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Wikimedia Commons is a multilingual project. Our ongoing efforts to make this project internationalised provides our readers from all over the world with more convenience. We are able to provide descriptions and pages in any of the hundreds of foreign languages. The purpose of this page is so that users and editors can request or fulfill requests for translation, as well as proofreading that will benefit the Commons project.

Translating entire descriptions into another language can be helpful when getting started, but there are some caveats:

  • Translation is hard. Amateur translators tend to produce prose that is unnatural, and perhaps incorrect when it comes to specialized terminology.
  • Machine translation is much much worse. Never use machine translation to create a description!

Note: If you are here because you want a graphic to be translated, the best place to do so is the Graphic Lab. You may request the graphic's translation here, and then take it to the Graphic Lab so that a wikigraphist can apply a translated image.

Make a request

To make a new request, go here and create a new section such as ==English to Spanish== followed by your request.


There are many important Commons pages, category descriptions and file descriptions in need of translation not listed here. A file appearing here does not mean it is in higher priority for translation than other files. Any local category will have plenty of files needing either a description in the local language or in English.

Do not add files here just because a translation would be nice, but only where you need the translation or the translation would be especially helpful (for instance, a Japan-related file needing a description in Japanese). There are millions of files in need of translations.

Use title format ==={{language|de}} to {{language|en}}===, list these alphabetically.
Please add new requests to the bottom for each language.
When a translation has been made, the request should be archived at Template:Completed translations and deleted from this page.

Arabic to EnglishEdit

File:مائة جنيه فلسطيني.TIF - When you do English, request Hebrew for this image
File:خارطة فلسطين.png (placenames on map etc)
File:An Al Qaida recruit dreams about Osama bin Laden.jpg (Contents of the actual letter) WhisperToMe (talk) 13:44, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
File:مطعم الشير العالي حرار - لبنان الشمالي 06865444-03158444 يستقبلكم صيفا شتاءً.png - Would like to know what this says so it can be used in an appropriate place. 76.117.247.55 05:29, 16 December 2012 (UTC) (✓ Done I requested speedy deletion per Commons:ADVERT. it is a solely restaurant advertisement.--Ciphers (talk) 23:03, 15 July 2013 (UTC))

Czech to EnglishEdit

Chinese to EnglishEdit

File:Chin Banxian.jpg - Subject is identified by name but the entire description needs to be in English
File:Banning of POJ.gif - the text in the image only - transcribe the text in Chinese, then translate it into English
All pictures in Category:Republic of China Army Special Force Team
File:多啦A夢臨別大雄的晚上.jpg

Chinese to WuEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:36, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Dutch to EnglishEdit

German to EnglishEdit

German to RussianEdit

  • File:Arbat-map.png - The whole file needs to be translated. The new file and the original file need Russian descriptions. Any English files also need Russian descriptions.

Hindi (?) to EnglishEdit

Can anyone find out what this text is about, title and author? --Robot Monk (talk) 16:31, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Norwegian (bokmål) to EnglishEdit

Polish to EnglishEdit

Polish to English and/or German and/or FrenchEdit

Russian to English and/or German and/or French and/or PolishEdit

  • File:3th line VO 20 SPB.jpg There is only a russian description. By the way, the file name must be moved to File:3rd line VO 20 SPB.jpg or better descriptive name. --Diwas (talk) 11:34, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
    Done. Rarkenin (talk) 15:46, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

English to AbkhazianEdit

English to AchineseEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:11, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

English to AfrikaansEdit

English to AmharicEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 15:56, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

English to ArabicEdit

Korean Air 007

Wikimania 2008:

Other

English to Egyptian Spoken ArabicEdit

English to Moroccan Spoken ArabicEdit

English to Algerian Spoken ArabicEdit

English to AramaicEdit

English to AssameseEdit

English to AzerbaijaniEdit

English to BaluchiEdit

English to BalineseEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:03, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

English to BanjarEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:55, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

English to BashkirEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:48, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

English or French to BambaraEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:51, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

English to BengaliEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:51, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

English to BosnianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 08:47, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

English to BulgarianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:12, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

English to ChineseEdit

Add both Simplified and Traditional

English to Classical ChineseEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 17:19, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

English or Chinese to CantoneseEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:34, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

English to Chinese (Min Nan)Edit

English to CzechEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:41, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

English to DanishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 01:11, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

English to DutchEdit

English to DzongkhaEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 07:10, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

English to Emiliano-RomagnoloEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:00, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

