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Old March 05, 2013, 02:44 AM
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Dear Members,

I do not speak Spanish but I would like your help.

Next month I am going to meet my sweetheart's parents and ask for their permission to marry their daughter.
As the custom dictates, we are going to have an engagement first before the marriage. This means that our two families will meet and I am going to give her the ring.

My sweethart's mom is from Mexico and its clear to me that she is the one I need to make a good impression to.

So I have decided, when the time comes to meet her, to say a sentence I have prepared in Spanish.

Hence, I would like to ask your assistance in order to translate this sentence into Spanish.

Here is what I have in mind:

"I promise I will love you daughter and will do everything I can to make her happy"

It is short and punchy because nobody else from those people present speak Spanish, and I don't want to get nervous and forget half of the things I want to say.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old March 05, 2013, 05:27 AM
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Old March 05, 2013, 05:36 AM
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Thank you very much for your reply Rusty.

I will have no trouble finding somebody to pronounce it for me.

Thanks again!
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Dear Members,

I do not speak Spanish but I would like your help.

Next month I am going to meet my sweetheart's parents and ask for their permission to marry their daughter.
As the custom dictates, we are going to have an engagement first before the marriage. This means that our two families will meet and I am going to give her the ring.

My sweethart's mom is from Mexico and its clear to me that she is the one I need to make a good impression to.

So I have decided, when the time comes to meet her, to say a sentence I have prepared in Spanish.

Hence, I would like to ask your assistance in order to translate this sentence into Spanish.

Here is what I have in mind:

"I promise I will love you daughter and will do everything I can to make her happy"

It is short and punchy because nobody else from those people present speak Spanish, and I don't want to get nervous and forget half of the things I want to say.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

¡Buena suerte y Felicidades!

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Old March 05, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Dear Members,

I do not speak Spanish but I would like your help.

Next month I am going to meet my sweetheart's parents and ask for their permission to marry their daughter.
As the custom dictates, we are going to have an engagement first before the marriage. This means that our two families will meet and I am going to give her the ring.

My sweethart's mom is from Mexico and its clear to me that she is the one I need to make a good impression to.

So I have decided, when the time comes to meet her, to say a sentence I have prepared in Spanish.

Hence, I would like to ask your assistance in order to translate this sentence into Spanish.

Here is what I have in mind:

"I promise I will love you daughter and will do everything I can to make her happy"

It is short and punchy because nobody else from those people present speak Spanish, and I don't want to get nervous and forget half of the things I want to say.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Very sweet, i wish you nothing but the best.
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Old March 06, 2013, 12:53 AM
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Thank you ALL for your wishes.
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Next month I am going to meet my sweetheart's parents and ask for their permission to marry their daughter.
I hope that this is only a ritual, and that you don't have really to ask for parents' permission to marry her

Anyway, congratulations also from me
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I hope that this is only a ritual, and that you don't have really to ask for parents' permission to marry her

Anyway, congratulations also from me
This is usual in some countries.
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Old March 06, 2013, 06:38 AM
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I hope that this is only a ritual, and that you don't have really to ask for parents' permission to marry her
:-) No, not really.
We are both mature adults and we are able to understand what makes us happy.

I am only doing this to keep the customs alive and I am pretty sure it will be appreciated by her family.
I also know (correct me if I am wrong) from a Mexican friend of mine, that this is how it used to be some years ago. The groom had to ask the parent's permission in order to marry their daughter.

I am also planning to ask her to marry me before I do that.
( As a romantic gesture really. We have already decided to be together )
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I also know (correct me if I am wrong) from a Mexican friend of mine, that this is how it used to be some years ago. The groom had to ask the parent's permission in order to marry their daughter.
This is also the case in Kosovo.
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