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  • French translation for a sick friend please?

    No Google please, it's often wrong. I'd like to know how to say things the way a native French speaker would.

    My friend is in a lot of pain and I want to send him an audio that might help him through it. So these are the sentences I'd like translated

    This is just for you, listen to my voice and block out the pain.

    You can cope with this.

    I am here for you, anytime you need me

    I want you know I'm thinking about you, and hoping you will get better

    Listen to my voice, relax, and let the pain drift away.


    2 AnswersLanguages5 years ago
  • I need some computer code?

    Just a small snippet of any language that says something funny and includes "I love you madly" for a programmer friend of mine. Please help!

    2 AnswersProgramming & Design6 years ago
  • Can anyone help me write some computer code that my programmer friend will laugh at?

    He's a bigshot programmer dude, and I want to send him a snippet of something affectionate and funny - if I can include 'I love you madly' in there somewhere, that would be amazeballs!

    Obviously I have no idea about programming. Please be gentle!

    :) thanks

    1 AnswerTechnology6 years ago
  • how do landline phones ring in France?

    Is it ring ring....ring ring.....ring ring (like the UK)

    or is riiiiiiiiiiing.........riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing like the US?


    2 AnswersOther - France7 years ago
  • How would you cease viral gene therapy?

    If you used an adenovirus to deliver a new gene to a person's cells, and then you wanted to stop the process, would you use an anti-viral? Or would you have to just stop delivering the new gene?

    (I'm writing a novel, so this is all hypothetical)


    1 AnswerInfectious Diseases7 years ago
  • Army/military - basic info on beretta 9 mm wound for fiction?

    I'm writing a book featuring an Army veteran, and as I don't know anything about weaponry etc I am stuck on a point of realism that I need to verify. I am not looking for gory details or images, just basic info.

    If someone were to shoot another person in the head with a beretta 9 mm from approx. 15 to 20 feet away, would the resulting wound be one of those little round holes like you see on tv, or would it take off someone's head, or something in between? I have no idea if a 9mm round is big or not, or if that distance would make a difference. I have to describe this event briefly, and don't want to say 'it was a clean through and through' if, in fact, it would have taken off half his face, or vice versa.

    Can anyone help?


    2 AnswersMilitary7 years ago
  • What would the opposite of adeste fideles be in latin?

    I am writing a novel, trying to come up with a joke about bad piano playing. If someone butchered "Adeste Fideles" on the piano and her brothers cracked a joke about the faithful actually going away instead, what would that be in Latin?

    In otherwords, how do you say "Go away/Leave, Faithful" in Latin?


    4 AnswersLanguages7 years ago
  • Could someone travel from London to Dublin by ship in 1816?

    I'm doing research for a historical novel, and I'm trying to find out information about sea travel during the first few decades of the 19th century.

    I know ships sailed from Liverpool to Dublin, but if you were in London, was it possible to go down the Thames, get to the Channel, then go around Cornwall and up the Irish Sea to Dublin? Did they do that, instead of going overland to Liverpool?

    Any resources people know of where I could find out more would be appreciated as well.


    4 AnswersHistory7 years ago
  • Looking for title of this short story?

    I read it years ago, don't remember the title. Set in the late 1800's I believe. A woman is engaged to be married, and is being escorted through the winter countryside by a clergyman. They have a wedding gift with them, unopened. The weather makes them stop in a cold house for the night, and with no fire, they have to cuddle up together to keep warm. Because of this inappropriate intimacy, they will have to marry. You find out at the end of the story that the woman knows the wedding gift was actually a flintbox, and that she could have started a fire and not had to cuddle up with the guy, ie that she didn't want to marry her fiance, wanted to marry the clergyman.

    Anyone know it?

    1 AnswerBooks & Authors7 years ago
  • can a British peer give up his title?

    For a fictional story, I'd like to have an Earl consider abandoning his title and letting it pass to his heir while he is still living. Is this possible?

    9 AnswersRoyalty7 years ago
  • Swedish speakers - how do you say "Fight!" as a command in Swedish?

    If you wanted to say to someone 'Fight!", as if you were ordering them to do so, what word would you use?


    5 AnswersLanguages7 years ago
  • Swedish translation for dialogue in a book?

    I need to have a character say something like "Don't leave me, my love" to someone who is dying. I don't want to end up saying the equivalent of "Perish not, my flower" or something, which is what I might get if I just trust the translation tools out there.

    How would a real Swede say something like this? It doesn't have to be those exact words, just the sentiment.


    1 AnswerLanguages7 years ago
  • Kiwis - how do you pronounce Tokerau?

    as in the beach?

    two questions really - is it "oh" or "ow" on the end? Or something else like 'ay-you'?

    And where is the stress accent, on the first, second or third syllable? TOKE-er-o or To-KER-o or Tok-e-RA-YOU

    who knew there were so many possible ways to say this word?


    6 AnswersOther - New Zealand8 years ago
  • Kiwis - could you get married on Tokerau beach?

    I'm writing a story, and I've never been there, but can/do people have weddings on Tokerau beach? Is it legal to do that in NZ and is the kind of beach where you might want to have a wedding?

    If not, is there another beach anywhere in NZ where you would rather have a wedding?


    4 AnswersOther - New Zealand8 years ago
  • Do Kiwis say "collect" instead of "Pick Up"?

    British people often say things like "I'm going to collect him at the airport" - do Kiwis say that too?

    6 AnswersWellington8 years ago
  • Vets/Vet Techs - writer needs details for story?

    I am writing a book that features a veterinarian dealing with a dog that has been hit by a car and was not seen by medical help for several days. I have some (human) medical background so I know enough to imagine fractured femurs, etc but I am looking for more systemic consequences from being untreated for a few days - would the dog have rhabdo, for instance? And would it have kidney damage after a few days? Would a dog die after a few days with a ruptured spleen?

    I'd like to be able to have my vet character outline what this dog would need in the way of surgery/follow up treatment and how much such extensive treatment would cost (the character is going to host a fundraiser to pay for it, but I need to know a ballpark figure)

    2 AnswersDogs8 years ago