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Kevin Bourrillion
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does anything like the following exist? I'm looking for a list of the most common phrases that you tend to want to say while gaming on-line and good *idiomatic* (not overly formal, not machine-translated) translations of each of these in English, French, German, and whatever the most popular other languages are.

phrases such as:

* Hello from (location). Where are you?
* What language do you prefer?
* I'm sorry that I only understand (language(s)).
* Should we start now?
* How many players should we wait for?
* Good play!
* Ouch. I'm finished now.
* RA! RA! RA! (oh wait. needs no translation)
* (name), are you there?
* I'm sorry, please hold on, I'll be right back.
* I'm sorry, I need to think for a second.
* No problem, take your time.
* Do you want to play again?
* I have to go. Thanks for the game(s)!

basically I would work on trying to memorize these so that I could converse more naturally with my esteemed opponents.

Anything like this out there, or is it something we can create on BGG wiki?

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* Hello from (location). Where are you?
Hallo aus (location). Woher kommst Du?
* What language do you prefer?
Welche Sprache bevorzugst Du?
* I'm sorry that I only understand (language(s)).
Entschuldige, dass ich nur (Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch) verstehe.
* Should we start now?
Sollen wir jetzt anfangen?
* How many players should we wait for?
Auf wie viele Spieler sollten wir warten?
* Good play!
Gutes Spiel! Viel Spaß!
* Ouch. I'm finished now.
Autsch. Ich bin jetzt fertig.
* RA! RA! RA! (oh wait. needs no translation)
* (name), are you there?
(Name), bist Du da?
* I'm sorry, please hold on, I'll be right back.
Entschuldigung, einen Moment, ich bin gleich zurück.
* I'm sorry, I need to think for a second.
Entschuldigung, ich muss einen Moment nachdenken.
* No problem, take your time.
Kein Problem. Nimm Dir Zeit.
* Do you want to play again?
Möchtest Du nochmal spielen? or Noch eine Partie? or simply Nochmal?
* I have to go. Thanks for the game(s)!
Ich muss weg. Danke für das Spiel (die Spiele)!
 
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Kevin Bourrillion
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thanks!

I was thinking about asking for more slimmed down "colloquial" versions of the phrases that would better match what actual German speakers would really say in real life... but then I realized... maybe there are some people who only speak Finnish or something but know German a little bit, and if I pasted in the properly grammatical phrases they could probably read that more easily.

I dunno. I just want to be courteous to people regardless of their mother tongue and I want to be able to actually interact semi-quasi-socially and have the language barrier not always be a deal-killer. Wouldn't that be nice?

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Dave Dubin
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Lexi wrote:
* Hello from (location). Where are you?
Hallo aus (location). Woher kommst Du?
* What language do you prefer?
Welche Sprache bevorzugst Du?


Wir können ruhig duzen? Die Lehrerin hat Vorsicht empfohlen.

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ddubin wrote:


Wir können ruhig duzen?


Yes.

ddubin wrote:

Die Lehrerin hat Vorsicht empfohlen.


She is right for "real everyday" interactions. Online - and even more so for online-gaming - using "Sie" would "sound" extremely strange and unusual.
 
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Ah. Thank you.

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Kevin Bourrillion
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So I guess nothing like this exists. The question is, would it be worth going to all the effort to try to build this, say on the BGG wiki? Would it get used?
 
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