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Myrealana
08-19-2016, 11:05 PM
I have one sentence in Spanish in my novel. The POV character doesn't speak Spanish, and neither do I. I wanted to show one sentence in Spanish before proceeding with hand-waving for the rest of the scene (he rattled off something in Spanish...). What he's supposed to say is "Mama! Who is that? Are they here about Anna?"

What I got from Google translate was:
Mama! ¿Quién es este? ¿Está aquí sobre Anna?

Close?

MaeZe
08-20-2016, 12:37 AM
I have one sentence in Spanish in my novel. The POV character doesn't speak Spanish, and neither do I. I wanted to show one sentence in Spanish before proceeding with hand-waving for the rest of the scene (he rattled off something in Spanish...). What he's supposed to say is "Mama! Who is that? Are they here about Anna?"

What I got from Google translate was:
Mama! ¿Quién es este? ¿Está aquí sobre Anna?

Close?
Yes but if you are referring to a person it would more likely be ella (she) or el (he) rather than este (this/that). For 'they' it would be ¿Quiénes son ellos?


Disclaimer: I am not fluent. But I do know there are a couple idiosyncrasies between the two languages when it comes to humans and inanimate objects as well as between 'what' and 'which'.

blacbird
08-20-2016, 07:52 AM
PM Maxmordon.

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rugcat
08-20-2016, 09:22 AM
Shakysix has taught Spanish for years.