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Re: [teacherartexchange] frustration -- ESL student


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 31 2007 - 16:51:32 PDT

Aaaahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!! That's too funny!!!!!

Well, if I can't teach my Guatemalan kid, at least I can have fun
confusing the heck out of her. J/k.


On 8/31/07, Dulcius <> wrote:
> This is a little on a tangent, but we actually had quite a bit of fun using
> Freetranslation to translate something (such as a tv theme song) into
> another language (like German or Portugese), then highlighted the entire
> foriegn translation, pasted it in the "translate" box, and translated it
> back into English. The results were often QUITE funny! I got the idea to
> do this when I tried, about 10 years ago, to use Freetranslation to
> translate a letter I wrote in English into French to send to my French
> friend. I though she'd be impressed that I sent her a letter in French, but
> instead she was pretty confused and amused by the many incorrect/slightly
> "off" and funny mistranslations!! This may even have some educational
> application.. See below for one of these "cross-(mis)translations" for the
> Brady Bunch song...
> -Lydia in Toledo
> The Brady Bunch
> Here the history of a lady charming that raised three very charming girls.
> The all had hairs of now, as their mother; the youngest the one, in the
> buckles. Here the history of a man named Brady that was occupied with three
> boys of his possess. They were four men that live all body, but they were
> all only one. Until the day one when this lady met this friend, and they
> knew that it was a lot more than a premonition - than this group would form
> of a manner or of another a family. That is the manner became for us the
> Package of Brady!
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> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] frustration -- ESL student
> It is wonderful that you are looking for ways to really support this
> student. Jeff had a lot of great information. The on line translator sites
> have been really helpful for me. Handouts with the information/instructions
> written in BOTH languages and images imported for examples -like a picture
> of the media, etc. Just make sure you check by translating back into
> English before you use with the student. Somethings there are some big
> differences!
> creatively, Linda in Oregon
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