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Old December 18, 2015, 06:06 AM
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Which preposition?

Hello! Which preposition is right here?

Me crié en un país francófono, pues hablo ambos el inglés y el francés con fluidez. Ya trabajo como traductora a tiempo parcial en/con/de esos dos idiomas.

Gracias por adelantado por su ayuda

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Old December 18, 2015, 06:26 AM
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All three sound enough good to me (in fact, a bit awkward because the sentence is strange ---> better "Ya estoy trabajando en ambos idiomas como traductora de medio tiempo/tiempo parcial/media jornada")
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Old December 18, 2015, 06:47 AM
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¡Muchas gracias! Tienes razón, la frase entera es un poco raro ... la estructura que ha propuesto es mucho más mejor
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Old December 18, 2015, 05:03 PM
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One of the points of strangeness to me is "ambos el inglés y el francés", which aleC improved with his suggestion using "ambos idiomas".

This entry for the word "ambos" at rae.es indicates that "ambos" is used with a plural noun, as in aleC's improvement. It appears that "ambos" is not used with two (or more) singular nouns joined by "y", as in the strange-sounding "ambos el inglés y el francés". ("Ambos" and "both" differ on this point, as "both languages" and "both English and French" are acceptable.)
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Old December 18, 2015, 06:25 PM
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@Yoodle: Avoid "más mejor" in Spanish. "Mejor" is already a comparative, so adding "más" makes a pleonastic sentence that we don't like.
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Old December 19, 2015, 05:16 AM
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¡Gracias, @wrholt y @AngelicaDeAlquezar! Su ayuda mejora mi español.
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