I am always trying to find a way to translate the words of friends, especially if the word itself is not of our culture.

Here are a few ways I’ve found to get the job done. 

Firstly, if I’m in the mood to say something with friends and I don’t know what the word is I will often go through the word in my head.

I will look up a translation in a dictionary or use the online language dictionary to find the word.

This is not always enough however as I have to think about what I want to say and how to say it.

For example, my mother-in-law’s name is João and I love João as much as I love to sing the Portuguese national anthem.

However, I also need to explain why I love the word João to her and she may not understand the meaning behind my name. 

Secondly, I will always use the internet to find translations.

There are many good online dictionaries and even online websites where you can search for the word you are looking for.

I find these sites to be useful as they are not overly formal.

There is often a little more than what is in the dictionary and the website will sometimes include more details about the word so I can be sure I know what I’m looking for when I search for it. 

Lastly, when it comes to my friends, I always ask for their opinions on my translations.

When it comes time to ask for an opinion on something, I do not always ask what the meaning is.

Instead, I ask my friends if they have any questions or if they would like to hear the translation of the word I am looking for, or vice versa.

Sometimes they may not be able to help me out, and sometimes they do. 

When I have a problem with the word the translation can be as simple as saying, ‘I can’t understand this.’

I often find myself with many options when it come to what to translate, so I often use the same strategy.

I always try to have my friends and family members ask me the question that is most likely to help them understand the word better. 

I hope this article has helped you with some basic words that are in your vocabulary.

If you have any more questions about a word or phrase that you would like me to know about, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below or reach out to me on Facebook or Twitter. 

Have a great day! 

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