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Fluent english to german, french, italian and spanish required

gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
Hi guys, only me! (If my new avatar is showing up... ;-) ) Edit: it's not showing, I wonder why not? Anyhow...

I've been working on my second app - a utility for the iPhone - and it should be ready to fire in about three weeks or so. It includes approx. 8 short phrases and - at a guesstimate - 200 words at most. The app user can choose to use english, italian, spanish, german or french. (I'll be posting more details about the app in about a week, if you're interested to see).

Anyhow, I've been using one or more of the free translation services on the web to translate the english words (almost all nouns) into those other four languages.

What I'd ideally like is for the translations to be double-checked before the binary is uploaded. So I'm seeking 4 people to check the translation list of their appropriate native language, i.e english to french, english to german, english to italian and english to spanish.

I'd like to offer $15 each for this; I think that's fair, as I reckon it'd take no more than ten minutes or less to check down a list of 200 or so words if you are fluent in english and one of the other languages. (I'd pay via Paypal). (If anyone thinks I'd be underpaying please let me know and let me know why; I like to be fair).

Please post on this thread if you are interested, and it'll be first-come, first served, if that's OK, thanks.

Oh, forgot to mention, the final listings won't be ready for about another week...

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Comments

  • RacetotheMoonRacetotheMoon Posts: 323Member
    I'm in need of much the same, was thinking about using this site. http://www.translia.com/
  • jimmyellingerjimmyellinger Posts: 13Member
    If you fail to turn up a native French speaker, I can likely help you with the French. I have studied French since 1995. I minored in French in college (2004) and I have kept up my comprehension skills by regularly reading French news and occasionally watching French programming.
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    THanks for the link, @RacetotheMoon, by using their Bronze service, it doesn't work out much more expensive than what I'm offering to pay. i'll seriously consider that as an option.

    Still though, if any GS user forum members wants to earn a quick $15, let me know ! :-)

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited February 2012
    THanks for offering Jimmy, all sounding good. Please drop me a line at contact [at] davidgriffinapps [dot] co [dot] uk and I can send you the list in about a week's time. :-)

    That's french covered, any more for english to german - italian - spanish (Spain) word checking please?

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,865Member
    No Dutch? The humiliation!! :p
  • mm34125mm34125 Posts: 35Member
    edited February 2012
    Hey Gyroscope, I'm a German native speaker and have studied English as a foreign language (language teaching). Please pm me if you would like me to check the German translation.
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    Hey @gyroscope
    I can speak french and spanish if you like!,
    Cheers Mate!,
    J. Leonard
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    @gyroscope I'm Italian and can do it whenever you want. I do some professional freelance translations from time to time so you can be sure that the output will be good. Send me a mail at [email protected]

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  • RUPASRUPAS Posts: 823Member
    Hi, I speak spanish you send email: [email protected]
  • capitalcarnagecapitalcarnage Posts: 371Member
    My Bristolian is top drawer if that’s of any use :)
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited February 2012
    Hey guys, thank you all for your response, that's great!

    •• All languages covered now, so no more word checkers required. ••

    I'll be posting again in five minutes or so, to talk to you all...

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited February 2012
    @jimmyyellinger Hi Jim, thanks for the email. I'll reply some time today and sent the file over to you before a week is out. (french)

    @mm34125 - thank you but unfortunately you were pipped to the post... I had an email this morning - dated 7.30 am - offering the checking of the german words. So sorry but thank you for the offer. :-) (german)

    @LeonardDeveloper Hey there, Jack, thanks as well for your email! French is covered but it'd be great if you could check the spanish, thanks! Again, I'll email back to you some time today, and email the list when it's ready before a week from today is up. (P.S i've been calling you Leonard - I forgot that your first name is Jack - although you never corrected me ;-) (spanish)

    @MarkOnTheIron Good stuff, thank you Mark, so that's italian covered. I'll email you as well today. And also send you the list within a week. (italian)

    @Rupas hi, Rupas, sorry but @LeonardDeveloper wrote and emailed me first about spanish word checking. Thank you for offering though. :-)

    @capitalcarnage Hi CC, hey, terrific stuff when I do the next version; it'll cover oop North, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and... Bristol... ;-)

    @LudwigHeijden Hi Ludwig - aah, so sorry! No offence meant!! Funnily enough, I did include Dutch originally, along with at least another 3 languages but I thought it was too much... as for dutch, I did think that the vast majority of Dutch people speak english... don't know if I'm right there....

    For interest, Susan and I visited Amsterdam for the first time about 3 or 4 years ago and loved it! A great atmosphere there; and spookily, the moment I left the airport terminal I felt as though I'd been there before and everything seemed natural and familiar.... perhaps I was a Dutchman in a previous life.....



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  • GraphicWarehouseGraphicWarehouse Posts: 927Member
    this works very well http://translate.google.com/
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    Thank you for the link, @MjMDesign :-) It's actually one i've been using but I appreciate it.

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,865Member
    @gyroscope your right most Dutchies speak English. I was just kidding.
    Amsterdam is nice but I live in Nijmegen which is much nicer to live in. Lots of woods!
    Perhaps you where a Dutchman in a previous life. :)
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    Nijmegen sounds a really nice place to live, Ludgwig. :-)

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • patapplepatapple Posts: 873Member
    hi gyroscope, i speak italian because i live in switzerland! if you want i can check your italian!!! email me: [email protected] ;)
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    well, Pittsburghese is my native tongue … so if you ever need a translation for that …

    Wikipedia: Pittsburgh English
    CMU: Video of lecture
    Pitt: UP's Resource Center

    @};- MH
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited February 2012
    Hi @patapple

    Thank you but I've got all the translation checkers I need now. Sorry, but cheers. :-)

    Hi @MH

    I'll certainly bear you in mind when I develop an alternative version of the app! Pittsburghese: great accent to my English (UK) ear. :-) And thanks for the links; the lecture was particularly interesting, I thought.

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • ozboybrianozboybrian Posts: 2,102PRO
    CRIKEY! No love for the Aussie slang ;)
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    Crikey, no worries me old cobber; my Sheila wants a taste of down under but as bonze as that is, I reckon 24 hours in the old metal bird would make me bushed - even cactus as as a bluey down a mineshaft, or worse, a wallaby knackered in a billabong without a sanger. :-)

    Right, time I was off for me pommy shower...

    Heehee!

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