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Exam papers translated English to German [GCSE's] for work and student purposes.

Hi all!!

I want to find a slightly cheaper avenue in getting my papers from secondary school translated into German, there's mention of one but it costs 150 euros!

Surely there's other places that provide this service? This is mandatory for students and those seeking any job and it just seems far too dear. If anyone can think of anything It would be much appreciated!!!

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2024/06/20
22:23 UTC

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Can anyone please help me to translate this

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2024/06/20
20:02 UTC

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Why does this email bother me so much?

This email is going viral in my country. It was written by a 13 year old child to their mother. The mother posted it online to brag about her child's English skills. Just seems like they tried to throw a thesaurus at a wall to see what they would stick.

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2024/06/20
20:00 UTC

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Found a weird graffiti in Heidelberg, Germany

Hi everyone, found a weird looking graffiti on a footbridge near Heidelberg, Germany and I hope someone can help me deciphering it as it seems a bit out of place.
It looks like a southeast Asian script to me but I haven't found a proper match yet. I have identified the first symbol that is enclosed within the circle as a radical 37 and the rest of the script vaguely looks like tibetian or buthanese script to me but I am at a loss here.
In terms of structure, the graffiti looks like a cassette to me, with the encircled radical 37 indicating the start of a name or a sentence perhaps?
Does anyone recognise this language or script and would know what it says?

https://preview.redd.it/ducuu6fo4s7d1.jpg?width=667&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=45be067ce947c14da212551acaa309a9507c2d04

https://preview.redd.it/q7sd34rp4s7d1.jpg?width=899&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1ce85e027fa5d072f09dd3cdf76fa5270c2c704a

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2024/06/20
18:12 UTC

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Chat from some radio frequency, need translation(France I think)

I'm trying to setup old radio in the middle of nowhere, to communicate with my friends in their cabin, and we have no idea what we are doing, but we found this chat the moment we turn it on, now France is far far away, but I'm interested what are they saying. Any help with translation?🙂

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2024/06/20
15:10 UTC

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凄い Sugo

凄い/すごい. My question is.
When someone say '凄い?
And you respond, '凄い.
What does it mean?
For example, if the host offered me a piece of cake. And
later, ask 凄い?
And I say 凄い.
In my head, I feel like she asking do if I like the cake = 'Good?
Is she asking me that?

And 'クロスここ'? I know 'ここ' koko is Here.

Is this considered one or two word?

2 Comments
2024/06/20
12:28 UTC

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Help settle this debate

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2024/06/20
06:30 UTC

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Easiest languages to translate into English?

Hello, I hope this is the right subreddit for this question. I am trying to translate a book series i have always wanted to read to English, when none of them have been. I have been using DeepL, and its worked okay ish so far, but not perfect, obviously. However id like to get as close to the source material as possible. Some of them have a few translations, and i know some may work better than others but I know nothing about language set up. Thank you every much for your time.

If you were to order these in easiest to hardest to translate to English for tone and context for a ai translator, what would your list be?

Russian German Polish Hungarian Spanish

2 Comments
2024/06/20
04:34 UTC

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Need help!!

A Ukrainian friend signed my yearbook but won’t tell me what it means😞 desperately need help translating!!!

10 Comments
2024/06/20
01:03 UTC

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Noooo you can only say I liked yall. What is yall talking bout. In a loop subconsciously every single ding time underneath my breath. 🫥

2 Comments
2024/06/19
20:35 UTC

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Did it translate correct?

My neighboor speaks dominican spanish and I’ve just starting to learn spanish to be able to talk to her.

We had an emotional conversation through Google Translate. I got the essence of it, but there is something off with the translation. It was a really sad and beautiful moment and I want to understand it completely.

There are some differences when I translate what she said to english and to norwegian.

English translated a word to shame, norwegian translation same word to fun (moro) 🤷‍♀️ there was something else off as well. The translation in general is a bit weird, might be some phrases that I dont understand.

I don’t want to post the whole message for all to see, but I can send a bit of it in a private chat if anyone wants to help me 🇩🇴🇳🇴

Thank you 🥰😊

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2024/06/19
16:48 UTC

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No direct counterparts

What are some English words that cannot be translated as one word into your language but instead are rendered with a whole phrase?

