Mi hermanito tiene que escribir un artículo periodístico en espańol. I think I just said, "My younger brother needs to write a newspaper article in Spanish."
Do you all know of a website or forum that would be able to help him polish his grammar before submitting the article? Knowing that he is not a native speaker (and only in 8th grade), the newspaper editor is willing to help, but being a perfectionist, the kid doesn't want to submit something that barely passes for Spanish. I can't help him-I've only had a year of Spanish and verbs scare the moco (snot) out of me. He's had high school Spanish II, but this is still a daunting task.
I don't know of any, myself. I wish I could be more helpful, since you are always so helpful to other users. Maybe someone else will know of a good resource.
I just called the local library. No tiene nadie que habla espańol. (They don't have anyone who speaks Spanish-I think). They suggested looking in the yellow pages for translation services, but I was hoping to find a free way to help him out.
Did you try Googling?
ĄPor supuesto! Of course, *grin*
Google y yo, somos amigos.
Most of the sites are essay writers for hire or translation services that charge big bucks and promise to do "well work." Gee, if I ever need a well dug, I guess I could call them.
I did find a few forums, but most of them are English speakers practicing/learning Spanish so I don't really know about the ability level. I will put my brother on the task when he gets home. After all, it is his project. He'll be the one getting published and paid. I just thought I'd check here because so many of the folks here are brilliant and resourceful.
Rather than search for translation sites, trying searching for forums dedicated to helping people learn Spanish, especially ones that have a fair number of native Spanish speakers on them. Then, your brother could post his article, or at least portions of it, and request feedback from people who know the language well.
Hi! I'm from Dominican Republic, so I could help you with any questions you have in Spanish.
Just Post the article and let me know.
ĄMuchas gracias, Carla!
He'll probably write it this weekend. I know that he is afraid of overly simplistic sentences-he doesn't want to sound like a 1st grader.