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Spanish speakers? Spanish translators?
« on: November 15, 2010, 06:52:40 pm »
Are any of you either native Spanish speakers, Spanish translators, or both?
I've been asked by a committee (totally unrelated to con) to translate its minutes.
Often, they use words or acronyms that, quite frankly, didn't exist when I was taking Spanish in Junior High (example: GPS). So I try my best to either translate what the acronym would spell out to, and/or, to actually explain the item (or group title) to which the acronym refers.

Is this the right approach? What would be a better approach? What do you do when you have to translate something that you barely understand how it works in English?

Are there any online dictionaries or offline dictionaries you recommend?

Thank you!

Ellen. 2003: Fanfic panelist & contest judge.
2004: Beta Station Coord. 2005: Fan Creation Station Coord.;pre-event assistant to the con chair.2006: Fanfic Mgr/C.S. Coord.
2007, 8, 9, 10: Fan Creation Manager. 2011: Writing & Editing Coord (Publicity).