Off topic: Greatest fears of a translator
Thread poster: RominaZ

RominaZ  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
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May 15, 2015

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Phil Hand  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:11
Chinese to English
The Japanese May 16, 2015

With apologies to the Japanese, because this isn't their fault at all. The greatest fear of the Chinese translator is Japanese names in our texts, because it can be a real adventure finding out how to express them in English.


Anthony Teixeira
Local time: 08:11
Member (2011)
English to French
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Fears of? May 16, 2015

I would rather say these are the 3 greatest fears of smartphone addicts. I don't use mine a lot for work. I will maybe check e-mails and send replies for the very urgent ones. For anything else, a laptop is infinitely more comfortable.

I'm more concerned about hardware crashes and events that take me away from my keyboard when I'm working on urgent projects!


M Pradeep Kumar  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:41
Member (2015)
English to Telugu
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Fundamental fear !!! May 16, 2015

Weak wi-fi ---> switch to the LAN connection or to other modes of network or run to an internet cafe

Slow processing ----> keep your cool for now and next month, when you have extra cash(??), enhance your RAM

Low battery----> save the file and plug onto the power socket or switch on the ups or if there's no power, feel happy that at last, you have genuine reason to tell your client for the delay:)

In a way, these are all manageable fears !

But to not have projects coming your way for almost a month....i think that's the greatest fear !


English to Russian
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B-B-B May 16, 2015

Broken mouse...

And sudden messages from clients)


LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:11
Russian to English
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The greatest one— May 18, 2015

That the company (in the case of outsourcers) will not be able to tell the quality of your superb translation, trying to compare it against some questionable translation memories they have. Too short deadlines and lack of understanding how long things take and what obstacles may be on the way. That the company will not pay, or that you will have to waste time trying to sue them, although this has happened only twice in my life.


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