I joined this community because I have a goal. It's a weird goal, to be sure, but one that I very much want to see through to completion.
I am a native English speaker (learning French, but have no other languages under my belt yet). In 2001 I was in Europe and, on the train from Italy to France I decided in a feverish haze to learn, with the aid of a dictionary and a semi-fluent friend, to learn to say the following phrase in French:
"Don't touch me! My hair is poisonous!"
Later, after returning to the States, another friend showed me how to say it in ASL (American Sign Language). Over the years, I have casually been told and forgotten how to say it in a couple other languages as well.
I decided recently that I want to learn how to say it at least 25 different languages, my native English not included.
So, I have two under my belt and need a minimum of 23 more to reach my goal.
Sure, I could just use babelfish, but it is not as reliable as asking a human being.
Anyway, I made a community for my project:
If anyone wants to go there and join/post a translation, that would be great. If anyone wants to reply with one here, that would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and, again, if promoting another community is not acceptable, I apologize now and will remove that ASAP.
Have a great day!