How fantastic is this now! Google translate now has Nepali too! Well, I don’t know how accurate it will be. Even then, it is great news!
And here is another website to check. It was/is being developed by masters students at Chalmers University here in Gothenburg. They had a Nepali student in the past, who worked on the Nepali grammar coding. I was at one of their presentations and it was very interesting. They use a different method/coding for this than Google Translate. Instead of typing in words, you build your sentences with the choices provided..and these words (choices) are already in a correct grammatical order. You then get the translation of the sentence you’ve build in different languages. The vocabulary for Nepali is limited at the moment but you can try it out here and also report any bugs to them.
hijo, char barsa pachi maile hiu pareko dekhe :-).
and today, i remembered how annoying it becomes a day later. :-(
aber, ich vermisse die Weihnachtslieder am Goethe Institut vom letzen Jahr.
De var bra.
i’m officially a multilingual person – nepali, english, broken hindi, intermediate german and lite svenska.
Ich bin sehr stolz auf mich.
i love this.
being able to write in different languages.
When I got here at first, I couldn’t find Valand Academy…or Akademin Valand. Even on google maps, all I had seen was a big building with a red door. There were no signs or plates indicating that this was a university building. It was very confusing.
Well, and then one day…last week, I see these two guys installing these boards in front of the building and I think to myself: “FINALLY!!!” But I think they only put it up for the ‘open day’ event which was on Friday. So i’m not sure how long they are going to be standing there.
And I hear that snow is abound to Gothenburg any time soon. Today we have the storm ‘Sven’ visiting us. Interesting names!
It’s been a while since I’ve written a paper for school (well, it was 2009 when i was last in college)…and it is due in four days…and i am looking at recipes of ‘nimki’ online and trying to figure out how i would fry them because i don’t have a ‘karai’. yes, that’s my concern right now..something which should be the least of my concerns.. when the concern instead should be this paper that is due in four days at noon! not even midnight. now, that’s cruelty.
you see I thought I had it figured out…this paper. I had imagined myself typing away like ‘tra la la la la’ but then, well..it turns out that i was wrong…which is not a big surprise in itself, to be honest. so where do i begin? where do i begin? i find it difficult to write the first part, which is where i could get stuck for days! and there’s no time for that. no luxury to mull over the tenses and the choices of words at this last moment. it’s a do or die moment, but i’m not doing anything yet.
well. i am writing this post, however. i find it easy to write something else when i’m supposed to be writing something else. hahaha. that was stupid. and then, i just ‘liked’ ‘honacha’ on facebook…i saw their yummy dishes and my mouth began to water. oh honacha ko tato piro alu and choela and bara…sob sob….these days, i spend most of my creativity in the kitchen than in my studio. i miss nepali food alll the time. but what i cook, never really tastes like home.
in the studio:
in the kitchen:
here’s a poem i wrote some time back. ahh. it’s cheesy. :-P
but here it is, anyway.
sometimes it’s enough to just hear you breathe
to know that you are there
on the other side of the screen
to know that i can reach out to you
even though our hands are so far away
sometimes it’s enough to just watch you sleep
to know that i can call out your name
from this side of the screen
to know that you will hear me
even somehow, somewhere in your dreams
sometimes it’s just enough to be this way
when we are miles and hours away
sometimes it’s just enough to be this way
coz baby, i’m sure
we’ll meet someday.
i am tired
but i don’t want to sleep
and i still haven’t finished my dinner
that’s gone cold twice already
my eyes burn when shut i them close
so instead, i stare back, back at the screen
and scroll down for more…
i know my fear is for tomorrow
that it will come
and it will be the same
as tiring as it was today.