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#1 flygirl

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    Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:45 AM

    So I'm making bookmarks with english to spanish phrases for my oot bags and i got the translation from google translator, but could someone who actually speaks spanish please double check for me that the translation is correct. I'd hate to have my guests try and use the phrases and have them end up saying "my monkey eats cheese" or something ridiculous like that.
    TIA

    What time is it?
    Cu¡l es el tiempo?

    Where is the bathroom?
    Donde est¡ el cuarto de ba±o?

    Can I order food?
    ¿Puedo pedir el alimento?

    May I see a menu?
    Puedo ver un menº

    When does the bar open?
    ¿cu¡ndo la barra se abre?

    May I have a margarita?
    Puedo tener un margarita?

    Two more tequilas please
    Dos m¡s tequilas por favor

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    #2 angitalia23

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      Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:47 AM

      Im in my fourth week of spanish lessons...i may just steal your bookmark as a cheat sheet....very cute!!! Sorry im not going to be too good at the proofreading im a beginner! They look great though!
      Anthony & Angela
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      #3 PaulaV

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        Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:53 AM

        I am a native Spanish speaker, I would not quite say it like that:

        What time is it?
        ¿Qu© hora es?

        Where is the bathroom?
        ¿D³nde est¡ el ba±o?

        May I order food?
        ¿Puedo ordenar comida ?

        May I see a menu?
        ¿Me permite un menu?

        When does the bar open?
        ¿ A qu© hora abre el bar?

        One margarita please?
        Una margarita por favor

        Two more tequilas please
        Dos tequilas m¡s por favor

        #4 yamille

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          Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:06 PM

          I fully agree with Paula V. I am also a Spanish speaker and the google translation is a little literal. Your guests would definately get by with it but it may be slightly awkward. GO with Paula V's suggestions they are correct.
          That's a cute idea!

          #5 DreaW

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            Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:06 PM

            I'll help you with what I can :)....my corrections in red:

            What time is it?
            Cu¡l es el tiempo?
            Que hora es?

            Where is the bathroom?
            Donde est¡ el cuarto de ba±o?
            Donde esta (with accent) el bano? (with squiggle over n)

            Can I order food?
            ¿Puedo pedir el alimento?
            Puedo pedir comida?

            May I see a menu?
            Puedo ver un menº?
            Perfect :)

            When does the bar open?
            ¿cu¡ndo la barra se abre?
            Cunado (with accent) abre el bar

            May I have a margarita?
            Puedo tener una margarita?

            Two more tequilas please
            Dos m¡s tequilas por favor
            perfect :)

            #6 Jenn3878

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              Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:11 PM

              Great idea! They look really good!

              #7 flygirl

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                Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:52 PM

                Thank you PaulaV and DreaW! You guys are the best

                #8 Maura

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                Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:59 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by PaulaV
                I am a native Spanish speaker, I would not quite say it like that:

                What time is it?
                ¿Qu© hora es?

                Where is the bathroom?
                ¿D³nde est¡ el ba±o?

                May I order food?
                ¿Puedo ordenar comida ?

                May I see a menu?
                ¿Me permite un menu?

                When does the bar open?
                ¿ A qu© hora abre el bar?

                One margarita please?
                Una margarita por favor

                Two more tequilas please
                Dos tequilas m¡s por favor

                i 100% agree with all the corrections paula gave you.

                also, FYI to people, NEVER use the online translators expecting them to give you correct results. they translate based on a word-for-word algorithm, so they are almost never gramatically correct because the word order in spanish is not the same in english.




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