Translate your letter by yourself to your child with this website!

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I found a web site that will do FREE translations. So I write my letter on word, then copy and paste it onto the site. It translates it within 10 sec to Spanish. I copy the Spanish translation and paste it on my letter to my child. You can convert into any language. I believe it may send my letter quicker without waiting for someone to translate it. This is the site: http://www.freetranslation.com/
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Hey April!

You want to be careful with online translators. They are okay for a very simple sentence sometimes, but it really doesn't know your meaning. For instance, "love" can mean several things in the US. But if there are different words for "love" in Spanish, it could choose the wrong one and you'd end up with a messed-up meaning. Also, they don't always get the grammar/sentence structure right.

Even if letters are written in your child's language, it will still go through the translation process. This ensures that the letter is appropriate and if necessary, in your child's dialect.

If you'd like to learn some simple Spanish to include in your letter, you can try out busuu.com I am trying to learn Spanish through that and it seems to work pretty well. It is free (unless you upgrade to premium), has tests, and teaches you sentences and words. Or go here - www.compassion.com/where-we-work.htm Then select the continent and country. Scroll down and select "greetings" There are some simple Spanish (or whichever language is spoken in that country) sentences that you could write in your letters.

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