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Old 1st December 2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default Spanish presentation - I gotta act as SHAKIRA!!! XD

Hi I am a beginner from Hong Kong. I am having a spanish presentation on next monday and I have to act as the famous singer Shakira. Can anyone please help me to translate the following content into Spanish???
Loads of THX!!!!!!!!!


Hola! I am Shakira. My birth name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. I am 4' 11" tall. I was born on February 2nd, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. I studied in La Ensenanza School in Barranquilla and now I am a musician.
I speak Spanish , English, Portuguese and Italian. I play many instruments like guitar, harmonica and drums.
My boyfriend is Antonio de la Rua and I am engaged to him. My fater is William Mebarak Chadid and my mother is Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado.
I am half lebanese, one quarter Spanish, and one quarter Italian. I began writing and composing music when I was eight and later choreographed dance routines and at school I had been known as "the belly dancer girl".
Wanna see my performance? I can show you a bit now!
I hope you will support me forever. Thank you!


Above is my presentation. Please help me!!! THX!!!
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Old 1st December 2009, 12:07 PM   #2
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Old 1st December 2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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Hi I am a beginner from Hong Kong. I am having a spanish presentation on next monday and I have to act as the famous singer Shakira. Can anyone please help me to translate the following content into Spanish???
Loads of THX!!!!!!!!!

You should try to translate it and then we can help you with corrections, but you need to do it first, otherwise, you will never learn if we do it for you.
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Old 2nd December 2009, 05:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for your advice. Here's my translation.

Hola! Me llamo Shakira. Yo soy Shakira. Mi nombre de nacimiento es Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. Estoy de 4 '11 "de altura. Nací el 2 de febrero de 1977 en Barranquilla, Colombia. Estudié en la Escuela de Enseñanza en Barranquilla y ahora soy un músico.
Hablo Español, Inglés, Portugués e Italiano. Puedo jugar muchos instrumentos como la guitarra, la armónica y la batería.
Mi novio es Antonio de la Rúa y yo estoy comprometida con él. Mi Fater es William Mebarak Chadid y mi madre es Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado.
Yo soy medio libanesa, cuarto español, y un cuarto de Italia. Empecé a escribir y componer música cuando yo tenía ocho años y más tarde las rutinas de baile y la coreografía en la escuela que había sido conocido como "la niña de danza del vientre".
¿Quieres ver mi rendimiento? Le puedo mostrar un poco ahora!
Espero que me apoyen siempre. Muchas gracias!




Hola! I am Shakira. My birth name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. I am 4' 11" tall. I was born on February 2nd, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. I studied in La Ensenanza School in Barranquilla and now I am a musician.
I speak Spanish , English, Portuguese and Italian. I play many instruments like guitar, harmonica and drums.
My boyfriend is Antonio de la Rua and I am engaged to him. My fater is William Mebarak Chadid and my mother is Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado.
I am half lebanese, one quarter Spanish, and one quarter Italian. I began writing and composing music when I was eight and later choreographed dance routines and at school I had been known as "the belly dancer girl".
Wanna see my performance? I can show you a bit now!
I hope you will support me forever. Thank you!
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Old 2nd December 2009, 06:17 PM   #5
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I'm no expert, but replace jugar with tocar, you touch an instrument in spanish, you play sport, chess etc.

With occupations I don't think that you need to include the indefinate article un, so just soy cantante.

Instead of my fater, use padre


I think the height will be Mido 4 pies 11 pulgadas.

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Old 2nd December 2009, 09:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for your advice. Here's my translation.

Hola! Me llamo Shakira. Yo soy Shakira. Mi nombre completo de nacimiento es Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. Mido Estoy de 4 '11 "de altura. Nací el 2 de febrero de 1977 en Barranquilla, Colombia. Estudié en la Escuela de Enseñanza en Barranquilla y ahora soy un músicoa y cantante.
Hablo Español, Inglés, Portugués e Italiano. Sé tocar Puedo jugar muchos instrumentos, como la guitarra, la armónica y la batería.
Mi novio es Antonio de la Rúa y estamos prometidos yo estoy comprometida con él. Mi padre Fater es William Mebarak Chadid y mi madre es Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado.
Yo sSoy medio libanesa, un cuarto española, y un cuarto de Iitaliana. Empecé a escribir y componer música cuando yo tenía ocho años y más tarde a inventar coreografías las rutinas de baile y la coreografía. Een la escuela me llamaban que había sido conocido como "la niña de la danza del vientre".
¿Quierens (plural formal) ver mi actuación rendimiento? Le puedo mostrar un poco ahora! ¡Puedo hacerles una pequeña demostración!
Espero que me apoyen siempre. Muchas gracias!




Hola! I am Shakira. My birth name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. I am 4' 11" tall. I was born on February 2nd, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. I studied in La Ensenanza School in Barranquilla and now I am a musician.
I speak Spanish , English, Portuguese and Italian. I play many instruments like guitar, harmonica and drums.
My boyfriend is Antonio de la Rua and I am engaged to him. My fater is William Mebarak Chadid and my mother is Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado.
I am half lebanese, one quarter Spanish, and one quarter Italian. I began writing and composing music when I was eight and later choreographed dance routines and at school I had been known as "the belly dancer girl".
Wanna see my performance? I can show you a bit now!
I hope you will support me forever. Thank you!
Well done, Tze Ching! by the way, I hear Shakira might have dumped Antonio de la Rua
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Old 3rd December 2009, 07:03 PM   #7
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thx for your corrections but i have some questions. may u kindly answer me?
1. Sé tocar muchos instrumentos.
I actually wanna say that "I" play many instruments. So do we use "Me" or "Se"?
2. why use plural form for Quieren?
3. wt does "hacerles" mean? i couldn't find this word

Thx so much ^^
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Old 3rd December 2009, 07:35 PM   #8
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1. Sé tocar muchos instrumentos.
I actually wanna say that "I" play many instruments. So do we use "Me" or "Se"?
2. why use plural form for Quieren?
3. wt does "hacerles" mean? i couldn't find this word

Sé (from saber- to know, first person singular) You'll be saying "I know how to play a lot of instruments". (Your not using me or se here, the tilde above the e shows you it is not reflexive.

Quieren? because you'll be saying to the audience i.e them/ do you all plural want to see my rendition.

Quieres would be if you were showing to another person, it would be 2nd person singular you want to use "you all" 3 person plural.

http://www.wordreference.com/conj/ESverbs.asp?v=querer

hacerles is the verb hacer with les tagged on the end.

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Old 4th December 2009, 08:46 AM   #9
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thx mightykaboosh
but i still can't find the word "hacerles"
wt's the purpose of adding "les" at the end?

thx for ur answer
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Old 4th December 2009, 10:31 AM   #10
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I can show you a bit now!
¡Puedo hacerles una pequeña demostración!

"Puedo hacerles una pequeña demostración" literally is "I can make you a little show" but as you now sometimes you have to change things around in Spanish, so "Puedo hacerles una pequeña demostración" sounds much better.
Hacerles = hacer + les = make/(show) you(in a formal way) (a ustedes)
If you wanted in an informal way it would be: "Puedo haceros una pequeña demostración"
You can also say:
"Les puedo hacer una pequeña demostración" or "Os puedo hacer una ..."
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