Calluna V. (callunav) wrote in linguaphiles,
Calluna V.

Machine or human translation, do you think?

I just received communication from a seller on e-bay. The seller is in China. That's all I know. I know China is a big place, but that's still all I know. My question about combined shipping rates got this response:

The HI, the dear friend, appreciate your E-mail, for having more
businesses with you in future, we can give you combined shipping
2-5 items.....................10% off on all shipping ang handling
6-9 items......................15% off on all shipping ang handling

more than 10 items.......30% off on all shipping ang handling
Have any problem, please contact us again.Thank you, nice day.

I'm just wondering if anyone is familiar enough with the language(s) in question to hazard a guess as to whether this was the writer's own not-quite-fluent English, or if this is likely to have been a machine translation? I imagine there's no way to know for sure, I'm just curious about your best guesses.

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