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  • lelensplelensp Posts: 14,582 Level 4

    Happy International Translation Day. Thanks for the

    tag Peggy. @Spinnifix

    Translating is not an easy job. So Kudos to all translator. Your indeed performing a great and helpful job. Without you this world would be in chaos repeating the story of Tower of Babel wherein there was confusion of tongues.

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  • DieOmimiDieOmimi Posts: 16,892 Friends Moderator

    Happy Translation Day

    From my point of view, I can say that I am also dependent on a translator. Sometimes it is really difficult to find the right words that a translator can reproduce as they are meant. We all know that a translator sometimes harshly reproduces words or sentences that are not meant by the author. I had to learn a lot and had to apologize a few times for things I didn't actually say. I'm glad to hear that I'm not alone.ย ย 

    Thank you for this important thread @Spinnifix. I see that there is a lot of understanding for the members who are not so fit in the community language English. Although I had a few hours of English at school and can also check into a hotel in the English-speaking world / stay abroad, order / pay for food or drinks, shop and do other everyday things. However, this is not enough to participate in discussions here in the community or to create them. So I'm dependent on a translator.ย 

    Maybe one day we will have a translator who not only translates but also gives us hints on how to formulate things better. Or who optimizes our sentences so that they are easier to understand (i.e. makes suggestions).ย 

  • ndaozndaoz Posts: 613 Level 3

    Google website automatically translates the texts into the language you want, but when we want to write, we need a translator.

    A translator to be integrated into this community page makes everything easy. example, I write in my own language, but the article is published in English. I have no idea about the how-to software part, but I think it would be very useful in the community..

    I wish the team would think about it... ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • playgowomen18playgowomen18 Posts: 350 Level 3

    wow! and in the picture I noticed the flag of my country (white and red)

    Happy day translators!

    (I'm using a translator now!)

  • dlovo313dlovo313 Posts: 254 Level 3

    Happy International Translation Day!

  • JessicaBillyJessicaBilly Posts: 1,488 Level 4

    Happy International Translation Day. I never realized how many different days we have to celebrate until I joined the community. This is what I love about the community they teach you so many different things

  • DebonoChicaDebonoChica Posts: 29 Level 2

    I definitely understand the importance of a good translator/translation. I work in the medical field in the US and at one practice I was at we had a Refugee Clinic. We had patients from all around the world coming to America and most didn't understand/speak any English at all. I'm a people person and I downloaded Google Translate to my phone to help me communicate with my patients while preparing them to see our doctors. I learned that there were far more languages and dialects than I had ever known, many of which were not available in Google Translate. We had an interpreter service that we could call and place on speakerphone for the doctors' visit. Even still, some things got lost in translation because some terminology doesn't exist in other languages.

    Also, never underestimate the power of non-verbal communication. Obviously this only counts when you're face-to-face (and face masks right now are making this harder) but still. Another thing to consider is sign language. Small jokes for example don't necessarily translate well or could be offensive without background knowledge.

  • Barry_Dean_ClarkBarry_Dean_Clark Posts: 250 Level 3

    Happy International Translation Day.

  • Nikolaos_ProdromidisNikolaos_Prodromidis Posts: 2,678 Jelly Moderator

    Happy International Translation Day!

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  • Nat09Nat09 Posts: 11,869 Ambassador
    edited September 2021

    Hi @Spinnifix Happy International Translation Day

    This is another wonderful, important topic๐Ÿ˜„ As you know, Iโ€™m fluent in French and English thank goodness ๐Ÿ˜… it makes my job a lot easier ๐Ÿ˜ I use a translator only when I visit the German and Spanish communities and I find it difficult to follow everyoneโ€™s conversations. Iโ€™m on my phone and I use Bing.com/translator ( @ndaoz this is the one I use, I find it better then Google Translate ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ)

    I go on the site, Translate from English to German come back and paste it, but before I post it, I copy my message and go back to the translator and have my message Translate from German to English just to see if itโ€™s still the same message I wrote. I do this because like Peggy said, sometimes the translator get it wrong and my phrase donโ€™t make sense, so I change the word that is wrong. Iโ€™m glad I donโ€™t have to do this every time ๐Ÿ˜…

  • aautz1aautz1 Posts: 604 Level 3

    Happy Translation Day. I also want to point out that sign language is a type of foreign language, because sign languages is used in all countries. I know a little bit of ASL. American Sign Language is only used in two countries..USA and Canada

    Over all thanks for helping people with their Translations.

  • ndaozndaoz Posts: 613 Level 3

    ooo downloading immediately I haven't heard of this app

    Thank you very much ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

  • greddycandygreddycandy Posts: 1,693 Level 4

    Happy International Translation Day everyone!

  • jojo75jojo75 Posts: 399 Level 3

    There is only one International language.

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