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Poll: The music I listen to enriches my translation abilities
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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 05:05
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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It used to, back in the 80's Apr 3, 2016

When I was learning English, music did help me a lot. After a while, however, I realized the sometimes poor language and the altered stresses to "fit into the music" would not be so helpful any more.

 

EvaVer (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:05
Czech to French
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I don't listen to music generally Apr 4, 2016

and would go crazy if I had to work in an environment with musical background. I need silence! I cannot see how music could enrich anyone's translating abilities, or any abilities for that matter. Except the ability to kill the b*** making that din.

 

Katrin Bosse  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 09:05
Dutch to German
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Never - far too distracting! Apr 4, 2016

I have been a trained musician for years, therefore my default setting is to actively listen to music and I can't do that when I am translating.

Actually, when at my desk, I always have ear plugs in my ears and I sometimes even cover my ears with headphones on top of that - I live above a very busy crossroads...

I need total silence to hear the text read out in my mind and hear myself think/follow my train of thoughts.

But I will readily admit: when
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I have been a trained musician for years, therefore my default setting is to actively listen to music and I can't do that when I am translating.

Actually, when at my desk, I always have ear plugs in my ears and I sometimes even cover my ears with headphones on top of that - I live above a very busy crossroads...

I need total silence to hear the text read out in my mind and hear myself think/follow my train of thoughts.

But I will readily admit: when it comes to sound pollution, I am a bit extreme. I always go to bed with my ears fully plugged, otherwise I would have trouble falling asleep, distracted by all the small sounds around me...
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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 11:05
Member (2007)
German to Turkish
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Oh, ohh.. Apr 4, 2016

I love-like Basque music very much. It inspires me deeply.

My favorite musicians are:

1) Mikel Laboa : Txoria Txori -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O3HTqa7l3A
2) Benito Lertxundi
3) Xavier Lete

My favorite rock groups:

1) GATIBU -> ...
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I love-like Basque music very much. It inspires me deeply.

My favorite musicians are:

1) Mikel Laboa : Txoria Txori -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O3HTqa7l3A
2) Benito Lertxundi
3) Xavier Lete

My favorite rock groups:

1) GATIBU -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRIrC7u7tpw&list=RD02o5PI_hP4ryM
2) BERRI TXARRAK-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erlKrjrXyXI

[Edited at 2016-04-04 08:21 GMT]
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