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Translation Assistance
Jan 5th, 2012, 2:28pm
 
With GCU's global community comes a wide variety of languages for both artists creating cards and shoppers looking for cards.  Online translators are often not reliable.  This thread is for artists who would like translation assistance for verses and for artists who would like to help with these requests AT NO CHARGE.  Finnish to English, English to Swedish ... you name it!
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Reply #1 - Jan 5th, 2012, 5:05pm
 
Great idea Mindy! I've asked here a few times for translation help.  
 
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Reply #2 - Jan 5th, 2012, 5:12pm
 
Quote from cheryl_133782 on Jan 5th, 2012, 5:05pm:
Great idea Mindy! I've asked here a few times for translation help.

Cheryl

 
Thanks!  Although I can't take credit for the idea.  I'm just the thug who implemented it  Wink
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Reply #3 - Jan 5th, 2012, 5:28pm
 
Well, if I can help with Spanish let me know Smiley
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Reply #4 - Jan 5th, 2012, 7:52pm
 
That's WONDERFUL Esperanza!  What a good way to start this new section, offering what we can help with!
 
All I can do well is English, but I am very willing to offer it when needed  
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Reply #5 - Jan 6th, 2012, 2:22am
 
This is wonderful, thank you so much!!!!  Let me be the first to ask Wink!  Google gives me this (Usted es viejo) for you're old.  Also if I added amigo to the end would that be okay for  both female and male.  I know that amigo means friend but my understanding is it goes more for a male.  I want the inside verse to work for both masculine and feminine.  Thank you again, Laurie
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Reply #6 - Jan 6th, 2012, 8:25am
 
Quote from Laurie_139933 on Jan 6th, 2012, 2:22am:
This is wonderful, thank you so much!!!! Let me be the first to ask Wink! Google gives me this (Usted es viejo) for you're old. Also if I added amigo to the end would that be okay for both female and male. I know that amigo means friend but my understanding is it goes more for a male. I want the inside verse to work for both masculine and feminine. Thank you again, Laurie

 
One thing I think I remember from Spanish classes in Jr. High school, there are no contractions in the Spanish language so I've always struggled with the language  Grin  Sure nice to have Esperanza here Smiley
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Reply #7 - Jan 6th, 2012, 11:19am
 
This is a fabulous addition to those who offer cards in other languages..moi.  I know google translate for the most part is totally unreliable as a source, except for some very common phrases such as happy birthday, etc. I have knowledge of French, if that helps and a little Spanish.  Thanks Mindy, what a big help this will be as I know many of our artists are native speakers.
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Reply #8 - Jan 6th, 2012, 11:25am
 
Hey folks,
Here's a really good site for a translation.  There are people on board who will help with just about anything, but often it takes a few days for them to read your post and get back to you, but they are expert, for sure.
http://forum.wordreference.com/
 
I love this site. You might want to try it. Explore it because if you are translating a phrase that is not common, you might have to research it with a native speaker.
 
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Reply #9 - Jan 6th, 2012, 11:50am
 
Hi
This is for Laurie 139933
In Spanish AMIGO (male)AMIGA ( female) and the same withVIEJO (male) VIEJA (female) and all depends what you want to say because if you tell somebody ESTAS VIEJA  or ESTAS VIEJO will be rude,so if you tell me what do you want to say maybe I can help you.
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Reply #10 - Jan 6th, 2012, 2:48pm
 
Quote from Esperanza_137996 on Jan 6th, 2012, 11:50am:
Hi
This is for Laurie 139933
In Spanish AMIGO (male)AMIGA ( female) and the same withVIEJO (male) VIEJA (female) and all depends what you want to say because if you tell somebody ESTAS VIEJA or ESTAS VIEJO will be rude,so if you tell me what do you want to say maybe I can help you.

 
Funny how telling someone that they're old is rude in every language!  LOL!  Just proves that we're more the same than we are different.  Wink
 
This translation thread is a great idea!
 
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Reply #11 - Jan 6th, 2012, 6:58pm
 
To Esperanza, thank you but it is meant for humor please don't be offended.  The front is a raccoon looking like he is giving a raspberry and he will be saying Nana Nana Booboo.  The inside being an age joke.  I am a old lady myself and my sisters and I are always taunting each other about being old.   What do you think might work better?   Thank you so much for your help, Laurie
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Reply #12 - Jan 7th, 2012, 9:08pm
 
I will be happy to help anyone needing translation into Russian, although adding words will only be possible through photo editing software directly into the design due to the font incompatibility.
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Reply #13 - Jan 8th, 2012, 5:15am
 
Good morning!  I was hoping someone would tell me if this is right for (I'm younger than you) in Spanish (Soy ms joven que t).  I used google to translate.  Thank you for your time in advance, Take care, Laurie Smiley
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Reply #14 - Feb 1st, 2012, 2:56am
 
Thanks, Marie, for that link. I was told by a Greek American that Google translate was very reliable, so I've been using it quite a bit. Now I learn it's not!  Shocked  I looked at the languages supported at the site, and I found just about every one imaginable ~ except Albanian. After I join and read the FAQs I'll post a request.
 
Does anyone here speak Albanian? I'd like to say "Hope you are feeling better." Google gave me "Shpresoj se ju jeni ndjenj m t mir."
 
Thanks,
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