English to EstonianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 22:40, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

English to PersianEdit

English to Dari (prs)Edit

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:42, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:14, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done by Americophile. ;) --Z 10:49, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

WhisperToMe (talk) 17:55, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

✓ All done. --Z 10:49, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much! WhisperToMe (talk) 23:50, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
File:Meena founder of RAWA speaking in 1982.jpg
File:RAWA protest rally against Taliban in Peshawar April28-1998.jpg
File:Taliban-herat-2001 ArM.jpg
File:Afghan Schoolchildren in Kabul.jpg
File:Husn Banu Ghazanfar.jpg
File:Afghan lady in Kabul.jpg
The text in حامد کرزی (Hamid Harzai)

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:48, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

English to FonEdit

English to FinnishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 17:29, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

So… where does the Finnish text need to be entered? ~ Nelg (talk) 16:20, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
This is the code in English: {{Annotated image | float=right | caption=Analysis of political positions by [[Duquesne University]] economics professor Antony Davies<ref name="Analysis of political positions by Davies">{{Cite paper| last = Davies| first = Antony| title = Who favors more freedom, liberals or conservatives? | LearnLiberty| location = Fairfax, VA, US| accessdate = 2012-06-23| date = 2011-07-15| url = http://www.learnliberty.org/content/who-favors-more-freedom-liberals-or-conservatives}}</ref>| image=2d political spectrum.svg | annotations = {{Annotation|25|25|'''[[Economic freedom]]'''}}{{Annotation|95|120|[[Conservatism]]}}{{Annotation|205|90|[[Libertarianism]]}}{{Annotation|105|200|[[Progressivism_in_the_United_States|Progressivism]]}}{{Annotation|55|230|[[Authoritarianism]]}}{{Annotation|165|150|[[Modern liberalism in the United States|Modern Liberalism]]}}{{Annotation|170|270|'''[[Civil liberties|Personal freedom]]'''}}}}--Abel (talk) 22:43, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
I tried to adapt the links as best as they represent the links on the Finnish Nolan chart, but we actually don't have anything resembling Progressivism as strongly as in USA, the nearest equivalent is probably just Leftism here. There actually is a similar map that's already in use on the Nolan chart-article, File:European-political-spectrum.png, which probably reflects the Finnish political environment better. I translated the links nevertheless:
{{Annotated image | float=right | caption=Talousprofessori Antony Daviesin poliittisten kantojen analyysi, Duquesnen yliopisto<ref name="Analysis of political positions by Davies">{{Cite paper| last = Davies| first = Antony| title = Who favors more freedom, liberals or conservatives? | LearnLiberty| location = Fairfax, VA, US| accessdate = 2012-06-23| date = 2011-07-15| url = http://www.learnliberty.org/content/who-favors-more-freedom-liberals-or-conservatives}}</ref>| image=2d political spectrum.svg | annotations = {{Annotation|25|25|'''[[Taloudellinen vapaus]]'''}}{{Annotation|95|120|[[Konservatismi]]}}{{Annotation|205|90|[[Libertarismi]]}}{{Annotation|105|200|[[Vasemmisto]]}}{{Annotation|55|230|[[Autoritarismi]]}}{{Annotation|165|150|[[Uusliberalismi]]}}{{Annotation|170|270|'''[[Henkilökohtainen vapaus]]'''}}}} ~ Nelg (talk) 09:37, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Many thanks! The lack of Progressivism in the Finnish political environment highlights another advantage to the text overlay method, you can change the numbers in the code to get the translated version to better fit the situation for each political environment if needed. I can help with that if you tell me what should be moved up or down, left or right. The positioning took me a couple of practice drafts to get right. --Abel (talk) 20:01, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
OK hmm. I'm afraid I have no idea where the different shades should go into, since almost none of the parties are extreme. The parties do have their ideology written in their articles. w:List of political parties in Finland has all the 8 parliamentary parties in English. I could probably add a column for their ideology, but the table is already pretty crowded and I don't know how people will like that. Or I could just list them here:
National Coalition PartyCentre-right, Liberal conservatism
Christian Democrats of FinlandCentrist, Christian democracy, Social conservatism (also appear to be Soft eurosceptics, which I don't know how it fits into the chart)
True FinnsNationalist, Social conservatism (Matter of debate. You have to look at the article. They have gotten criticism as being extereme rightist, though.)
Centre PartyCentrist, Social liberalism
Swedish People's PartyCentre-right, Liberalism (although advocating the use of Swedish language due to a historical minority, so they are more conservatist than seem)
Social DemocratsCentre-left, Social democracy
Left AllianceLeftist, Democratic socialism, Eco-socialism
Green LeagueCentre-left, Green liberalism, Green politics.
I hope this is ok, I don't wish to just push the job over to you. ~ Nelg (talk) 22:00, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

