(Closed) Foreign Help

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Lilubird:  Do you have anyone who can help you with that?  I had mine translated into Dutch, but my hubby and Father-In-Law helped me with the translations.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

well you can always plug it into something like google translate, but honestly there are no guarantees with that that your words will be properly translated.  When I was playing around with Dutch translations, I’d get some REALLY weird translates.  If you can find someone who is fluent with each language that really is the best since they would be MUCH more likely to know of common uses of words rather then straight translation.  If that makes any sense… lol

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I wouldn’t recommend google translate, especially for Chinese. The grammar structure is so different from English that their results are about 40% nonsense/gibberish (in my experience).

The nuance of language, especially formalised language like a wedding invitation, makes it virtually impossible for a computer to translate well. Your best bet is 100% to find someone who is fluent in both languages and have them translate it for you.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d post it on Proz.com or translatorscafe.com.  Go directly through translators and not an agency that will charge and arm and a leg.  Of course you will have to pay someone.

Do not use google translate.  Alternatively if you have friends and family who speak it, I think it is ok to ask them to translate for you.

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