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    Default Language barrier - please list your language skills here

    The recent arrival of a number of new members who are not fluent in English is very gratifying (we are truly becoming a global resource) but we need to find a solution to the language barrier.

    I propose that we create a list here of members who are fluent in English and other languages who will be willing to translate for our non-English speaking members.

    If you are willing and able to do translation here please specify your language abilities:

    Dodger67 - Fluent in Afrikaans. Vlot in Afrikaans.
    I can translate Dutch (Nederlands) to English but not English to Dutch.
    Ik kan vertalen Nederlands naar het Engels, maar niet Engels naar Nederlands.
    Last edited by Dodger67; 06-25-2011 at 10:44 AM.
    Roger
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    I have some skill in French. I'm not sure if I'd say I'm a fluent translator yet, but I'd be willing to take a whack at it.
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    I can read German quite well, and quite a bit of French too. So...
    -NerdaliciouS-

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    I speak fluent German (I spoke German before I learned English),I read it okayish but can't write it worth a darn.I Learned French in school but don't remember hardly any of it.

    Gymp
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    Chinese (simplified)- Wouldn't consider myself fluent but good enough to get the gist from most non-specialised material. As I don't have anyone to speak Chinese to at home, I'm retrogressing from my previously acquired skills.

    Malay- Can read and understand quite well.

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    I speak Polish fluently, have been improving upon my writing skills in that language....and have been dabbling in French and Spanish in the last half year as well.

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    I know a good bit of Spanish, and can speak (but not read) toddler level Chinese.

    Kelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by leila View Post
    I know a good bit of Spanish, and can speak (but not read) toddler level Chinese.

    Kelly
    My heavy-accented Chinese speaking ability is toddler level too. Strangely enough, most adults understand me while toddlers usually have a hard time understanding me (I have a hard time understanding toddlers too). My reading and writing abilities are better though.

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    I wonder where our Spanish speaking regulars are?
    Is my impression (from movies and tv) that Hispanic Americans are generally bilingual incorrect?
    Roger
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    I presume that both of you mean Mandarin as your spoken dialect?
    Roger
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