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    Would you be so kind to translate this lil letter please? :)

    hello

    i hope everyone is in a good mood today!

    you see i want to write to a very handsome russian man, i met a while ago, and i would like to send him an email, however im not sure if he speaks english that well. and i also don't trust google Translator. so if a russian native could do it, it would be great. in russian words plz! thank you

    So here it is:

    "Hello, how are you?

    Do you speak English? If not, i will try to speak in Russian
    My name is Sara, I hope you understand me and appreciate my effort to try to speak Russian. I’m just sending you this message because I want to tell you that I admire you very much and I would like to keep talking to you. i hope you accept my friend request."


    so thats it, also, how do i finish the email? should i say Sincerely? what do you say when you finish a letter in russia?

    thank you all btw, do you trust google translater?

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    im also new here at this forum

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    Hello!!!!

    "Hello, how are you?

    Do you speak English? If not, i will try to speak in Russian
    My name is Sara, I hope you understand me and appreciate my effort to try to speak Russian. I’m just sending you this message because I want to tell you that I admire you very much and I would like to keep talking to you. i hope you accept my friend request."

    Привет! Как у тебя дела?

    Ты говоришь по-английски? Если нет - я буду стараться говорить по-русски
    Меня зовут Сара, я надеюсь, что ты поймешь меня и оценишь мою попытку говорить по-русски. Я отправляю это сообщение только потому, что я хочу сказать: я восхищена тобой и хотела бы продолжать общаться с тобой. Надеюсь, ты примешь моё предложение дружбы.

    for finish = С нетерпение жду твоего ответа!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sararozaryo View Post
    do you trust google translater?
    I use this for correcting my mistakes when I write in English.. in generally = for correcting grammar.

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    thank you very much, if i say it like this is it wrong? i went to google translater


    Здравствуйте, как поживаете?

    Вы говорите по-английски? Если нет, то я постараюсь говорить на русском
    Меня зовут Сара, я надеюсь, вы меня поняли и оценили мои усилия, чтобы попытаться говорить на русском. Я просто посылаю Вам это сообщение, потому что я хочу вам сказать, что я восхищаюсь вами очень много, и я хотел бы продолжать говорить с вами. я надеюсь, что вы примите мое предложение дружбы.

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    thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by sararozaryo View Post
    thank you very much, if i say it like this is it wrong? i went to google translater


    Здравствуйте, как поживаете
    Sara, the Google translation is mostly correct, although perhaps too formal-sounding and a bit artificial, like a textbook. For example, it uses the polite/plural forms for "you" instead of the familiar/singular forms (similar to the difference between vous and tu in French). There's also a small grammar mistake in the last sentence (примите should be примете). However, your Russian friend would certainly understand the Google translation -- there aren't any huge errors.

    Regarding your question about whether to trust Google translator -- I'm a native English speaker, but I can speak and read Russian not too badly (although far from native fluency). I can also read simple Spanish sentences, and understand some basic points about Spanish grammar, but I can't speak Spanish at all, except for expressions like "buenos tardes" and "gracias". And I know absolutely nothing about Hungarian -- can't speak, can't read it, don't even know any words.

    So -- personally, I would trust Google Translate a lot for English/Russian translations (because my understanding of Russian grammar is generally very good)...

    ...trust it a little bit for English/Spanish (because I know little bit of Spanish grammar)...

    ...but not trust it at all for English/Hungarian.

    To put it another way, the more that you know about Language A and Language B, the more useful and trustworthy Google Translate is as a time-saving tool to help you when translating between A and B.

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    Also, I think that software translation (like Google Translate or Babelfish) can be compared with a modern electronic sewing machine.

    If someone gave you a couple meters of cloth, a packet of buttons, spools of thread, a measuring tape, scissors, and a sewing needle, would you know how to make a button-collar long-sleeve man's shirt by hand?

    If the answer is "yes", then with a sewing machine you could make the same shirt in a fraction of the time -- you could, perhaps, even make 3 or 5 or 10 shirts in the same time that it would take to produce 1 shirt with hand-sewing.

    But if you have absolutely no idea how to measure, cut, sew, and finish a shirt by hand, then the most modern and advanced of sewing machines will simply allow you to transform the nice fabric, thread, and buttons into A PILE OF SH!T more quickly and efficiently...

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    Thank you all, well i speak Portuguese (I’m a native from Portugal) Spanish( fluent) and English ( fluent) I’m learning German. i know basic Russian phrases like how are you ? Hello, I’m fine and you? where are you from? etc those little things, and i know some complements , but i only need Google for English to Russian and from Russian to English. of course I’m also trying to learn Russian, but that is a very difficult language, but I’m 20 years old so i have a lot of time to learn... and if him and i turn out to be good friends or more, i will have a motivation to keep learning

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    wow! Welcome to Russian!
    I like Spanish!
    But I know only one thing in Spanish = autoemocion

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    well Spanish is very similar to Portuguese, almost twins so every person in Portugal speaks Spanish as well. its like a bonus language btw what i use to correct my english is microsoft word, i just change the language to english, and if i write something wrong it tells me.

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    wow! Welcome to Russian!
    I like Spanish!
    But I know only one thing in Spanish = autoemocion

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