Need help to write a short personal message in Russian
Thread poster: Nina Khmielnitzky

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:58
Member (2004)
English to French
May 17, 2006

Some very distant Russian relative asked me to be godmother to his child, but I have to decline. I would need help to write a short tactful reply.

Would anyone accept to help me?


P.S: you can write me directly at

[Edited at 2006-05-17 17:13]


Mikhail Kropotov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:58
Member (2005)
English to Russian
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IMHO May 17, 2006

Hi Nina,

The last time you needed help with this sort of thing (a thank you card translated into Russian), you posted a request in the forum and I helped you out with it. Turned out it was 60 odd words to translate, in a sensitive context, too.

Can you please tell me why you just don't post these things as jobs? I mean, that's what they are, aren't they? I think that would be the ethical thing to do.

To add to that, your post can be classified as a violation of the rules for Non-English forums.


Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:58
Member (2004)
English to French
Thanks May 17, 2006

I'll post it as a job.


Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:58
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English to Russian
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and it can be pro bono job May 17, 2006

Indeed, why not pro bono.. If rich non-profits can post pro bono assignment s from time to time, why not..
And every rule will be met.

Nina Khmielnitzky wrote:

I'll post it as a job.


Areknaz  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:58
Spanish to Russian
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The both thhings are available May 17, 2006

I think that the both things can be better and more aethic than ask for such a favour for the second time.


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