International Translation Day 2018

Join ProZ.com/TV for a FREE event September 25-26th celebrating International Translation Day! 50+ hours of content, Chat, Live Q&A & more. Join 1,000's of linguists from around the globe as ProZ.com/TV celebrates International Translation Day.

Click for Full Participation

Poll: Have you ever lived in a country the language of which you do not use for translation?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff

ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 04:19
SITE STAFF
Aug 20, 2017

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you ever lived in a country the language of which you do not use for translation?".

View the poll results »



 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:19
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
No Aug 20, 2017

Outside the US, I have only actually lived in Mexico. I spoke Spanish except at home, where I spoke Portuguese with my husband. Found myself forgetting English.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 12:19
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Yes Aug 20, 2017

I lived in Belgium for 30 years (1986-2016), besides French (language I used everyday), German and Flemish are also national official languages. I do regret not having the time to learn at least one of them...

 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:19
Member (2000)
Russian to English
+ ...
Yes. Aug 20, 2017

I lived in Sweden for about six months in 1973. I found my knowledge of German enabled me to get the gist of newspaper articles. I learned very little Swedish. I could never understand anything said to me in Swedish, though I could make myself understood using the few words I knew. Fortunately most Swedes speak English.
I spent over two years in Hong Kong in the early fifties, but that was in the RAF, so in an English-speaking community. I can count from one to ten in Chinese, but know hardly anything apart from that. But for over-persistent beggars and people trying to sell something, I learned a rude way of telling them to go away in Chinese.


 

Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:19
English to Spanish
+ ...
Portugal Aug 20, 2017

I spent 3 months in Aveiro (2016) and 3 months in Lisbon (2017) to attend first and second semester classes for my PhD program. I can speak fluent basic Portuguese now... and I hope not to lose it.

 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 13:19
Member (2012)
English to Danish
+ ...
Yes Aug 20, 2017

I lived for 2 years in Germany and speak quite good German.
I also lived for 11 years in France and speak French, but not perfectly, (we spoke English at home and I was an English teacher).

I rarely use German or French professionally, but they are nice to know and sometimes come in handy.


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Jared Tabor[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Poll: Have you ever lived in a country the language of which you do not use for translation?

Advanced search






SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »
Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search