Help! Where to get a letter translated from English to Spanish?

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  1. kazzie

    kazzie <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/sponsors/s

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    I am staying in a hotel in Spain at the end of August. I have an important couple of requests to make of them,most importantly to book one room as a late check out room (this was offered to pre-book with all the tour operators except the one I booked with).I have e-mailed twice and not received a reply,so I phoned them.Someone who spoke very good English said I should fax my letter as they're having problems with thier e-mail.This I've done twice and still heard nothing back.

    I figured it might get a response if my letter was in Spanish ;) .When I did a search on the internet,there are either software you need to buy to do this or a company that will charge to translate the letter for me they are based in Miami!.I e-mailed the letter to them,thinking I might go up to $15 when I received the quote it was for........$273!!

    Does anyone have any advice/information on this please?

    Much appreciated:D
     
  2. Hilary

    Hilary There's always something new to learn!

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    Try babel fish. It's an amazing programme, but I've no idea whether it's accurate!

    babel fish
     
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  5. Goofyish

    Goofyish DIS Veteran

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    Have you posted on the US community boards - I'm sure there are quite a few Spanish speaking Americans on the boards who could help you.
     
  6. kazzie

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    Many thanks to you all.

    I will look in to all of those ideas:)
     
  7. Hamther

    Hamther Earning My Ears

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    YOu can also try this one Karen:

    http://www.alis.com:8080/cgi-bin/transdemo.pl

    If you type your text in English into the text box (or cut and paste your doc into it) then select English to Spanish - !AllĂ­ usted lo tiene! (there you have it!)

    It works brilliantly and it is Absolutamente gratis!

    Cheers

    Jackie
     
  8. kazzie

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    I have translated my letter on the above sites.Two use the same software so I have two translations.They are hilariosly very different!
    I will fax them both and between the two translations hopefully they will get the 'gist' of my requests!

    I know it was presumptious to send a letter to Spain in English and expect a reply but I 'phoned them and they spoke English and said it would be fine.

    So fingers crossed that a letter in their native tongue will prompt a response!

    PS....Hi Jackie I haven't 'seen' you for a long time:)
     
  9. BONZO

    BONZO <font color=660066>Has been known to go off topic!

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    Karen,

    I have a student from Spain here in the office, soif you want to fax or mail it over, I'll get it translated for you.
     
  10. kazzie

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    Shaun,
    That would be brilliant.I faxed off the letters I have and still no reply:confused:

    Would you PM me your fax no and could I fax it over tomorrow?

    Thanks awfully:D
     
  11. BONZO

    BONZO <font color=660066>Has been known to go off topic!

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    PM on its way!
     
  12. kazzie

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    Shaun,
    You're a *:D

    I have used some BS in the letter to try to get what I want!

    Tell your colleague to feel free to re-word any bits he thinks neccessary;)

    Many Thanks
    Kaz xx
     
  13. BONZO

    BONZO <font color=660066>Has been known to go off topic!

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    Kazzie,

    My man is in the case!

    I'll keep you posted by PM.
     

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