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post #54796 of 57353
My brother is just starting to learn French, of which he is doing for job reasons. He is hell of frustrated and he is asking me for help, which I am able to provide. It is not often I am able to be helpful to my brother.
post #54797 of 57353
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

My brother is just starting to learn French, of which he is doing for job reasons. He is hell of frustrated and he is asking me for help, which I am able to provide. It is not often I am able to be helpful to my brother.

What's the longest piece of literature you have translated?
post #54798 of 57353
It's only literature in the very broad sense of the term that I ever translate. I typically translate philosophy texts, which are often in the form of 25 page articles or so. I think the longest thing I've translated from French is probably about 70 pages. Although it looks likely that I'll be undertaking a translation of a 200-some page book soon.
post #54799 of 57353

not knowing any other languages, i expect it would be fun and interesting to translate lyrics.

post #54800 of 57353
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not knowing any other languages, i expect it would be fun and interesting to translate lyrics.

I can't speak as to how it is with other languages, but when I was a missionary in Japan we used to laugh at the translations of common hymns into Japanese. Usually by the end of the verse you had maybe gotten through the first line of the English version. They didn't seem to translate very well at all.
post #54801 of 57353
Okay gang I han found discount coulpon car manufacturer put it up on their website called it "pothole special" includes wheel alignment for pert near $60 off!
post #54802 of 57353
As some of you know, I grew up in Wisconsin, which is a state of the United States. Naturally enough, some of my FB friends are people I knew from my years in said state. I swear I am not even making this up some of my friends regularly post pictures of their hotdishes to Facebook. How Wisconsin is that? (Very.)
post #54803 of 57353
You missed my post the other day in the what did you eat for dinner last night thread. Even more Wisconsin.

post #54804 of 57353
So I wasn't going to post this on this thread but I am pretty excited and can't contain myself. I am getting paid to go to Europe for almost 2 weeks this summer. This is exciting for a poor like me.
post #54805 of 57353
No surprise you have trouble containing yourself.
post #54806 of 57353
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No surprise you have trouble containing yourself.

It's a legitimate medical problem there's an acronym for it it's called P.E.
post #54807 of 57353

You're welcome.
post #54808 of 57353

I am exactly 3 weeks from a couple weeks vacation in America. 

post #54809 of 57353
I just received a box of guitar products from my brother, including an Eleven Rack. (It's a product that does lots of things, including emulating the tones of many classic guitar amps.) Now I am having much fun with it even what I should be doing tasks of labor.
post #54810 of 57353
Nutella banana honey crep 😊
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