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asked Is there any reason to translate coordinates?
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comment Why would a translation add specifics to an original left purposely vague?
Yes, I found it odd, too - the exact location is supposed to be a secret? He does that at the beginning of the book with the year, too, saying it is 17--. I can understand that more, but if he doesn't want to say Bristol, why not do like Twain did with Hannibal, calling it "St. Petersburg"?
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comment Why would a translation add specifics to an original left purposely vague?
I think it's "Spain" Spanish; it surprises me how - not bad, but not overly good - many translations seem to be. I'm a native English speaker (U.S.), know German well, and Spanish well enough to know what's being written, and almost all translations I've read (into German and into Spanish, from English) have a surprising number of mistakes. I also get (it's a long story) a lot of emails from translators looking for work, and it's almost ludicrous how bad their English often is, even though they claim to be able to translate into that language.
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asked Why would a translation add specifics to an original left purposely vague?
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comment Is there a non-PITA way to type accented Spanish characters with an English keyboard?
Cool; I guess I'll have to get a template or whatever they call those overlays to remind me what's what at first.
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accepted Is there a non-PITA way to type accented Spanish characters with an English keyboard?
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comment Is there a non-PITA way to type accented Spanish characters with an English keyboard?
I was afeard of that! What a clunky way to type in Spanish - four key presses to generate one measly character!
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asked Is there a non-PITA way to type accented Spanish characters with an English keyboard?
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asked Which Spanish-speaking country has the most English learners?
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accepted Which style of hat represents the Spanish language the best?
May
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accepted Is this a mistranslation due to misunderstanding the British accent and English contractions?
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revised Is this a mistranslation due to misunderstanding the British accent and English contractions?
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May
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comment Which style of hat represents the Spanish language the best?
Yes, a dunce cap. (just kidding)
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asked Which style of hat represents the Spanish language the best?
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accepted Does “Eso no es nada” mean “That is nothing” or does it mean “That is not nothing”?
May
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accepted Why would “breakfast” be translated as “lunch”?
May
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asked Is this a mistranslation due to misunderstanding the British accent and English contractions?
May
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asked Does “Eso no es nada” mean “That is nothing” or does it mean “That is not nothing”?
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asked Why would “breakfast” be translated as “lunch”?
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comment Is there a way to differentiate between uncles, aunts, grandparents?
@Joze: I will, but will anybody understand me? It's like when I pronounce "evolution" the British way ("evil-oo-shen") - I get blank stares and people slowly back away, holding their hand in front of them defensively.