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Is there a policy for how formal or informal a translation can be? A lot of the phrases here would sound ridiculous (and conspicuously foreign) if the direct translation to Filipino would be used. A waiter would, at best, look at you oddly if you ordered ''tsaang may yelo'' (iced tea) or, at worst, have you committed to a mental institute if you ordered ''katas ng kahel'' (orange juice). [[User:Rubybox|Rubybox]] 21:57, 6 March 2007 (EST)
 
Is there a policy for how formal or informal a translation can be? A lot of the phrases here would sound ridiculous (and conspicuously foreign) if the direct translation to Filipino would be used. A waiter would, at best, look at you oddly if you ordered ''tsaang may yelo'' (iced tea) or, at worst, have you committed to a mental institute if you ordered ''katas ng kahel'' (orange juice). [[User:Rubybox|Rubybox]] 21:57, 6 March 2007 (EST)
 
:Our policy is that [[Wikitravel:The traveller comes first|the traveller comes first]], so the first goal is that the phrasebook should be useful to real travellers in the real world.  [[Wikitravel:Plunge forward|Plunge forward]] and change it to what you think is right.  -- [[User:Cjensen|Colin]] 22:49, 6 March 2007 (EST)
 
:Our policy is that [[Wikitravel:The traveller comes first|the traveller comes first]], so the first goal is that the phrasebook should be useful to real travellers in the real world.  [[Wikitravel:Plunge forward|Plunge forward]] and change it to what you think is right.  -- [[User:Cjensen|Colin]] 22:49, 6 March 2007 (EST)
 
i strongly disagree with what the idea of what one billion is in the UK, when a british person would see that number they wouldn't say a thousand million, they would say a billion[[User:144.138.190.117|144.138.190.117]] 05:20, 25 May 2007 (EDT)
 

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