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Old February 20, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Would it be okay if this paragraph can be translated?

- I live in.........., I like this city because it's not too busy and it's near the beach. I am....., and my birthday is on March 27th, I like that date because most of my family have their birthday on a 27. I like to play basketball with my friends, it's a fun sport which my dad introduced to me. I want to play just like him because he is good. Yesterday, I went out and went shopping with my family. Today I will be doing homework after school, I don't like doing homework. In the future I want to become a Doctor and help people get better. I don't always get along with my brother because he is very annoying. My house is small. In my house there are 5 rooms; 2 bed rooms, 1 toilet, 1 medium living room and a kitchen. My ideal house would have a swimming pool, luxurious bedrooms and flat screen televisions in every room.-
Thank you very much for helping me.

Que vivimos (example) -España-, me gusta esta ciudad, ya que no está demasiado ocupado y es cerca de la playa. soy (example) -Español- y mi cumpleaños es el 27 de marzo, me gusta esa fecha porque la mayoría de mi familia tienen su cumpleaños en un 27. Me gusta jugar al baloncesto con mis amigos, es un deporte divertido que mi padre me presentó. Yo quiero jugar como él, porque él es bueno. Ayer me salió y se fue de compras con mi familia.. ir a la escuela de (example)-Harvard-. Hoy voy a hacer la tarea después de la escuela, no me gusta hacer la tarea. En el futuro quiero ser médico y ayudar a las personas a mejorar. No siempre se llevan bien con mi hermano porque él es muy molesto. Mi casa es pequeña. En mi casa hay cinco habitaciones, dos dormitorios, un aseo, un salón y una cocina a medio. Mi casa ideal sería tener una piscina, habitaciones de lujo y televisores de pantalla plana en cada habitación.

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Old February 20, 2012, 02:22 PM
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- I live in.........., I like this city because it's not too busy and it's near the beach. I am....., and my birthday is on March 27th, I like that date because most of my family have their birthday on a 27. I like to play basketball with my friends, it's a fun sport which my dad introduced to me. I want to play just like him because he is good. Yesterday, I went out and went shopping with my family. Today I will be doing homework after school, I don't like doing homework. In the future I want to become a Doctor and help people get better. I don't always get along with my brother because he is very annoying. My house is small. In my house there are 5 rooms; 2 bed rooms, 1 toilet, 1 medium living room and a kitchen. My ideal house would have a swimming pool, luxurious bedrooms and flat screen televisions in every room.-
Thank you very much for helping me.

Que vivimos (example) -España-(The original sentence says 'I live in ...,' - that's not what you translated - You should name a city, since the next sentence says 'I like this city' - Make sure the sentence ends in a period). Me gusta esta ciudad, ya que (original word not translated) no está demasiado ocupado y es (wrong verb) cerca de la playa. soy (example) -Español- y mi cumpleaños es el 27 de marzo, Me gusta esa fecha porque la mayoría de mi familia tienen su cumpleaños en un 27. Me gusta jugar al baloncesto con mis amigos, Es un deporte divertido que mi padre me presentó. Yo quiero jugar como él, porque él es bueno. Ayer me salió y se fue (sounds better to just say 'I went shopping' - the wrong person was used) de compras con mi familia.. ir a la escuela de (example)-Harvard-. (not in the original - not conjugated, should you want to include it) Hoy voy a hacer la tarea después de la escuela, No me gusta hacer la tarea. En el futuro quiero ser médico y ayudar a las personas a mejorar (make this verb reflexive). No siempre se llevan (wrong person) bien con mi hermano porque él es muy molesto. Mi casa es pequeña. En mi casa hay cinco habitaciones, dos dormitorios, un aseo, un salón y una cocina a medio. Mi casa ideal sería tener ('would have' is one verb) una piscina, habitaciones de lujo y televisores de pantalla plana en cada habitación.
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Old February 29, 2012, 04:44 PM
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"es un deporte divertido que mi padre me presentó." Aqui "me presentó" no tiene sentido. Sería mas correcto decir "me introdujo" o "me metió", y la frase completa sería "es un deporte en el que mi padre me introdujo (pasado del verbo introducir), o es un deporte en el que mi padre me metió"
En mi opinión "I went out and went shopping" no se puede traducir literalmente. En español es "salir de compras" y en este caso en tiempo pasado "salí de compras".
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