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I have an outstanding individual in my employ that speaks almost no english.
She was just named employee of the month for June and I want to present the
certificate and gift card to her on July 7. How do I say this "easy" and help her to understand'

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updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by Rhonda

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Hi Rhonda
See what I mean about a little patience. You can start learning here. At the top of the page you have "groups" which includes a beginners site. You also have "lessons" which gives various tips and choices. Just start surfing around.

updated JUL 7, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Thank you for the reply! You folks are awesome!! I think I now have what I need to communicate to her what I want to say, without scaring the H---|
out of her! Thank you to all!! Now, how do I start learning spanish!'

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by Rhonda
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Thank you so much Heidita! I know she will love it! Maria has not had any easy life here in the states. She came to our "family" on her way back to Mexico. She had given up, and thought that her only happiness was to go back to a place she couldn't even make a living in. She was leaving her children. On her way to the bus station she saw a sign for our company. We needed employees. She got off the bus and applied with the help of her Aunt. She has been here for almost two years now, and thru a sponsorship program within our company, she will be here a long time, (with her children and her new grandchild).! Thanks!!

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by Rhonda
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Heidita se le podría decir:

Para tí María , me produce gran placer anunciarte que has sido escogida como empleada del mes de Junio del 2008.
Estamos orgullosos de tí, que eres un excelente ejemplo, en todos los aspectos, incluyendo la forma de trabajar, asistencia y especialmente tu aptitud. Has hecho más de lo que esperábamos de tí. Y todos tus compañeros de trabajo aprecian no sólo tu forma de trabajar.
Eres sin ninguna duda un activo muy valioso para nuestra compañía. Estamos orgullosos de tí y te respetamos, no sólo tu trabajo, sino también por tu profundo amor por la vida y tu eterna sonrisa.
Felicidades María¡¡

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by iker
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Para MAría: Tengo mucho gusto en comunicarte que has sido elegida "empleada del mes de Junio"
Eres, sin duda, una parte muy importante en nuestra empresa. Estamos muy orgullosos de ti y te respetamos mucho, no solo por tu trabajo sino también por tu gran amor a la vida y tu enorme sonrisa que nunca te abandona.
¡¡Enhorabuena!!
I am sure she will love this.

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Sorry, that's just my feeling a little stupid about the whole situation! I should know this!! I should be able to communicate with her better! I took spanish in high school!! Never thought I'd need it! Now hind sight, well you know! Thanks!

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by Rhonda
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Thank you! I'd like nothing more than to say it to her in her language but, stupid as I was back in the day, I fell asleep in spanish class many years ago not knowing how important it would be in later life. So, that said. If you can just give me the text, I'd appreciate it. Here goes: To Maria, It gives me great pleasure to announce that you have been chosen employee of the month for June 2008.
You are, without a doubt, a very valuable asset to our company. We are both proud of you and respect you, not only in your work, but your intense love of life and your never-ending smile! Congratulations Maria!!

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by Rhonda
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There are plenty of people here who can help you with this but a little more patience on your part would not go amiss.

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Empleada del mes = Employee of the month

Write the whole paragraph (or whatever), and we'll translate it for you.

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Sorry no one can help me with this problem, I'll try elsewhere. Thank you for your time.

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by Rhonda
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I'd like to tell her how proud we are of her, that she is an excellent example, in all aspects. Including work performance, attendance and especially attitude! She goes above andbeyond what is asked of her. And everyone of her co-workers appreciate not just her work performance but, her!

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by Rhonda
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Hi rhonda, why not give us your English version of what you would like to say and then we can help you with the translation'

updated JUL 6, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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