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post #1 of 4 Old 03-29-2008, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Who speaks fluent Italian?

If you do, I need to have a conference call with a customer and you and myself with you the monkey in the middle. While his english is 10 times better than my Italian, okay maybe 20 times better, there is still just some things I just can't understand about this order. And right when I think we have it ironed out I get an email that confuses me more than I was.

I have talked to him but he is very difficult to understand and does not know certain words that a southern boy needs to know for certain things. If someone here speaks fluent Italian, I mean you have to be fluent I can't chance any miscommunications, then boy do I have a deal for you! Please PM me!
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sorry - I only speak english and gibberish french and spanish, TT.
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Texastimbers there is a web site out here somewhere you can type the words you want in and it will translate them for you. I am trying to find it, but it will take me longer than most due to my conection speed. 16.8 kbps

Found it http://babelfish.altavista.com/ good luck

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Yes thanks for the link I went down that road as well. In the end, we got this transaction figured out. It took a couple more phone calls but we waded through it. He is a real excitable, well a better word is enthusiastic; he is one of those Italians often stereotyped in movies, that lives life to the hilt and talks fast and is truly passionate about everything and in this case he us even more so about wood. I mean this guy is Mr. Wood! He travels full time globe-trotting and collecting it. Every species he can. He has a world renowned xyloteque (I didn't know what it was until i met him either. Fancy word for wood collection).

Italians apparently do not have the same terms for slabs, cookies, bookmatched long grain stump slabs etc. etc. as we do, and i sure as heck don't always use the "texbook" term so I wasn't helping either. But with both of us on our computers, and on the phone at the same time, "Okay this next picture I am gonna send right now . . . . click . . . is what I am referring to." . . . . "Okay Keveen! I gawt I gawt! Yes! Yes! Yes! This one too! Yes!"

As a sidenote, he was getting my emails in about 15 - 20 seconds after I would hit send. Not bad this internet stuff. When it works.
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