For instance, the verb jaywalk in Ukrainian can only be turned into a whole “sentence” of six words “переходити через вулицю в неналежному місці” (literally “walk across the street in an undue place”.)

Can you provide more examples from your languages? (Preferably, some more or less universal concepts)

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2024/06/19
15:00 UTC

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Can someone translate?

2 Comments
2024/06/19
13:06 UTC

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What do you think?

Are 'see' and 'sees' different words? Most people would agree that 'am' and 'is' are different words so by that logic would 'see' and 'sees' also be different?

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3 Comments
2024/06/19
09:46 UTC

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Norse? Runic? Dwarfish?

Wife got me this sick “pizza cutter” off Etsy for my birthday. I guess it’s supposed to be Viking or LOTR themed? Anyone able to read what’s written on the blade?

23 Comments
2024/06/19
03:32 UTC

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Can someone translate this for me I don't know what language it is I think it's chinese or something

4 Comments
2024/06/19
01:43 UTC

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Roughly CEFR level equivalent would you say someone with a Bachelors Degree in a language would have?

Its a complicated question I know but I'm assuming any language studying a person did is entirely inside the classroom at the university and any bonus homework, overseas exchange programs and school meetings etc he or she was required to do to get the degree and not anything outside the school assignments such as bonus tutoring from a private instructor or hanging out with locals at a night club outside of university. Like assume the person is a shut-in who only stays in his dorm when he's not in classes and any extra-curricular activity required such as after-class group sessions for conversatio practising and speaking with administrators when at a foreign university.

At what level in the CEFR would you say someone who does the bare minimum to get a Bachelors at a language would be by the time he graduates (like all Cs for the major required subjects and Ds for any other classes that are just electives)? Since I'm already at it, what approximation would you say someone who attains his Maters be under the assumed circumstances above? How about PhD (again with the basic scenario I mention)?

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2024/06/19
01:25 UTC

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Help

Are the words 'am' and 'are' the same word. So if you were counting the amount of words in the English language would you count verb forms as different words?

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2024/06/18
22:41 UTC

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Are the translations correct?

English, French, German, Danish and Spanish :)

Bridging Time and Space Unlocks Infinite Possibilities

La jonction de l'espace et du temps ouvre des possibilités infinies

Die Brücke zwischen Raum und Zeit erschließt unendliche Möglichkeiten

At bygge broer mellem tid og rum åbner uendelige muligheder

Uniendo tiempo y espacio se desbloquean posibilidades infinitas

2 Comments
2024/06/18
20:36 UTC

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What is a word, part 3

Is 'to fire', as in 'he was fired from his job'', a different word than the word 'to fire', as in 'I fired the gun'.

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2 Comments
2024/06/18
20:20 UTC

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What is a word, part 2

Is 'on top' one word or two

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1 Comment
2024/06/18
20:15 UTC

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What counts as a word?

Are 'us' and 'we' seperate words

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6 Comments
2024/06/18
20:09 UTC

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Italian Language Course

Hi, I am from Hungary and will be attending university in Milan starting September. I have never studied Italian, however I’m at a high B1 - low B2 level of Spanish, which might help with some of the basics. My parents are really insistent on getting me to sign up for an intensive Italian course over the summer, which would be about 4 hours a day every weekday for about a month, so would total to around 80-100 hours. I’m not too happy about this, as this is most likely the last summer when I can be a carefree child in my life, and going to ‘school’ for 4-6 hours a day does not sound too inviting to me as a 17 year old. Are intensive language courses worth it in this context, or could I achieve a similar outcome by consistently learning on Duolingo over the summer or a similar platform. Another argument against the summer course is that I will be on vacation for at least 10 days during this month, so I would probably have to spend a lot of time catching up outside of the many many hours i’d spend at the school in person. Thanks in advance for your replies!

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2024/06/18
13:48 UTC

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Can you translate this or know the book by it‘s cover?

What is it about?

5 Comments
2024/06/18
12:19 UTC

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Hi! I recently bought the Assimil book for Deutsch (2019) and need the audio files. Does anyone have them?

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2024/06/18
11:35 UTC

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Can someone translate this? The font us throwing me off..

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2024/06/18
05:39 UTC

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