Posts Tagged ‘English’

Would you check my letter written in English?

Question by mango: Would you check my letter written in English?
I wrote two letters with the same contents to the kid I sponsor.

One is written in my mother tongue and the other in English.
There are volunteers who translate letters, but they are not also professionals, so I did it by myself.
Would you check it?

———————–
I was really happy to receive the letter from you.
I got it on August 6th.
It took a long journey, didn’t it?
My letters are also going to be in your hand after several months.

I wonder who wrote the letter in English. It doesn’t seem to be written by an adult. Did you write it or ask someone to do it instead?

I got the report about your health. According to it, you are 111cm tall and 18kg. Is it right? I am a little worried if you regularly have a meal. Studying is good, but health is essential for your dream come true. Don’t skip your meal.

What is your favorite food?
I like “Kimchi” which is the seasoning cabbage. It is the representative food of Korea. It might taste a little hot to you.
Do you like fish? I like seafood such as shrimp. I also love Indian food like curry, tanduri chicken and nan (thin bread). But Indian food is very expensive in my country, so I eat it only on a special day. I’ve heard that Nepal food is similar to Indian and Chinese food. I like Chinese food, too.

Your painting is really great. My husband was moved at your letter decorated with your painting. In fact, I was unhappy with some troubles, and then I got your letter, so I became happy. You gave me a big gift. Thank you.

Answering to your question in your letter, I used to write about the movies and entertainment industry because I worked for the movie magazine company. After quitting it, I usually write fairy tales for my niece who is at your age. I want to publish them in the future, but I am not sure if it is possible. Writing novels has been my hobby since I was 8 years old. My niece also likes writing, so she wrote the fairy tale about the friendship between a girl and a magical horse which can fly. She made it into a book. I don’t have the book, but I have the copy of it. If you can read English, I’ll send it to you.

By the way, there seems to be some misunderstanding. ^_^ (This is a smile mark.)
I didn’t do three jobs at the same time – a teacher, nurse and journalist.
After college graduation, I worked as a journalist for one year, and I went back to the school to major nursing to immigrate to the U.S. because nurses are easier to get a job and settle in the U.S. comparing to the other people.
However, the plan was changed with some reasons, so I am still in Korea. I don’t think that I’ll move to the U.S. in the near future.
I worked as a nurse for a while, and after quitting it, I taught students also for a while.

The summer of Korea is also hot. I guess it is hotter than in Nepal. The daytime high is about 32-35 degrees and the humidity is 75-85%. Yes, it is suffocating heat.

Oh, may I ask you something? How many students are there in your classroom? Who is your best friend? Friendship is one of the best things you can have in school.
Is your favorite subject math? I also liked math when I was a student. Math is beautiful even though some students hate it. ^_^

I read that your dream is to be a soldier. May I ask why you want it?
I’ve heard that a soldier is the most popular job in Nepal, but I think you have your own reason.

I asked you so many things. ^_^
Take care. If you have any wonders, ask me whatever it is.
I wish the best luck with you.
Say my regards to your family.

Best answer:

Answer by crazyhorseavi
I was really happy to receive your letter. I got it on August 6th. It took a long journey, didn’t it? My letters are also going to be in your hand after several months.

I wonder who wrote the letter in English. It doesn’t seem to be written by an adult. Did you write it or did you ask someone to do it instead?

I got the report about your health. According to it, you are 111 cm tall and weigh 18 kg. Is the report correct? I am a little worried about whether you have regular meals. Studying is good, but health is essential for your dreams to come true. Don’t skip your meals.

What is your favorite food? I like “Kimchi”, which is seasoned cabbage. It is the national food of Korea. It might taste a little hot to you.

Do you like fish? I like seafood such as shrimp. I also love Indian food like curry, tanduri chicken and nan (thin bread). But Indian food is very expensive in my country, so I eat it only on special days. I’ve heard that Nepalese food is similar to Indian and Chinese food. I like Chinese food, too.

Your painting is really great. My husband was moved at your letter, decorated with your painting. In fact, I was unhappy because of some troubles, and then I got your letter, so I became happy. You gave me a big gift. Thank you.

In answer to your question in your letter, I used to write about the movie and entertainment industry because I worked for a movie magazine company. Now that I have quit that job, I often write fairy tales for my niece, who is your age. I want to publish them in the future, but I am not sure if it is possible. Writing novels has been my hobby since I was 8 years old. My niece also likes writing, so she wrote a fairy tale about the friendship between a girl and a magical horse which can fly. She made it into a book. I don’t have the book, but I have a copy of it. If you can read English, I’ll send it to you.