English to FrenchEdit

Many older passports use French instead of English, so passport categories need to have descriptions in French

English to FulahEdit

English to GermanEdit

English to GeorgianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 14:28, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

English to GreekEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 09:41, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

English to mey (Hassaniya Arabic)Edit

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:10, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

English to HaitianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:28, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

English to HebrewEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:06, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

English to HindiEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 15:36, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

English to CroatianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 08:49, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

English to HungarianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:06, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

English to ArmenianEdit

English to RundiEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 21:02, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

English to IndonesianEdit

English to IrishEdit

English to ItalianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 22:02, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

English to InuktitutEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:37, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

English to JapaneseEdit

This category and all images need translation into Japanese: Category:Shinkansen maps WhisperToMe (talk) 00:35, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
This category and all images, sub categories, and their images need Japanese: Category:One Piece WhisperToMe (talk) 12:19, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
This category and all images, sub categories, and their images need Japanese: Category:Naruto WhisperToMe (talk) 13:55, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
File:Naruto gradi.png needs a Japanese description AND a Japanese version needs to be made. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:25, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

English to JavaneseEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:47, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

English to Jola-FonyiEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:04, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

English to KabyleEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 18:11, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

English to KazakhEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:26, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

English to Kabuverdianu (Cape Verdean Creole)Edit

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:17, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

English to KhmerEdit

English to KannadaEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:36, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

English to Goan KonkaniEdit

WhisperToMe 06:48, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

English to KoreanEdit

English to KyrgyzEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:45, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

English to Sorani KurdishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 22:19, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

English to LadinoEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:34, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

English to LatinEdit

English to LatvianEdit

English to LingalaEdit

English to LaoEdit

English to LithuanianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:41, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

English to LuoEdit

  • File:Obama's Grandmother.jpg

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:16, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

English to MaoriEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 08:01, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

English to mnkEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:02, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

English to MarathiEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 07:25, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

English to MalteseEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:42, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

English to MalayEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:17, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

English to MalayalamEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:51, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

English to MongolianEdit

Traditional Mongolian, but Cyrillic is also welcome too

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:05, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

English to MossiEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:59, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

English to ManchuEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 22:03, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

English to mww (Hmong Dawb)Edit

Put requests in Hmong Dawb/Hmong Daw/White Hmong here.

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:44, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

English to North NdebeleEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 07:54, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

English to Norwegian (bokmål)Edit

WhisperToMe (talk) 13:25, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

English to Norwegian NynorskEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 13:25, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

English to OsseticEdit

In all of these, make sure Russian is also included!

WhisperToMe (talk) 16:41, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

English to Ottoman TurkishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:39, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

English to PolishEdit

  • Category:Passports of Poland
  • A phrase in User:Raboe001/licence
    • "This license and the rights granted hereunder will terminate automatically upon any breach by you of the terms of this license. In this case the author reserves to demand declaration to cease and desist, and compensation (according to the MFM fee references currently in force).

Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder."

WhisperToMe (talk) 16:08, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

English to PashtoEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:41, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:46, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

English to DeitschEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 18:13, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

English to PortugueseEdit

English to TarifitEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:24, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

English to RomanshEdit

English to RomanianEdit

English to RussianEdit

English to KinyarwandaEdit

WhisperToMe (talk)

English to hbsEdit

English to SerbianEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:56, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

English to SererEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:03, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

English to ShonaEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 07:54, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

English to SinhalaEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 07:23, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

English to SlovakEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:37, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

English to SlovenianEdit

English to SomaliEdit

English to SpanishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 22:26, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Template:Cc-by-sa-3.0-migrated-with-disclaimers/lang

English to SwedishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 01:13, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

English to SwahiliEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:04, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

English to tagalogEdit

English to TamilEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 21:23, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

English to TeluguEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 03:26, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

English or Portuguese to TetumEdit

Make sure all of the Portuguese course images have English translations of the text present in the images themselves!

