notapoet47 (notapoet47) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Work related requests

Hello!

So, I work two jobs where about half the customers do not speak English. I've been relying on hand gestures, but I feel like a mime. I was wondering if I'd be able to get some help with phrases that I have to say a lot?

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All bags and purses must be checked (as in checked in) For this one, it's be helpful to have the written version in the respective language, so I can make a sign.
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We don't have that language, sorry!

I realize those are a weird assortment of phrases. Any language is helpful, but Mandarin, French, Russian, Persian, Hebrew, German, and Korean would be especially helpful.
Tags: howdoyousay, translation request
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  • I guess basic is too basic.

    You have to love how slang evolves. In my day, insulting someone was dissing someone from the word disrespect. Now it is throwing shade, especially…

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    Here's an article about Australian slang words, tacked onto a story about an ex-pat USA citizen grappling with what looks & sounds to be the base…

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