August 13th, 2008

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Song translation?

'Ello all.

There's this French song that I used to listen to when I was younger, and after much searching, I finally found it and the lyrics to it. Unfortunately, I can't find a good translation of it--I'd really like to know what it means, since it's probably my favorite French song. Does anyone know where I could find the translated lyrics, and if not, could someone please translate it? I'd be most obliged. :)

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Funny note: when I was younger, I thought she was singing in Italian. (And Google's translation tool gives me "Her skin copper attracts even boats" for a line.)

More help with Arabic names

First, I'd like to once again thank everyone who helped me with my previous post, but I have a few more (nick) names I need help with:

-El Partal
-El Dalay
-El Xeniz

I know that at least El Dalay is mentioned is Luis de Mármol Carvajal's "La Rebelión de los Moriscos" as one of the 'caudillos' of the revolt, so it seems possible that Martínez de la Rosa didn't come up with the rest of these from thin air.
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Death

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I am currently in a conundrum and have no idea what to do with my life. While this is a state of mind that I've been harbouring for the past 22 years of my life, I sort of need to make some semblance of a decision within the next two weeks (eep!) for graduate school purposes.

Anyhoo! I've been waffling between earth sciences (while enjoyable, I am regularly ambivalent about them) and something involving languages (languages are awesome!). Right now, I have some proficiency in Japanese and Korean (about high intermediate), as well as low-to-mid intermediate proficiency in Russian and Mandarin Chinese. However, if I chose the language path, I'd have no idea what to do, as I am woefully ignorant of the educational and career possibilities in languages.

So... what does one do with languages these days? What kinds of jobs or grad programs are out there? Any help is more than welcomed.

Thanks everyone! ^ ^
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