Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reading in Turkish: Jennifer Lopez'e bir gün yetmedi

Turkish texts are very difficult for a beginner or even for an intermediate student because of the complexity of suffixes in the language. In some cases I really need to think twice before I get all things right. Today my first short translation. This is the next step in my studies – getting a grisp of the language used in the press. At first I wanted to translate the text about the latest UE report expressing concerns about the freedom of speech, but it turned out to be very difficult. I found a much easier text – about concert of Jennifer Lopez in Istanbul, taken from "Cumhuriyet".

Text
Jennifer Lopez'e bir gün yetmedi
16 Kasım'da İstanbul'da vereceği konserin biletleri tükenen Jennifer Lopez'le 17 Kasım'da da aynı yerde sahneye çıkması için anlaşıldı.
Lopez’in 16 Kasım’da İstanbul’da vereceği konserin biletlerinin iki hafta gibi kısa bir sürede tükenmesi, organizasyonun sponsoru Garanti Bonus’u harekete geçirdi.
Bonus, yaptığı görüşmeler sonucunda, 71 konserlik son turnesi kapsamında sadece Los Angeles, Miami ve Moskova’da ikişer kez sahneye çıkacak Lopez’le ikinci İstanbul konseri için anlaştı.
 Ünlü popstar, 16 Kasım’da Ülker Sports Arena’da vereceği konserin ardından ertesi gün de aynı mekânda İstanbullularla buluşacak.

Vocabulary
  • vermek – to give, deliver, place
  • tükenmek –to  run out, come to an end
  • sahne – stage, site, arena
  • anlaşılmak – to be understood, appear, come out
  • kısa – short
  • sure – time
  • harekete geçirmek – to set in motion, energize, activate
  • sonucunda – as a result
  • kapsamında – within
  • ikişer kez – twice
  • anlaşmak – to agree, settle
  • ünlü – famous, well known, great
  • ardından ertesi gün – the day after
  • mekân – place, site, space
  • buluşmak – meet, date, get together

Translation
One day wasn’t enough for Jennifer Lopez
As tickets for a concert she’s going to perform in Istanbul on November, 16th, run out, it was settled with Jennifer Lopez that she will appear on the same stage also on November 17th.
After the tickets for the concert that Jennifer Lopez is going to give in Istanbul on November, 16th, have run out in so short a time as two weeks, its organization sponsor, Garanti Bonus, started to act.
As a result of the talks carried out Bonus settled with Lopez a second concert in Istanbul during her 71 concerts tour during which she will appear on stage two times only in Los Angeles, Miami and Moscow.
Famous pop star will meet Istanbul fans during a concert she will give in Ülker Sports Arena on November 16th and the day after.

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