Sentences in foreign language?

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Sentences in foreign language?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:38 am

If I am quoting words of advice that someone gave to me in a different language, should I quote it in the language it was said and then write it again in English or just write it in English to begin with?

My Portuguese uncle gave me these words of advice "Aqui estão algumas palavras de conselho." Which in English means....

or

My My Portuguese uncle gave me these words of advice "Never give up on your dreams...."

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Re: Sentences in foreign language?

Postby q2w3e » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:05 am

"Aqui estão algumas palavras de conselho" does not exactly mean "Never give up on your dreams" in Portuguese. Anyway, on this case, I would just write it in english.

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Re: Sentences in foreign language?

Postby caitlinrw » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:If I am quoting words of advice that someone gave to me in a different language, should I quote it in the language it was said and then write it again in English or just write it in English to begin with?

My Portuguese uncle gave me these words of advice "Aqui estão algumas palavras de conselho." Which in English means....

or

My My Portuguese uncle gave me these words of advice "Never give up on your dreams...."


I would say it in the language and then translate for your audience.



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