By the way, there seems to be some misunderstanding. ^_^ (This is a smile mark.)
I didn’t work three jobs at the same time – teacher, nurse and journalist. After college graduation, I worked as a journalist for one year, and I went back to the school to major in nursing to immigrate to the U.S., because nurses find it easier to get a job and settle in the U.S. compared to other countries.
However, the plan was changed, for various reasons, so I am still in Korea. I don’t think that I’ll move to the U.S. in the near future.
I worked as a nurse for a while, and after quitting that job, I taught students for a while.

The summer of Korea is also hot. I guess it is hotter than in Nepal. The daytime high is about 32-35 degrees and the humidity is 75-85%. Yes, it is suffocating heat.

Oh, may I ask you something? How many students are there in your classroom? Who is your best friend? Friendship is one of the best things you can have in school.
Is your favorite subject math? I also liked math when I was a student. Math is beautiful even though some students hate it. ^_^

I read that your dream is to be a soldier. May I ask why you want that?
I’ve heard that a soldier is the most popular job in Nepal, but I think you have your own reasons.

I asked you so many things. ^_^
Take care. If you have any questions, ask me, whatever they are.
I wish you the best of luck.
Give my regards to your family.

Add your own answer in the comments!

I need to translate English story…Help me!?

Question by Mariane Palomo: I need to translate English story…Help me!?
Title:The legend of he sampaloc lake.
Author:(who knows?)
Story:Once upon a time,
there live a well-to-do but childless couple. They own a garden that is filled with sweet tamarinds (sampaloc) which became famous all over the island and beyond. In order to make sure that no one would enter their yard and steal their tamarind, the couple built a fence around the yard and placed a watchdog to guard it.

Testing the hospitality of the couple, a fairy disguised as a poor old woman, went to the couple and begged for some tamarind to relieve her hunger. The couple did not even looked at the old woman and instead of yielding to her appeal, they became very angry and drove her away by letting the ferocious dog loose. The old woman was badly hurt.

Before she turned away from the couple, she touched the tamarind tree and said, “You shall be punished for your selfishness.” Then she slowly went away.

The sky suddenly became overcast even before the old lady was out of sight. A terrible storm broke out and heavy rains fell through the night.

The next morning, the couple went through their usual routine. Instead of tall green tamarind trees, the couple was startled to see a vast expanse of water. Unconvinced of what happened, they went forward to the bank of the lake and saw through the transparent water the tamarind trees still rooted to the sunken ground.

From that day on, the place became known as “Sampaloc Lake,” (sampaloc being the Filipino term for tamarind). Nowadays, the shoreline of Sampaloc Lake is surrounded with floating restaurants that serves Filipino and Chinese cuisines with cottages built on bamboo stilts. The lake is abundant with different species like tilapia, bangus (milk fish), carp and shrimps.

Question:
1.Translate the story to Spanish.(answer this question)
2.Who created the story?(you can don’t answer this question)
Please and Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by Addictive
Sorry, I don’t know who wrote the story, but to help you, i am here…

Translation of this story from English >> Spanish–

Érase una vez,
vive bien, pero al hacer pareja sin hijos. Son dueños de un jardín que está lleno de dulces tamarindos (sampaloc), que se hizo famoso en toda la isla y fuera de ella. Con el fin de asegurarse de que nadie entrar en su jardín y robar su tamarindo, la pareja construyó una valla alrededor del patio y un puesto de vigilancia para proteger la misma.

Prueba de la hospitalidad de la pareja, un hada disfrazada de una pobre anciana, fue a la pareja y suplicó para algunos tamarindo para aliviar su hambre. La pareja ni siquiera miró a la anciana y en lugar de ceder a su recurso de casación, se hicieron muy enojado y llevó lejos por dejar que el feroz perro suelto. La vieja estaba mal herido.

Antes de que ella se apartó de la pareja, ella tocó el tamarindo árbol y dijo: “Usted debe ser castigado por su egoísmo.” Luego, lentamente se fue.

De repente se convirtió en el cielo nublado, incluso antes de que la anciana estaba fuera de la vista. Una terrible tormenta estalló y las fuertes lluvias cayeron durante la noche.

A la mañana siguiente, la pareja fue a través de su rutina habitual. Verde en lugar de altos árboles de tamarindo, el joven comenzó a ver una gran extensión de agua. Convencido de lo que ocurrió, que se adelantó a la orilla del lago y vio a través del agua transparente, el tamarindo árboles todavía hundido sus raíces en la tierra.

Desde ese día, el lugar fue conocido como “Lago Sampaloc”, (siendo el filipino sampaloc plazo de tamarindo). Hoy en día, la costa del lago está rodeado Sampaloc flotante con restaurantes que sirven cocina china y filipino con cabañas construidas sobre pilotes de bambú. El lago es abundante, con diferentes especies como la tilapia, Bangus (pez de leche), la carpa y el camarón.

Hope It helps!!

Add your own answer in the comments!