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Subject: A forum for foreign language translations?
Date Posted: 5/12/2013 1:22 AM ET
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Does PBS have a forum where readers can post foreign language phrases and get translations? I tried some online translators but the results are disappointing and often don't make much sense. I am reading a book that has quite a few French phrases and it bugs me not to know what they mean.

Date Posted: 5/12/2013 2:42 PM ET
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Try posting in CMT - it gets the most traffic. There are plenty of members there who are fluent in other languages or will search for you if you ask for help.
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 1:30 PM ET
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You might also try the appropriate genre forum, for example, if it is a science fiction novel, ask in sci fi, to find others who might be familiar with your book.

Date Posted: 5/13/2013 9:58 PM ET
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I know we have a French teacher here, she just posted in the forums recently.

Date Posted: 5/14/2013 12:21 AM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Date Posted: 5/14/2013 1:27 AM ET
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Kathy B (FrenchProf) -- you can find her a lot in the Cozy VB that she runs here in the Games Forum. She's probably the French professor mentioned above.

 

Date Posted: 5/14/2013 6:53 PM ET
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I think there's also a Foreign Language/Books forum.