View Full Version : Care sheets in other languages welcome!

Geckophile Admin
05-17-2006, 12:07 PM
Since we are a truly global communtiy, I urge you guys to post care sheets in other languages. You are more than welcome to post the care sheets in your native tongue, and I will do my best to have some of them translated. I will post the translation below the original when possible.

02-28-2007, 08:50 PM
I am willing to do so,but I can't post them because the links to imageschack seem to be a problem,or is it because i'm just new on the forum? :cry:

08-10-2008, 09:00 AM
If you guys want I can translate (when I've got time;-) ) all or some of the English care sheets in Italian. If you think they could come in useful for some of my compatriots...

02-23-2009, 06:42 PM
I could do Korean and also Spanish... but I don't think many ppl from their are in this forum...

05-20-2009, 11:46 PM
well, if anyone is interested I could do translation into/from German and Japanese...sadly not good enough to write my own care sheets, but happy to help with translation if I can!:)

05-21-2009, 11:05 AM
I would be very interested in Japanese, although my skill limit me from translating into it. I don't think there are any other languages on this forum so maybe we should start it.

05-21-2009, 08:25 PM
I would be very interested in Japanese, although my skill limit me from translating into it. I don't think there are any other languages on this forum so maybe we should start it.

...you want us to start just translating the care sheets on this website into Japanese?

To be honest, I had considered more of a "translation by request" kind of idea, but I can see how just going and translating them all might be...fun...if a lot of work?:shock:

But ok, I do like a challenge...so, tell me how we could work together to do this! (you did say *we* after all;-))

05-21-2009, 10:35 PM
Lol my japanese is limited but I can sure do Korean. Because noone is adding anything no one is requesting. I am going to start up today on leopard gecko as that is one of the more common ones. I don't think it should be bad, after a while we will know most words as all the caresheets have similarity :). Anyways it will help me with more knowledge.

05-21-2009, 10:38 PM
I guess I could try working on japanese but I will need help as my grammar and vocab is limited :)

05-21-2009, 11:28 PM
okay...you got me wondering...it would certainly be a nice challenge, seeing as my translation skills are mainly focused towards technical/business/computer related publications (that's my job), but time! who has the kind of time to go translating things just for the heck of it?!? and...who are we targeting with those translated care sheets?

still...I do like a challenge...

ok, so I said in my post that I am not good enough to write my own care sheets, which leaves translating those of others...so I want to throw these questions out:

do you want to proceed at random? like...we just pick whatever care sheets we like? (or maybe, whichever ones are most interesting to us;-))...or you want to work on the same one together? (that would involve us, actually communicating more real time...maybe...or very diligently checking this specific forum..hehe)

and...copyright...I mean, it seems to me that we should probably ask the original author if he/she minds us using their care sheets?

oi..I may be complicating this unnecessarily!:shock: but...let me know what you think;-)

as far as you doing the translation into japanese...*grin*...not to discourage you, but I do this stuff professionally and I *still* need LOTS of help:sad: so unless you're being modest about you japanese skill, it seems more trouble than it's worth??

so anyway...thinking of doing one about tokays, because that's a fairly popular one here in japan, but yeah...think I ought to ask the author if he/she minds first..:roll:

05-22-2009, 02:41 AM
Most time you just have to quote the author as this isn't a book but I am doing one on leopard gecko as that is popular in Korea. I lived in many countries but I guess Korean is one of my main languages. Well I didn't think you were a translator :) It'd be nice if this forum was more open to people who speak foreign languages. I am halfway through my leo caresheet, it doesn't seem that hard but time is problem with me too, probably not as much as you because I am still a student.
It'd really be nice if there were extra forum for other languages and people would join in. I am sure some people in this forum can speak more than two languages and will be able to start up some discussions.

05-22-2009, 10:33 AM
I am sure some people in this forum can speak more than two languages and will be able to start up some discussions.

But where would you start? There are about 6500 spoken languages. If you leave out the dying ones, you probably still end up with 3000 languages.

Well, you could use the most spoken languages like Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish... Still a lot of diversification to do...

However, this would lead to the exclusion of knowledge, as experienced keepers might not be able to understand a certain language. But again, this is what makes GU successful (in my view): A huge international knowledgebase with information from all over the world (including natural habitat).

Easy accessible, as we all use the same convention: One language.


Riverside Reptiles
05-24-2009, 10:58 AM
As far as copyright goes, I believe that GU owns the info that gets posted on this forum. All of the caresheets here were added to this forum by the original authors...not taken from other sites, etc. However, I would expect that it's only polite to at least ask permission from the author. I can't imagine anyone having an issue with a caresheet being translated though. If you guys have the time, feel free to take on the project. I think it would be great to have the stuff translated in to as many different languages as possible. Also, I don't know how reliable it is...but there's always the google translation tool that does like 35 different languages. It may at least be of some help. By the way, it's nice to see some folks taking initiative to help the GU community. The more that people participate, the better our community does.

05-24-2009, 06:06 PM
I wrote my first one. This one is dependent on my knowledge so I don't think I need to address anyone but any other care sheets I would need to ask people to borrow their knowledge. It won't hurt to do it.

06-11-2009, 11:57 PM
heh, yeah...time is the issue here...just a bit of extra work here, and some babies, and already I don't have the time to even log on, much less translate care sheets. however, I still do think it's a great idea, specially since I know for a fact that good info is hard to find, at least here in Japan. I just see too many reptiles of any kind here thrown in some sort of tiny tank and left to die shortly thereafter. to add to the problem, people don't seem to like you giving them advice, more-so if the advice is time consuming, complex or suggests that more effort is needed to keep the animal happy and healthy. however, the internet is almost considered law by people here, and probably elsewhere too ( after all, if it's written on the web, it must be true, right? ;-)) ...so offering info in other languages is definitely a good idea.

now I just have one problem...how do I choose the care sheet to translate?

is there maybe someone who feels confident enough about theirs that they'd like to have it translated? or, someone out there would like to have my help cause they can't quite understand one of the sheets listed here in English?

09-30-2009, 06:00 AM
I'd like to help in translations from German to English and English to German!

09-30-2009, 10:15 AM
I am willing to help by translating some care sheets from English to french. Just ask for one and i will do it.

Riverside Reptiles
09-30-2009, 12:00 PM
For those of you that would like to help, just pick a caresheet, translate it, and repost it in the new language. We have a very diverse, world wide membership here and I'm sure that any offerings of caresheets in other languages would be appreciated.

06-17-2010, 06:40 PM
For thoses who read spanish i leave this great link of Gecko Leopardo care sheet also it can be translate with google to other languages Kaloula-enero/2009-Num10 (http://kaloula.drpez.com/kaloula10/kaloula_art2ene9.htm)

i hope it is usefull

03-18-2012, 11:43 PM
I can translate into Arabic, but I really don't have the time to do more than a few. At least not for free. :P

Riverside Reptiles
03-25-2012, 12:35 PM
I can translate into Arabic, but I really don't have the time to do more than a few. At least not for free. :P

Thanks. Feel free to do what you can. It all helps. We're all volunteers here though. What we do, we do to give back to the hobby. Nobody makes any money from this site. In fact, it costs money to keep it up and running.

03-25-2012, 03:10 PM
Yeah, I'm just saying I can't do ALL the articles is all.