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My dd is doing a poster for foreign languages week. The theme is "We're connected...now communicate." She's going to have people speaking in different languages. In each pair, one will say

"We're connected..." and the other will say "now communicate."


Naturally, there's no way I can go online and get a good translation to get the gist of what is being said. Could any of you give me a good translation in any language that you are fluent in? Ideally it would be great to have it in at least one or two other languages that don't use the same alphabet, so if that's the case, can you give me what I need to get it translated correctly online? Arabic and/or Asian languages, Greek & Russian are some of the other alphabet (or non alphabet ways of writing) eg's. Her original idea had 20 people with 10 pairs, but she can do fewer people.


Ideally I'd like this from a native speaker or someone who is really fluent in the idiomatic ways of saying things if necessary. I can certainly put this into bad German, for eg, but I know that you can't just translate connected into any language and always get the same essence.

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Does she want to include American Sign Language?


If so, the signs would be CONNECT/RELATIONSHIP directionally between the two things/people that are connected; then the other person would sign COMMUNICATE also directionally between the two.


You can see the signs here: ASL Pro


Since it is for a poster, she could have a photo maybe?

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If you want Auslan,


Search this site http://www.signplanet.net for "communicate" and use the bottom picture. It's the same sign as ASL, but you can print it.


You can use the top picture there for "we're connected" if you remove the arrows they have in the picture and draw another to indicate moving in a circle. If you search the same site for "all" you'll find the right kind of arrow :p



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Thanks for the ideas. I think that Auslan & ASL are going to be a bit difficult since dd is drawing the people by hand & it has to be visible from 6 feet, but I'll ask her about that.


Laura, so far I haven't heard anything about Mandarin Chinese, so whatever you have will work. There are very, very few people here who speak any kind of Chinese, so it would be okay in this instance. This is for a poster, so would this give me the characters?

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