WhisperToMe (talk) 07:08, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

English to ThaiEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:47, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

English to TajikEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:44, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done --Z 10:29, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much! WhisperToMe (talk) 23:52, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

English to TurkishEdit

Hi! The images in the following category need Turkish descriptions:

Also the rest of the text at the page of Category:Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 also needs Turkish Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 00:26, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

English to TurkmenEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:47, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

English to UyghurEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 23:28, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

English to UkrainianEdit

English to UrduEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 19:51, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

English to UzbekEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:42, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

English to VietnameseEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:27, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

English to WelshEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 21:42, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

English to WolofEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 01:07, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

English to XhosaEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:57, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

English to YiddishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 07:35, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

English to ZhuangEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 12:18, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

English to ZuluEdit

File:DurbanSign1989.jpg -- WhisperToMe (talk) 22:32, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

French to EnglishEdit

The category Category:Object (Naruto) and all images within, and all subcategories and their images WhisperToMe (talk) 21:10, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

German to EnglishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 22:33, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Hebrew to EnglishEdit

Italian to EnglishEdit

Japanese to EnglishEdit

Korean to EnglishEdit

WhisperToMe (talk) 00:47, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Spanish to EnglishEdit

Spanish to EnglishEdit

Please double check the following proposed addition to Commons:Licensing regarding Cuban copyright law. I'm neither an expert on law nor an expert translator.

According to [1]:

  • Chapter IX, Article 43: copyright extends for the life of the author plus 50 years, with specific exceptions. For collaborative works, copyright extends 50 years from the death of each author. The term of 50 years begins from the following January 1 after the author passes away.
  • Chapter IX, Article 45: in cases of unknown or anonymous authorship, copyright extends 50 years from the date of first publication. If the identity of the author becomes known, then rights extend for the author's life plus 50 years.
  • Chapter IX, Article 46: Copyright hold by Juristic people is illimited, heritable and falling back to the State in case of dissolution.
  • Chapter IX, Article 47: for photographic works (or analogous procedures) and applied arts, copyright extends for 25 years.
  • Chapter IX, Article 48: at its expiration, a work can be declared as owned by the State by the Council of Ministers

Thanks, Durova 05:36, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I added articles 46 and 48. The translation is ok, but note that articles 43, 45 and 47 hold a note "Modified by executive order (Decreto Ley) #156/94" so the actual dates may differ from that law's. Mark anywhere that it applies from 1977 (it derogates previous laws from 1979-1880 but they might hold for works previous to 1977). Platonides 15:55, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

And a second one for Panamanian copyright law:

According to[2]:

  • Title I SAW: Duration and Limits, Chapter 1, Duration, Article 42: copyright extends 50 years from the death of the author. For collaborative works, copyright duration extends 50 years from the death of the last coauthor.
  • Title I SAW: Duration and Limits, Chapter 1, Duration, Article 43: for anonymous or pseudonymous works, copyright lasts 50 years from the date of its publication unless the author reveals his or her identity before that period lapses. If the author reveals his or her identity during this time then article 42 applies.

Durova 20:20, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

It would be handy if the Spanish law was put on Spanish Wikisource and a translation was started on English Wikisource. John Vandenberg 02:10, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

English or German or French to as many languages as possibleEdit

{{OTRS received}}

Please also adopt the syntax of {{OTRS received/en}} on the existing translations.

Thank you. -- RE rillke questions? 20:48, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Further info and discussion is at Template_talk:OTRS_received#i18n. --Saibo (Δ) 22:58, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

English or German or Chinese to as many languages as possibleEdit

Thanks. -- RE rillke questions? 19:38, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

English to as many languages as possibleEdit

  • {{Personality rights}} - Current English version has changed and must be translated; Swedish template was already done. --George Ho (talk) 21:17, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
  • {{AustralianBureauStatistics}} is on over 40,000 files. Although these files are all about Australia, the graphs do not contain any English-specific labels or titles, so can be readily used in any language project. --99of9 (talk) 07:12, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
  • {{Convert to SVG}} - Uses {{Autotranslate}}, a new parameter was added so one line in the translations needs to be updated. I already used {{Please Translate}} but it's not automatically categorized since the translation is inside a (not parsed part of) a parser function. --Patrick87 (talk) 17:29, 26 May 2013 (UTC)


Completed TranslationsEdit

✓ Done by Americophile. ;) --Z 10:49, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

undatedEdit

French to EnglishEdit

Please help translate the subtitles from this video of the Mill workshop of Sèvres manufacture from french to english : TimedText:Manufacture_nationale_de_Sèvres_Atelier_du_Moulin_2013.webm.fr.srt

Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 19:32