the original.

Successful freelancers will get a lot more songs to translate in the future.

As part of your entry for each song please submit:
- A word document with your lyrics
- A recording of you singing your lyrics with the original version of the song in the background (ideally mp3, mp4 or wav)
- A recording with the instrumental version of the song in the background.
- A recording of you singing the lyrics without any music

Don’t worry. You don’t have to be a good singer, but I need to hear you sing the English version of the song to be able to assess if the English version flows nicely, like the original.

Please submit just one song first so I can give you feedback before you do too much work.
Also, there can be several winners.

As an example of what to do, please see a phonetic translation of the song "Szukam" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JwGZlMQkvQ. I attach a pdf with lyrics, a recording with the original song in the background, a recording with the instrumental version in the background and a recording of just vocal.

Now, please do the same thing with the three songs below. Any questions, let me know!


1. Ten stan:
„Ten Stan” by Sanah – original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lthffObMcw0
„Ten Stan” by Sanah, - instrumentalna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxFZJJWmZ8o

Song primary topic: The song is about a girl that likes a guy and she hopes he likes her back. Please make your English version of the song about roughly a similar topic.


2. Tak na oko
„Tak na Oko” by Margaret – original https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWnxXjr_qgg
„Tak na Oko” by Margaret – original https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb9aG6ODuXw

Song topic: The song is about a happy carefree girl enjoying the summer and falling in love with a guy. Please make your English version of the song about roughly a similar topic.


3. Bądź duzy
„Bądź duzy” by Natalia Nykiel – original https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0h_EhCnDpI
„Bądź duzy” Natalia Nykiel – instrumental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=504bwMJbIeQ


Song topic: The song is about a girl that has broken up with a guy and wants him to move on. Please make your English version of the song about roughly a similar topic.

Good Luck!

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  • AverageX1
    AverageX1
    • 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. Will try again next time.

    • 4 weeks ago
  • lancerfree506
    lancerfree506
    • 1 month ago

    Man can we submit our own written lyrics? Matching to the lyrics rhythm

    • 1 month ago
  • lancerfree506
    lancerfree506
    • 1 month ago

    Please don't close the contest before time.. I will be submitting my entries.. Currently working over it..

    • 1 month ago
  • DuyguYuksel55
    DuyguYuksel55
    • 1 month ago

    that sounds interesting I'll try and submit one

    • 1 month ago
  • abdullakrahman
    abdullakrahman
    • 1 month ago

    I had uploaded one.. Do give ur suggestions :)

    • 1 month ago
  • zulaica0728
    zulaica0728
    • 1 month ago

    What is the primary meaning of the Szukam song dear contest holder? I would like to try write the phonetic translation.

    • 1 month ago
  • AverageX1
    AverageX1
    • 1 month ago

    Dunno if i should do the other 2 as well ?

    • 1 month ago
  • AverageX1
    AverageX1
    • 1 month ago

    Hi I have done one song.

    • 1 month ago
  • CesM212
    CesM212
    • 1 month ago

    Hi. Just to clarify, 1 song = 1 entry, or do we have to do all 3 songs to qualify?
    Many thanks.

    • 1 month ago
    1. Arsvitae
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      im tooling for talent. if you do one song and its great ill buy it from you for 33 british pounds in a seperate project

      • 1 month ago
    2. SeriousSafwan
      SeriousSafwan
      • 1 month ago

      Just a suggestion. You may open separate contests for each song. Alongwith guaranteeing the award. #guaranteed will invite the talent and quality you seek.

      • 1 month ago
  • SeriousSafwan
    SeriousSafwan
    • 1 month ago

    Welcome back Marcin. Could you make it #guaranteed please?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Arsvitae
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      dont worry - no need to guarantee - high quality entries will be rewarded and the best translators will get more work

      • 1 month ago
  • abdullakrahman
    abdullakrahman
    • 1 month ago

    So basically u want us to write our own lyrics (in english) and sing on the instrumental . And then upload us per the format given right?.. Sounds great by the way!!

    • 1 month ago
    1. Arsvitae
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      yes thats right

      • 1 month ago
  • Livewire09
    Livewire09
    • 1 month ago

    This has to be fun....I'm in?

    • 1 month ago
  • abdullakrahman
    abdullakrahman
    • 1 month ago

    as*

    • 1 month ago

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