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    Smile What does it mean

    Hello, I am translating an interview from English into my native language. It is about the importance of knowing your clients' language. Could you please paraphrase the part in inverted commas. I can't get the point. Thank you in advance.

    I think customers always appreciate the effort if you try to speak their language. On the other hand it's quite difficult, because in our company we have quite a small "export department. There is only 2 half of us", so to be able to speak everybody's language is oviously very difficult.

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    Re: What does it mean

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Hello, I am translating an interview from English into my native language. It is about the importance of knowing your clients' language. Could you please paraphrase the part in inverted commas. I can't get the point. Thank you in advance.

    I think customers always appreciate the effort if you try to speak their language. On the other hand it's quite difficult, because in our company we have quite a small "export department. There is only 2 half of us", so to be able to speak everybody's language is oviously very difficult.
    It means that the export departmeny has few employees.

    The next part is incorrect. It might be:

    There are only two of us.
    There are only two and a half of us. (one part-time employee, 2 full-time)

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    Smile Re: What does it mean

    Thank you very much for this detailed explanation. It was of great help to me.

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