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Poll: Do you browse ProZ.com in your native language?
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Jan 17, 2013

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Yes Jan 17, 2013

Because it's the language I translate it into. However, I have also posted kudoz queries or suggested answers in other languages and find it useful and entertaining to be able to do so.

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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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No Jan 17, 2013

I never browse a site in a "translated language" if I can (read I understand) the orginal.

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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Ditto. Jan 17, 2013

Angie Garbarino wrote:

I never browse a site in a "translated language" if I can (read I understand) the orginal.


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Marta Brambilla  Identity Verified
Switzerland
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German to Italian
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Agree Jan 17, 2013

Actually, I have no idea if proz.com is available in my native language ... but I never thought to look for the answer.
Agree with Nicole and Angie, the site is in English, I understand English ... where is the problem?


Have a nice day you all,
Marta B.


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Ambrose Li  Identity Verified
Canada
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This gets us into the question of… Jan 17, 2013

“What is a native language?” :-/

Which in this context is actually very relevant and illustrates very well the folly of treating my “native language” as a single, unified language. It is not. In fact if I had to browse ProZ in some language other than English I would rather browse it in French than in my “native language” -_-

[Edited at 2013-01-17 09:12 GMT]


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Jana Kinská  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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English to Czech
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No Jan 17, 2013

Angie Garbarino wrote:

I never browse a site in a "translated language" if I can (read I understand) the orginal.


Same here.

It actually took me some time to find out how to switch to my native language...


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Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Ditto! Jan 17, 2013

Angie Garbarino wrote:

I never browse a site in a "translated language" if I can (read I understand) the orginal.


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Noni Gilbert
Spain
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I think I always have Jan 17, 2013

But I can't guarantee that I haven't browsed on some occasion in the main language I translate from. I can't say that I would necessarily notice (I have a number of free e-mail accounts, some in Spanish and some in English, and it is only because my husband pointed this out that I realised).

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Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
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yes but Jan 17, 2013

.... but only because it's already in my native language (English).

So most of the "Yes" replies are no doubt from native English speakers and the percentage will rise when those in North America log in.

I agree with those who say they prefer to read a site in its original language, wherever possible.


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Alexandranow  Identity Verified
Romania
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no Jan 17, 2013

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you browse ProZ.com in your native language?".

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I do not know if my native language is available...


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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No Jan 17, 2013

Angie Garbarino wrote:

I never browse a site in a "translated language" if I can (read I understand) the orginal.


And another "agree" for the most quoted answer to this poll.


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Tatty  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:27
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Language of the country I live in Jan 17, 2013

I have it set to Spanish, I believe. I say that because half of it appears in English anyway. What's wrong with reading translations...

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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Hebrew to English
Except it hasn't.... Jan 17, 2013

Ambrose Li wrote:

This gets us into the question of…“What is a native language?” :-/


Funny that.

___________________________________________________________________________

To answer the question: Yes, English.


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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
Indonesia
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English to Indonesian
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Traduttore, traditore Jan 17, 2013

That's why I prefer browsing in the original language to in my native language.

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