Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Spanish & English Languages > Practice & Homework

Requesting feedback on a translation: Bobbsey Twins


Practice Spanish or English here. All replies to a thread should be in the same language as the first post.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old March 27, 2013, 07:46 PM
kimma kimma is offline
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 15
Native Language: Australian English
kimma is on a distinguished road
Post Requesting feedback on a translation: Bobbsey Twins

I am just learning Spanish and for a bit of fun I am trying to translate a kids' book I have called The Bobbsey Twins in Rainbow Valley. I'm going through it page by page and would really love some feedback so I can improve as I go along. I particularly need help with tenses as in my lessons we've only covered present tense and present progressive.

The book itself is from the 1950s, which is why some of the English is a bit antiquated.

Here is the first page with my translation...

The Bobbsey Twins in Rainbow Valley

By Laura Lee Hope

Chapter One
A frisky hunting dog

“Oh dear,” Flossie Bobbsey said, “There’s nothing here but milk and eggs and——“

“Here, let me take a look,” her twin brother Freddie offered. “We just have to have some raw meat for our drag.”

Freddie and Flossie Bobbsey, six years old, were standing in front of the refrigerator in their kitchen. The big white door was wide open, and Flossie’s blonde head was poked inside. Suddenly a voice from behind them made the twins jump.

“My goodness! Why you lettin’ so much warm air in the icebox?”

Dinah, the stout, kindly Negro cook who worked for the Bobbsey family, walked up and shut the door.

“Please help us with our drag, Dinah,” Freddie said. “We need some raw meat to make one.”

Los Gemelos de Bobbsey en Valle de Arco Iris

Por Laura Lee Hope

Cap├*tulo Uno
Un perro de caza retoz├│n

┬ź┬íAy!┬╗ Flossie Bobbsey dijo ┬źhay nada aqu├* pero leche y huevos y——┬╗

┬źAqu├*, dejar me mirar┬╗, su hermano gemelo Freddie presento. ┬źNosotros simplemente debemos tenemos algunos carne crudo para nuestros draga.┬╗

Freddie y Flossie Bobbsey, que tienen seis años, estaban de pie frente a el refrigerador en su cocina. La puerta blanca grande estuvo bien abierto, y cabeza de Flossie rubia estuvo asomó dentro. Bruscamente, una voz de detrás les casusaron los gemelos saltar.

┬ź┬íDios m├*o! ┬┐Por que est├íis dejando tanto aire tibio en la nevera?┬╗

Dinah, la cocinera negra robusta amable que trabaj├│ para familia de Bobbsey, se acerc├│ y cerr├│ la puerta.

┬źPor favor nos ayuden con nuestros draga, Dinah┬╗ Freddie dijo. ┬źNosotros necesitemos algunos carne crudo para hacer uno.┬╗
Reply With Quote

bobbsey twins, book


Link to this thread
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Requesting translation of a song :) chandan Translations 2 September 03, 2011 12:58 PM
Question about the word Twins in spanish Spanglish Introductions 13 January 12, 2011 03:32 AM
Requesting a Critique.... Feliz Practice & Homework 29 September 25, 2010 11:21 AM
Feedback Needed funkcanna Practice & Homework 2 August 30, 2010 09:02 AM
Creating a new section for the website - looking for feedback Tomisimo General Chat 13 March 04, 2008 08:11 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:41 AM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.