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Reply #15 - Feb 10th, 2012, 11:26am
 
Hi, I have just uploaded a couple of Arabic Wedding Anniversary Cards and was hoping someone could confirm that the Arabic for "Happy Wedding Anniversary" = عرس العيد السعيد
 
The text here is a tad small, so if you would like to view one of the cards,  902263
 
Thanks.........Ian
 
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Reply #16 - Feb 15th, 2012, 4:51am
 
Hi,
 
As I haven't been very active on the Forum lately, I have forgotten how to contact /send another artist a message. So I'm wondering what would be the best way to tell someone if the foreign language on or inside their card makes no sense at all. Could you please help?
 
I have to say that I have been shocked to see that there are cards in some categories where the foreing language text is so wrong it sounds offensive in the language in question. There are also cards out there where the language is an odd combination of English and foreign words, and as a result makes no sense at all.
 
I really don't want to hurt anyone's feelings so I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about this. I would really appreciate your advice. It's just rather shockig to see offensive language on cards that should say the exact opposite.
 
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Reply #17 - Feb 15th, 2012, 7:54am
 
Quote from Irma_133930 on Feb 15th, 2012, 4:51am:
Hi,

As I haven't been very active on the Forum lately, I have forgotten how to contact /send another artist a message. So I'm wondering what would be the best way to tell someone if the foreign language on or inside their card makes no sense at all. Could you please help?

I have to say that I have been shocked to see that there are cards in some categories where the foreing language text is so wrong it sounds offensive in the language in question. There are also cards out there where the language is an odd combination of English and foreign words, and as a result makes no sense at all.

I really don't want to hurt anyone's feelings so I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about this. I would really appreciate your advice. It's just rather shockig to see offensive language on cards that should say the exact opposite.

Thanks,
Irma

 
Hello Irma,
 
Just go to the artist's store front and click on their Contact Artist icon to send a message and be sure to let them know the PID so they can work to fix the cards.  Smiley
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Reply #18 - Feb 16th, 2012, 3:21am
 
Thanks Doreen!  Smiley
 
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Reply #19 - Mar 16th, 2012, 10:24am
 
Quote from Doreen_137017 on 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  

 
 
Hello
Please, can you help me?
I need to know, what I saying wrong in this phrases:
"Thank you for understanding and sympathy concerning loss of my best friend" - card about pet loss.
"We would like to thank you for your invaluable help in this hard time of our loss and for the remarkable meal given to us during ceremony thanks to your warm care." - thanks for meal on funeral.
"We would like to thank you for your invaluable help in this hard time of our loss and for the remarkable flowers given by you for ceremony." - thanks for flowers.
"We would like to express immense gratitude for your fine music during ceremony. You have helped to return a few rest in our hearts full of suffering. Thank You!" - for music.
Somehow I just cant get it right...
Thank you!
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Reply #20 - Mar 16th, 2012, 11:30am
 
[quote author=Anastasia_156106 link=1325802536/15#19 date=1331918669]Quote from Doreen_137017 on 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  

 
Hi Anastasia - there are lots of ways to say these things, but I will do my best to keep to your general wording Smiley
 
 
"Thank you for understanding and sympathy concerning loss of my best friend" - card about pet loss.
 
    Your understanding and sympathy on the loss of my best friend is truly appreciated.
 
 
"We would like to thank you for your invaluable help in this hard time of our loss and for the remarkable meal given to us during ceremony thanks to your warm care." - thanks for meal on funeral.
 
     Your help during this difficult time has been invaluable.  We are very grateful for the meal you provided at the funeral service.
 
 
"We would like to thank you for your invaluable help in this hard time of our loss and for the remarkable flowers given by you for ceremony." - thanks for flowers.
 
     Your help during this difficult time has been invaluable.  We are very grateful for the flowers you provided for the funeral service.
 
 
"We would like to express immense gratitude for your fine music during ceremony. You have helped to return a few rest in our hearts full of suffering. Thank You!" - for music.
 
     We would like to express our immense gratitude for the beautiful music you provided for the funeral service.  You helped ease our suffering and filled our hearts with peace.  
 
 
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Reply #21 - Mar 16th, 2012, 7:37pm
 
[quote author=Doreen_137017 link=1325802536/15#20 date=1331922621]Quote from Anastasia_156106 on Mar 16th, 2012, 10:24am:
Quote from Doreen_137017 on 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  


Hi Anastasia - there are lots of ways to say these things, but I will do my best to keep to your general wording Smiley
Hope that helps!

 
Wonderful!  Its very nice of you & I very appreciate your help!  THANK YOU!!!!!
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Reply #22 - Mar 16th, 2012, 7:45pm
 
[quote author=Anastasia_156106 link=1325802536/15#21 date=1331951835]Quote from Doreen_137017 on Mar 16th, 2012, 11:30am:
Quote from Anastasia_156106 on Mar 16th, 2012, 10:24am:
Quote from Doreen_137017 on 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  


Hi Anastasia - there are lots of ways to say these things, but I will do my best to keep to your general wording Smiley
Hope that helps!


Wonderful!  Its very nice of you & I very appreciate your help!  THANK YOU!!!!!

 
You are very welcome!  You have some lovely cards and I wish you luck!
 
What is your native language?
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Reply #23 - Mar 16th, 2012, 10:57pm
 
Quote from Doreen_137017 on Mar 16th, 2012, 7:45pm:
Quote from Anastasia_156106 on Mar 16th, 2012, 7:37pm:
[quote author=Doreen_137017



You are very welcome!  You have some lovely cards and I wish you luck!

What is your native language?

 
Thank you for nice words about my artwork!  My native language is Russian. I can translate from English to Russian, if needed.  
Thank you for your help, again! It very nice of you!
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Reply #24 - Mar 22nd, 2012, 4:50am
 
Hello
I would like to know how to say the following in Mexican Spanish.
I have a Spanish relative, but she speaks Castillian Spanish & I'm not sure if it's the same.
 
Wake Up! ( I have ... ĄDespierta!)
 
 
Time to shake your sombrero. ( I have ...  Es la hora de agitar tu sombrero)
 
 
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Reply #25 - Mar 22nd, 2012, 7:31am
 
Angela there is no such thing as Mexican Spanish do you mean Spanish Slang common in Mexico?  The translation you have is correct for all Spanish speaking countries! Smiley
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Reply #26 - Mar 22nd, 2012, 7:38am
 
Thanks Naty,
I wasn't sure if there were differences in the Spanish words, but it's good to know that I have it right.
Thanks for your help.
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Reply #27 - Jun 1st, 2012, 7:07pm
 
Hello fellow German speaking artists . . .  
 
How do I say:
 
"Will you be my"
 
and
 
"Please join us" or the equivalent
 
in German for invitations?  I can not seem to get it right  Grin
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Reply #28 - Oct 24th, 2012, 3:44am
 
Hi folks
 
I just had a card approved with a cover that has Thank You in several languages sprawled across.  Although I did consult with a foreign language teacher I work with, I wondered if folks could verify my translations.  I did check online with a few sites and feel pretty confident in the choices made but more eyes are definitely cool if that can be done here...
 
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I chose Greek, Spanish, French, Swedish, Japanese, Hawaiian and German.
 
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Reply #29 - Oct 24th, 2012, 5:28am
 
Hi Donna
I can confirm that the French & Spanish are ok, and the English of course  Grin
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Angela
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