Language barrier..

@Margarit (3677)
Philippines
December 8, 2008 11:39am CST
For those not english speaking countries, Have you ever incounter having difficulties in translating the words or sentences you wanted to say for you dont know the english translation of it? How do you deal with it if you cant find the right words that you wanted to say? Do you still respond to the discussion or make discussion and use your own words even the other members dont understand the words you use? I have a friend here that i refer and when she answered my discussion she always use our own language even i reminded her to use only english language. She said that she doesnt know the english equivalent in it, and when she ask me if i knew it, i dont know it also. Too bad for we both have limited vocabulary to know all the english words or maybe there are words that dont have any english translation.What do you think?
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@munhozmib (3850)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
8 Dec 08
Hello, Margarit. There are times when I face Portuguese words that I have no clue in how to spell them in English. And I need those words, sometimes. Then, I start searching for an online translator, and type the word in my native language. The translation appears and I use that word. Or I just check the dictionary. Of course we will not know how to say all words in English. I am sure that you don't even know all the words in your own native language. It is impossible to know all the words that a dictionary have. Perhaps it is possible, but it would take a brilliant mind trained since the childhood only to do that. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
hi munhozmib, Yes i agree with you, it is not very easy to know all the words in the dictionary and its meaning. Thanks for the respond.