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Hints on finding a local translator

Postby Bott0131 » 26 Sep 2008, 07:56

Hello, We will be visiting Accadia, a small farming town, in Foggia in one month. Do you have any suggestions as to where we might find a person who will spend a couple hours with us when we visit my ancestors roots? Maybe a church or school or local newspaper? What would be a fair price for their services if they live in Accadia? Does Foggia or Naples have a US Embassy or American Services of any type? If so would they have some suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: Hints on finding a local translator

Postby ricbru » 26 Sep 2008, 14:55

Hello, Naples has a US Embassy, maybe you can contact it to see if they have any translator for you

http://naples.usconsulate.gov/files/acs.asp

I hope it helps
bye Riccardo

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Re: Hints on finding a local translator

Postby Bott0131 » 26 Sep 2008, 15:24

Thanks so much. I will definitely check that out.

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Postby Poipuo4 » 26 Sep 2008, 15:29

Maybe you should check out if the local school in Accadia or the next biggest town has an English teacher who wants to moonlight. We went to a small village in Foggia without a command of the language, but we got quite far with beginner's Italian, a dictionary, and a lot of good will.
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Re: Hints on finding a local translator

Postby liviomoreno » 26 Sep 2008, 15:38

ricbru wrote:Hello, Naples has a US Embassy, maybe you can contact it to see if they have any translator for you

http://naples.usconsulate.gov/files/acs.asp

I hope it helps
bye Riccardo

The Embassy is in Rome, in Naples there is a Consulate.

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Re: Hints on finding a local translator

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Sep 2008, 16:14

Go to www.nonsolocap.it and type in Accadia in the top and when the screen comes up, click Accadia and the town web page comes up with Municipal data, Mayor and E and Fax mail addresses.

Were I you I would send an e-mail, call the Mayor's office and ask for someone his office may suggest as a translator. Perhaps the local school (english is obligatory in schools inItaly) english language teacher may be able to fill your needs. =Peter=

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Re: Hints on finding a local translator

Postby Bott0131 » 26 Sep 2008, 16:55

Thanks again for the suggestions. I feel much more confident now. Have a great weekend.

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Postby PeterTimber » 26 Sep 2008, 17:03

Postcript: the Mayor in Italian is Sindaco and his name is Pasquale Morgante. =Peter=

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Postby Italysearcher » 26 Sep 2008, 18:00

Good suggestion. I have met many English teachers who are anxious to practice their English conversation skills.
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Re: Hints on finding a local translator

Postby ricbru » 27 Sep 2008, 06:18

liviomoreno wrote:
ricbru wrote:Hello, Naples has a US Embassy, maybe you can contact it to see if they have any translator for you

http://naples.usconsulate.gov/files/acs.asp

I hope it helps
bye Riccardo

The Embassy is in Rome, in Naples there is a Consulate.


Livio, thank u for correcting me
ciao Riccardo :lol:


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