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    Yeah, the German version is much better this time. (Didn't know you were a native German speaker, nvoigt.)

    An error that the writers of the program shouldn't have made is the wrong association of "so much" in this part:
    they can help me so much to reach my goal.
    In the German translation, the "so much" got associated with "reach my goal" instead of "can help me", which shouldn't happen, IMO.
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    What is the name of this plug-in?
    Power Translator by LEC.

    Nouns have a gender in German.
    Like Arabic. But German also has Neutrals, correct?
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    Nouns have a gender in German. Yes, that's totally unneccessary, but it adds some fun for us and endless pain for those who want to learn it. A "translation" is female for example.
    Oh, so that's why I had so much trouble trying to learn German.

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    Nouns have a gender in German. Yes, that's totally unneccessary, but it adds some fun for us and endless pain for those who want to learn it. A "translation" is female for example.
    I believe French does aswell.
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    German has three genders, French only two.
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    Italic languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French) have two genders. Germanic based languages are harder. If I remember from my high school days, Germanic languages (which include German and English) are, of the language families, the ones that differ more between themselves. German with 3 genders, English with 1, and probably other languages with 2. Although they differ in many other aspects too.
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    It doesn't help that "works correct or not" should be "works correctly or not." What happens to the translations if you fix this?
    There are 10 types of people in this world, those who cringed when reading the beginning of this sentence and those who salivated to how superior they are for understanding something as simple as binary.

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    If anyone cares, Irish (the language), nouns are genderised too, but most of them are masculine, and nobody knows the feminine ones, nobody being me, and the gender would/should change the whole sentence, so I was never all that great at writing Irish essays for exams in school. My teacher wanted me to learn off a set of about 20 common feminine ones, but ... well ... I said 'no thanks'.

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    is there a polish version? i could help with that one..hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    is there a polish version? i could help with that one..hehe
    I think the whole of Europe could!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    I think the whole of Europe could!!

    so, what are you trying to say boy?

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    He was being veeeery mean
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    so, what are you trying to say boy?
    I spoke rashly, and freely sir. In hindsight, it was ingenuous of me to speak like so, but the facts stay as they are. There are lots of them, so we might as well learn their language.


    >> He was being veeeery mean
    Mean, no, at least not intentionally, blunt, yes.


    >> i could help with that one..hehe
    I misread that initially. I thought you said you could do with one. Hmmm, you Polish?

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    yes I am. Problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    yes I am. Problems?
    None whatsoever! I worked with lots of them this summer, they were much less annoying than the Scottish ones, who were very ... forthright .. for lack of a better word. I always thought you were american.

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