Foreign Phrase Book

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I wonder if members could get together and produce a 'Motorhome' phrase book.

    I always struggle when we want to know where to empty the toilet etc..

    Thoughts

    ShiftZZ
     
  2. hilldweller

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    It's OK asking but they always seem to answer in a different language.
     
  3. Wildman

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    We have members who can help, French Yodeli, Dutch and German, Onderweg, Spanish, Momo, many others for Italian Portugese, greek, turkish etc so for a starting point what questions and answers do you all require. I would be happy to compile and edit it. ( I would need help to find fonts containing the appropriate accents etc. So lets get the thing rolling with your requirements I will then lay out a form and get them translated and compile a book so add your specific needs below. And if country specific please make a note of the countries it would apply to.

    left, right, straight ahead, behind, over, under, around, carry on for (X)km
    yes, no, thank you.
    can you help me please
     
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    Sounds a great idea
     
  5. Belgian

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    Babel ????

    Count me in Wildman, great idea and happy to help :thumb:
    I can translate from and into Dutch, French, German, and can (more or less) translate Danish, Norwegian and Swedish into English.
     
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    Never mind the europeans....

    What about a "Credit Crunch" version: for us who no longer have the will to bite the euro bullet. :thumb:
    Black Country to English
    Liverpudlian to Welsh
    Glaswegian to Cockney
    Caravan Club Wardeneze to Camping and Caravan Club Wardeneze
    Cornish Walking Pub Miles to English Walking Pub Miles:Rofl1:

    any takers?
     
  7. Onderweg

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    You can count us in as well, of course Dutch, we will leave the French to Yodeli :BigGrin:

    Belgian, Ineke also speaks (more or less) German, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish so if we combine strenghts the outcome can be even better :thumb:

    Only one remark, i guess it will be hard to implement the pronunciation, any thoughs ?

    Paul en Ineke
     
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    Whilst lots people offering help are coming forward, it seems no one actually wants to add to the list of words phrases wanted so maybe you all speak several languages anyway, am I wasting my time.
     
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    with the exception of france most of europe speak good english I think they must teach it in schools as standard.
     
  10. ShiftZZ

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    Since I started this, here is my starting wish list.

    Where can I empty my toilet?
    Where can I empty my grey water?
    Do you have electric hook up?
    Is there a weight restriction?
    Is there any height restrictions?
    Are there any restrictions for motor home?
    Can I stay here overnight?
    Is it safe to wild camp here?
    Where can I get some water for my motor home?
    I am lost am trying to find...........?
    Is there a motor home dealer/repairer near here?
    My wife is having withdrawal symptoms from chocolate is there a chocolate shop anywhere near?
     
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    ...... very good questions , very usefull ....but .... will you manage with all the possible answers :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::BigGrin::BigGrin:, i think you'll have to add 2 or 3 possible answers except for the "Yes or No" questions

    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile::BigGrin::Wink:
     
  12. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Hi Frankie.

    Hope you are well, how about just the chocolate question? LOL

    I know what you mean, but a man has to start somewhere, I have given up using " Ou est dump le pooh pooh":Rofl1:
     
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    it seem to me that you forget THE key issue : where can we taste some wine ?:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Ok then let's start with the chocolate one:Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Ma femme est en manque de chocolat: y-a-t-il un chocolatier dans le coin?:Wink:


    And about the "où est dump le pooh pooh" sounding half english half french:RollEyes: i would make it simple: Pour vider les toilettes S'il Vous Plait? same for grey water: "pour vider les eaux usées S.V.P.?


    BTW : Do you want it translated straight away or do you want the list to be completed first?


    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    OK shiftZZ here we go for dutch:
    Where can I empty my toilet? Waar kan ik mijn toilet ledigen ?
    Where can I empty my grey water? Waar kan ik mijn grijs water lozen ? (without 'grijs' it means' where could I ****' ? :Eeek:
    Do you have electric hook up? Hebt U een electrische aansluiting ?
    Is there a weight restriction? Is er een gewichtsbeperking ?
    Is there any height restrictions? Is er een hoogtebeperking ?
    Are there any restrictions for motor home? Zijn er beperkingen voor een motorhome (in Flanders)/ camper (Holland)
    Is it safe to wild camp here? Is het veilig hier wild te staan ?
    Where can I get some water for my motor home? Waar kan ik water vinden ?
    I am lost am trying to find...........? Ik ben verloren gereden en tracht ..... te vinden
    Is there a motor home dealer/repairer near here? Is er een motorhome dealer/hersteller dicht bij ?
    My wife is having withdrawal symptoms from chocolate is there a chocolate shop anywhere ? Go to Belgium :Rofl1:
    (Now I want to be a fly, to hear an Englishman pronounce that in Dutch :Eeek: sorry :Rofl1::Rofl1: )
     
  16. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Mr Belgium, even harder for a Welshman!! :cry:
    Frankie, I suspect that someone may well add some more and compile a list...

    Diolch yn fawr iawn...
     
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    I was qoing to compile a list of questions and then sak for translations in each language before printing and laminating the sheets then binding in a book.
     

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