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 Post subject: translator
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:59 pm 
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Has anyone found a decent translation site from Papiamento to English on line? The ones that I have come across are no help at all.


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 Post subject: Re: translator
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:06 pm 
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Like to ask why?

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 Post subject: Re: translator
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:14 pm 
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I have yet to find a good online translator.
On issue seems to be that Aruba speak Papiamento while Bonaire and Curacao speak Papiamentu.
Almost like Spanish versus Portuguese.

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 Post subject: Re: translator
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:35 pm 
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I'm there a good portion of the year and I like to read the local newspapers. I did take a Papiamento class but my vocabulary is limited. I am in the US now, but my Papiamento dictionary is in Aruba.


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 Post subject: Re: translator
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:15 am 
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Alas, only know the ones in Dutch. Those are quite good, actually. Maybe you can check for an online dictionary?

Yes, Papiamento and Papiamentu differ, although not as much as Spanish and Portuguese. My dictionary is Papiamentu, but I can find most words that I want to translate. The writing is a bit different (like papiamento or papiamentu), but not so much that you can’t find the words.

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 Post subject: Re: translator
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Is this the same one: http://www.donamaro.nl/papiamentu/index.php

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 Post subject: Re: translator
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Yes, it doesn't seem to be very complete.


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