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    help with this phrase

    hello everyone!!!

    I would like that somebody who speaking ingles and spanish can hepl me..

    I was in my job I had trouble with a machine so I reported this to the supervisor, I told him...

    " I've trouble with the fan's wind, it blows the tape and it sticks to the machine"

    In spanish I wanted to say:

    "Tengo problemas con el aire del ventilador, vuela la cinta y se pega a la maquina"

    Was my sentence right?, I've doubt, because he didn't understand me

    Thanks in advance for your corrections...
    Roger.


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    Angry Re: help with this phrase

    i need to know the dictionary definition of creating one's own word and it is not literary liscence or poetic liscence or any liscence of any sort. S omebody must know!

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    Re: help with this phrase

    Scruffy Oik,
    A neologism is a new word. Also, a person's personal language is their idiolect, so if the word is basically only used by that person, it would be their idiolect, but it would be a neologism too, especially if other started using it.

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    Re: help with this phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by rogergm62
    hello everyone!!!

    I would like that somebody who speaking ingles and spanish can hepl me..

    I was in my job I had trouble with a machine so I reported this to the supervisor, I told him...

    " I've trouble with the fan's wind, it blows the tape and it sticks to the machine"

    In spanish I wanted to say:

    "Tengo problemas con el aire del ventilador, vuela la cinta y se pega a la maquina"

    Was my sentence right?, I've doubt, because he didn't understand me

    Thanks in advance for your corrections...
    Roger.
    No, it doesn't work.

    I'm having problems with the fan because it blows the tape, which gets stuck to the machine.

    Questions:
    What do you mean by 'tape'?
    What is the 'machine'? If it is another machine, then it is OK, but if you mean the stuff sticks to the fan, then use 'it' instead of machine

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    Re: help with this phrase

    The machine closes card boxes, and it uses tape, but somebody turned on a fan, and it began to fail, because the tape gets stuck to the machine...

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    Re: help with this phrase

    hello again... could somebody helpe me?

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    Re: help with this phrase

    Sounds like you just need to have someone turn off the fan.

    You could tell your supervisor: "I'm having trouble sealing these boxes because the fan keeps blowing the tape and it's sticking to everything except what it's supposed to!"

    or

    "Can someone please turn that fan off? The draft is blowing the tape every which way when I'm trying to seal these cartons."

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