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Pampered Chef: Question for Spanish speaker!

  1. dkitten13

    dkitten13 Member

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    I have some mini-catalogs in Spanish that I want to bring to my son's daycare in a very Spanish speaking town. However, on my label I would like to put the phrase "No hablo español". would that be the right way to say I don't speak Spanish?

    Thanks!
     
    Apr 30, 2009
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  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I think that is right, however, it might be a little confusing for them to get a catalog and on your label it basically says, I can't talk to you. I hope that makes sense.

    Is there someone at the school that can do the translation for you? Maybe a director/teacher?
     
  3. jross93

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    No hablo espanol is correct for saying that you don't speak spanish

    along with the cattys, are you leaving directions in spanish on how to order on-line (that way you don't need to worry about speaking directly with them?
    Jen
     
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  4. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Great idea. If you can not find a translator....I wouldn't mention you can not communicate with them. I would simply omit your phone number......set up your website to have a spanish version as Jen mentioned.

    You can add, "Ordene 24/7 - mi sitio web personal www.pamperedchef.biz/XXXX" There's an accent above the "o' in "sitio"

    Basically it says...."Order 24/7 - my personal website ........"
     
  5. dkitten13

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    At the school there are several teachers/helpers that speak Spanish. Plus, I think the people who pick it up will speak English but might be impressed or have an easier time reading Spanish. If there are any people interested in anything I'm sure they'll ask and then I'll check my cluster for Spanish speakers to help!

    Thanks!
     
    May 1, 2009
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  6. TiffanyBarton

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    I am not sure I would put this on your catalogs either, however, if you do...

    The correct phrasing would be "No habla espanol"
    There is an A at the end, not an O. Good luck and have fun. Maybe this will be a great opportunity for you to sign a spanish speaking person to help with such a varied community!

    Happy Selling!!
     
  7. jross93

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    Why would it be habla, not hablo??
     
    May 1, 2009
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  8. chefpenny99

    chefpenny99 Member Gold Member

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    Granted, I haven't taken Spanish since college but here is a general explanation: in Spanish words are gender based - either male or female - habla ends in an a because its root word is female. (Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm remembering incorrectly!)
     
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  9. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Sounds about right....when being familiar or in speaking, we would say "hablo"....however, for business or more professional settings, we use "no habla espanol".......it always bugged me, but that tends to be the accepted form for business
     
  10. TiffanyBarton

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    Eeeeek! jross93, I must apologize. I had a momentary brain fart. The correct way to say "I do not speak spanish." Would be "Yo no hablo espanol." I am not entirely sure what I was thinking.

    And for anyone who needs that cleared up...
    Hablar is the root word for to speak however, it must be conjugated according to the subject. Since I (Yo) is the subject, the conjugation is hablo. It changes the ending. :O) Grrrr! Sorry about the confusion. (I have pregnant brain.)
     
  11. caraighan

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    Since we have some Spanish speakers on this thread... I was wondering if you had some flyers already made up in Spanish that you wouls share with me? I speak Spanish but I thought if someone had some already made up... well, you know... the work's already done!!! LOL

    Thanks!
     
    May 2, 2009
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  12. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I am slowly trying to translate some, but can't seem to find the time! :yuck:

    In the meantime, I've been using cc's spanish Únete a nosotros for recruiting. What were you looking for?
     
  13. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I was always told not to use the "familiar"............can anyone else weigh in? I was told for marketing and business purposes it is No Habla
     
  14. jross93

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    The "familiar" that I think you're thinking of is the you form. In Spanish there are 2 ways to say you - tu (accent on the u) and Usted (Ud.) You use tu when you're speaking informally with someone of if they're younger than you. Use Ud. when speaking formally. So, the hablar forms would be hablas (inf) and habla (formal). When speaking about yourself, there is no formal/informal - it is only the yo form which is hablo

    don't know if this helps or not!
    Jen
     
    May 3, 2009
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  15. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Hi Jen,

    I appreciate the time you took to help. I think I'm using the wrong word choice when I say the familiar....

    When you use "Hablo", you are referring to yourself...when you are referring to a business, an entity....it sadly goes to the masculine :)D)...hence transforming it to "habla".....I was instructed to use that form whenever it was a professional setting or print ad using the form "hablo" makes it casual and is only specific to yourself....the universal acceptance for general business purposes is "habla"........not sure if I'm explaining it correctly.....
     
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