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Would someone kindly help me with a translation?

Postby maddief » 31 Oct 2006, 23:59

As the letter indicates, I am requesting my grandfather's birth certificate. Unfortunately, I do not speak Italian and don't want any misunderstanding of my request due to the mistakes I would obviously make if I were to venture a translation on my own. Would someone kindly offer a translation? I would be so grateful. :o)

Dear Sir,

I am currently looking for information about my grandfather, Franco Franconi. I believe that he was born in the commune of Stilo in 1909, possibly in mid-July. If it is at all helpful, his parents’ names were Ferdinando Franconi and Maria (Sabettini) Franconi.

I would be very grateful if you would send me a certified copy of his birth certificate if it is found. I am including a self-addressed envelope as well as an international reply coupon to cover the postage.

I thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: Would someone kindly help me with a translation?

Postby Incipit » 02 Nov 2006, 00:21

Gentile signore, (or Gentili signori, if plural)

Sto ricercando informazioni circa mio nonno, Franco Franconi. Credo che sia nato nel comune di Stilo nel 1909, probabilmente a metà luglio. Se può essere d'aiuto, i nomi dei suoi genitori erano Ferdinando Franconi e Maria Sabettini in Franconi.

Le (or vi, if plural) sarei estremamente grato se mi potesse (or poteste, if plural) gentilmente inviare una copia del suo certificato di nascita, se fosse possibile reperirlo. Allego alla presente una busta con il mio indirizzo e un IRC (International reply coupon) per coprire le spese postali.

La (or vi, if plural) ringrazio in anticipo per l'aiuto che vorrà (or vorrete, if plural) darmi.


I hope this will help
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Re: Would someone kindly help me with a translation?

Postby maddief » 02 Nov 2006, 19:54

Thank you so much for your help. I never could have done that on my own. :)

I have two questions about your translation:

1. I am female. Other than changing "grato" to "grata" are there any other words that I need to change the gender? (Sorry I didn't mention that with my original post.)

2. Will the Internation Reply Coupon be understood? I heard the translation in Italian was "uno buono di riposta internationale" but would this be understood?
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Re: Would someone kindly help me with a translation?

Postby Incipit » 06 Nov 2006, 23:22

Hi again... here is your letter... yes, I think buono internazionale di risposta is right... Now all seems ok! :wink:

Gentile signore, (or Gentili signori, if plural)
Sto ricercando informazioni circa mio nonno, Franco Franconi. Credo che sia nato nel comune di Stilo nel 1909, probabilmente a metà luglio. Se può essere d'aiuto, i nomi dei suoi genitori erano Ferdinando Franconi e Maria Sabettini in Franconi.

Le (or vi, if plural) sarei estremamente
grata se mi potesse (or poteste, if plural) gentilmente inviare una copia del suo certificato di nascita, se fosse possibile reperirlo. Allego alla presente una busta con il mio indirizzo e un Buono internazionale di risposta (IRC - International reply coupon) per coprire le spese postali.

La (or vi, if plural) ringrazio in anticipo per l'aiuto che vorrà (or vorrete, if plural) darmi.
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