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Help with translating a few sentences

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Hi, I have to give a talk in Spanish about the street children of the world and I would like your help in translating the following sentences.

I want to tell you a little about a boy named Roberto.

They earn their living in various ways, legal as well as illegal.

There are many persons in his family, but there's no father or mother.

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updated JUN 29, 2009
posted by Leonard-Jones

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De acuerdo. Desde este persona no habla espanol fluenty. Pienso es mejor habla en la manera mas facil.
Gracias

updated JUN 29, 2009
posted by Costa-Rica
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Many thanks for your help, Robert and Valerie. I am going to use parts of both your suggestions. If I need any more help I'll post again. Kind Regards.

updated JUN 29, 2009
posted by Leonard-Jones
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Well, I'll take a stab at it, but I hope a native speaker will come along and correct my efforts! smile

I want to tell you a little about a boy named Roberto.

Les quiero contar un poco sobre un niño llamado Roberto.

They earn their living in various ways, legal as well as illegal.

Se ganan la vida de varias maneras, legales e ilegales.

There are many persons in his family, but there's no father or mother.

Hay muchas personas en su familia, pero no hay ni madre ni padre.

Both are right Valerie, regards!

updated JUN 28, 2009
posted by Pablo_
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I don't think my examples are better. I was just trying to translate literally from his text. I think that since he doesn't speak Spanish fluently we should try re-phrasing these sentences for him in a simpler way. Later I'll be back, I'm busy now.

updated JUN 28, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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Robert's are better. Listen to him. smile

updated JUN 28, 2009
posted by Valerie
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Well, I'll take a stab at it, but I hope a native speaker will come along and correct my efforts! smile

I want to tell you a little about a boy named Roberto.
Les quiero contar un poco sobre un niño llamado Roberto.

They earn their living in various ways, legal as well as illegal.
Se ganan la vida de varias maneras, legales e ilegales.

There are many persons in his family, but there's no father or mother.
Hay muchas personas en su familia, pero no hay ni madre ni padre.

updated JUN 28, 2009
posted by Valerie
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I want to tell you a little about a boy named Roberto.
Les quisiera hablar un poco acerca de un niño llamado Roberto.
They earn their living in various ways, legal as well as illegal.
Ellos se ganan la vida de varias formas, legalmente e ilegalmente.
There are many persons in his family, but there's no father or mother.
El tiene una familia grande pero no tiene ni papá ni mamá.

updated JUN 28, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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