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    A little translation help

    I am helping my girlfriend to apply for a student visa so she can study in the United States. She doesn't know the English equivelant of the following names and addresses. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Буц Марина Вікторівна
    Адреса: м. Харків, вул. Курчатова, ?? кв.??.

    Глєбова Кристина Олександрівна
    Адреса: м. Харків, вул. 50 років ВЛКСМ, ?? кв. ???.

    (Edited. L.)

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    Re: A little translation help

    Quote Originally Posted by AHovey
    I am helping my girlfriend to apply for a student visa so she can study in the United States. She doesn't know the English equivelant of the following names and addresses. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Буц Марина Вікторівна
    Адреса: м. Харків, вул. Курчатова, ?? кв. ??.

    Глєбова Кристина Олександрівна
    Адреса: м. Харків, вул. 50-років ВЛКСМ, 53 кв.236.
    I think you're just going to straight-up transliterate this. You should probably get someone else (or more) to double check before you do it, but here's my translation:

    Buts, Marina Viktorivna
    Address: ?? Kurchatova Blvd., Apt. ??, Kharkiv, Ukraine

    Glebova, Kristina Oleksandrivna
    Address: (I'm not sure about the middle part, but here goes) ?? Fifty-Rokiv VLKSM Blvd., Apt. ???, Kharkiv, Ukraine

    I just used the Fifty Rokiv VLKSM -- I think if you translate to 50 years of VLKSM (which is what it is i think) it'll just confuse the consular officer. Also, I think I would write out the fifty -- if you did back-to-back numbers you'd confuse them.

    (Edited. L.)
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    It appears that you can omit punctuation in mailing addresses.

    http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manual ... m#P40_2772
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    It appears that you can omit punctuation in mailing addresses.

    http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manual ... m#P40_2772
    a. Punctuation is perfectly normal (preferable really)
    b. It helps separate the different fields in the translation above
    c. It probably doesn't really matter, since they're probably filling in different blanks in the first place -- Kharkiv won't be with XXX Blvd, etc. I think they're much better off using commas where they have to, however -- in the Apt. portion for instance -- it just makes a cleaner, easier-to-read application.
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    Re: A little translation help

    м. - мiсто (city or town), вул. - вулиця (street) - it's Ukrainian.
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    Thank you very much for all of your help. Now I'm ready to fill out the visa forms!

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    Re: A little translation help

    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Quote Originally Posted by AHovey
    I am helping my girlfriend to apply for a student visa so she can study in the United States. She doesn't know the English equivelant of the following names and addresses. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Буц Марина Вікторівна
    Адреса: м. Харків, вул. Курчатова, ?? кв. ??.

    Глєбова Кристина Олександрівна
    Адреса: м. Харків, вул. 50-років ВЛКСМ, 53 кв.236.
    I think you're just going to straight-up transliterate this. You should probably get someone else (or more) to double check before you do it, but here's my translation:

    Buts, Marina Viktorivna
    Address: ?? Kurchatova Blvd., Apt. ??, Kharkiv, Ukraine

    Glebova, Kristina Oleksandrivna
    Address: (I'm not sure about the middle part, but here goes) ?? Fifty-Rokiv VLKSM Blvd., Apt. ???, Kharkiv, Ukraine

    I just used the Fifty Rokiv VLKSM -- I think if you translate to 50 years of VLKSM (which is what it is i think) it'll just confuse the consular officer. Also, I think I would write out the fifty -- if you did back-to-back numbers you'd confuse them.

    (Edited. L.)
    Ukrainian has a different transliteration system, so leave it to the experts.

    Buts, Maryna Viktorivna
    Address:
    ## Apartment ##,
    Kurchativ Street,
    Kharkiv,
    Ukraine.

    Hlyebova, Krystyna Oleksandrivna
    Address:
    53 Apartment 236,
    50 years of the All-Union Lenin Young Communist League avenue (you could abreviate this to just "50 years of the VLKSM avenue"),
    Kharkiv,
    Ukraine.


    For Barmy, when you transliterate streets you put them back into the nominative.

    So Vulytsya Kurchatova (the street of Kurchativ), becomes Kurchativ Street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHovey
    Thank you very much for all of your help. Now I'm ready to fill out the visa forms!
    Fill them out with TATY's information, not mine. His is probably more accurate.
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    I'll use the updated information. Thanks again. You are all very helpful!

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