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    Default short transcript translated to english.. any mistake ?

    Hello,

    I will release soon my new short movie, and english subtitles have been made for it.
    However as english is not my mothertongue, I'm not really able to check for errors or improper forms. Can you have a look ? Thanks !

    01:07.500 Raphaelle !
    01:11.500 It's late, please come home
    01:13.800 I'm coming mum !
    01:24.000 Raphaelle !
    01:25.500 Look what I've found !
    01:28.000 Are you going to wear it ?
    01:43.000 Pardon me....
    01:45.000 Do you know the directions to the inn ?
    01:48.500 ...This way !
    02:11.500 You have something to eat in the kitchen !
    02:47.000 I'm going, mum !
    03:18.000 Hi
    03:20.000 This place really stinks. I almost lost in that hamlet...
    03:22.000 And all these peons !
    03:24.000 Do you come here often ?
    03:25.500 I live here.
    03:26.500 Yeah, of course...
    03:28.000 Well I'm from Paris,
    03:30.000 There is so much activities in Paris, we don't have any spare time left.
    03:35.000 Sometimes I need to escape, you know.
    03:39.500 This year I've decided go to north... because
    03:42.000 Well, it has been years i've been going south.
    03:45.000 Cannes, St Tropez, same people, same beaches, honestly...
    03:49.000 What's that ?
    03:51.500 Excuse me ?
    03:54.000 No nothing, I thought I've seen...
    03:57.000 Anyway, I've got to go, I need to find a post office... if that even exists.
    04:03.000 It's at the end of the main street.
    04:05.000 -What ? -The post office, at the end of the main street.
    04:08.000 Ow very well... Thanks, see you later.
    04:21.500 Can you see it ?
    04:41.000 You're still here ?
    04:44.000 I've found that post office but it's so badly indicated !
    04:49.500 Why don't you say something ?
    04:55.000 Hello ?
    04:56.500 Yeah, Hi !
    04:58.000 You'll never guess where I am...
    05:01.000 The most unknown village in the world, you can't even imagine !
    05:04.000 Yeah, it's pretty rustic there ! And I'm not talking about the ambiance.
    05:08.000 It's completely desert, we can't even find a post office !
    05:12.000 -At the end of the main street ! -Wait...
    05:14.000 Hello ? Yes.
    05:18.000 Yeah, it's just a little villager I've just met. We chatted a bit.
    06:08.500 Mom ?
    09:16.000 Raphaelle !
    09:19.500 Follow me
    09:29.800 Christophe ?
    09:35.000 Mom !
    09:38.800 Mom ?
    09:54.000 -Hey watch out, dumb girl ! -Did you see Christophe ?
    09:56.500 -You're looking for your idiot ? aren't you ? -You've seen him ?
    09:58.500 No.
    12:42.500 Raphaelle !

    cordialy,

    Robin Lobel

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    Default Re: short transcript translated to english.. any mistake ?

    03:20.000 This place really stinks. I was almost lost in that hamlet...
    03:30.000 There are so many activities in Paris..... we don't have any spare time left.
    03:45.000 Cannes, St Tropez,........ same people, same beaches, honestly...
    04:05.000 What! .......The post office, at the end of the main street?
    04:08.000 Oh! very well... Thanks, see you later.
    04:44.000 I've found that post office but it's so badly located !
    04:55.000 Hello!!
    05:08.000 It's a complete desert! We can't even find a post office !
    05:18.000 Yeah, it's just a simple villager I've just met. We chatted a bit.
    09:56.500 -You're looking for your idiot, aren't you ? -You've met him ?

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    Default Re: short transcript translated to english.. any mistake ?

    Thanks a lot !
    Just a few remarks:

    09:56.500 -You're looking for your idiot ? aren't you ? -You've met him ?

    Actually, it's not about being with the idiot and talking with him, but just the act of seeing it. Should I still use "met" ?

    04:44.000 I've found that post office but it's so badly located !

    The problem is not really with the position of the post office but with the way one can find him (badly indicated). Should I still use "located" ?

    Again, thanks !

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    Default Re: short transcript translated to english.. any mistake ?

    ....just the act of seeing it.
    Is the idiot an it, may I ask?? Actually, "You've met him?" is a colloquial way of asking, "Have you come across him?"


    The problem is not really with the position of the post office but with the way one can find him (badly indicated). Should I still use "located" ?
    You can change it to, "The directions to post office are very bad/misleading."
    (BTW, "post office" is not a "him!)

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    Default Re: short transcript translated to english.. any mistake ?

    Ok thanks for answering, and sorry for the it/him mistake !

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