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In profiles, what does \'Language A (*monolingual*)\' mean?
Thread poster: Wolfgang BRECH

Wolfgang BRECH  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:00
German to English
+ ...
Oct 20, 2002

You know what they say: there\'s no stupid question, except the one never asked, so here we go: can someone please explain what it means when a translator indicates his/her language combination(s) are:

Language A (monolingual)

Language B > Language A

Language A > Language B

+ ...

And what does the person mean by \"+...\"?

If one is MONO... and than seams to imply that (s)he speaks more (+...)


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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:00
German to English
+ ...
Monolingual queries Oct 21, 2002


The monolingual \'language combination\' derives from the monolingual KudoZ questions, it is sometimes useful to be able to ask questions of native speakers of a specific language to determine nuances, grammar, etc. Hence the monolingual combinations.

If a monolingual combination is posted as part of a job offer, this will normally involve single language revision.

The + ... at the end of a list of languages is used in the forums, and simply means there is not enough space to list all the combinations available. If you go to the member\'s profile, you will see the full listing.



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Bryan Crumpler  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:00
Dutch to English
+ ...
In lamens terms... Oct 21, 2002

All this means is that the source and target languages are the same.

I get English (monolingual) questions, and usually they are questions about simplifying tricky phrasing, pronunciation, grammar help, and getting clarification about a word that may be used figuratively or in a manner that can not be explained in the traditional sense.

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PAS  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:00
English to Polish
+ ...
to crumpler Oct 22, 2002

Did you mean laymen or lamers?

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