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  1. PeterS

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    I need know if advise to potential client about web site be good at early stage of business. Client web site have bad English and not read good to american customer that could deal for business.......

    I am engaging with a new vendor in China. In reviewing their website, the English end general vernacular is horrible. I know that many American companies look at their site. I would like to know if it is proper to offer help to correct poor grammar to a business in another country. I do not want to seem 1) Rude to the managers I am dealing with and 2) jeprodize a prospective vendor that I really need to do business with.

    This company that I am dealing with is a pretty good crew with great products. I just think that some personal time spent with them on my end can help make their web presentation quite a bit better...This quastion was not in the book 'Shake, kiss or bow'!
     
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    Turn moist and vibrant coin of phrase to their business and growning flower offer.
     
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    Peter - I ran into this quite a bit. One of my friends actually translated a site in better Engrish, but didn't want to critisize it too much. They are all horrible, they are all... just don't get me started. But what is proper? That's difficult to say, but even from a personal perspective, do you take uninvited critisism constructively? Or do you feel like you shouldn't work with that person who comes knocking at your door in that manner?

    Sorry that I don't have a positive yes or no answer for you. It's just a difficult question to answer given the cultural backgrounds that I'm only partially familiar with.
     
  5. Jdubbya

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    Why not have a few uninvolved people go to thier website and leave some respectful and tactful remarks as feedback. Maybe if they get a few of these they will ask for help. Probably not from you, but if it gets fixed who cares.

    Is there one manager that you deal with regularly? Have you gotten to know him/her very well? If so perhaps you could ease the subject into a conversation. I wouldn't offer to help right off the bat, just let them know a little of what you have noticed. If they seem put off, drop it and live with it.
     
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    Careful, the asian world works differently WRT to admitting failure than americans do (ie, even worse? :)

    I'll leave it up to the more informed to go furthur than that.
     
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    when i come across stuff that is written by people for who English is not their first language i find myself more receptive to their efforts. unless their site gives users an impression totally antithetical to their cause, interesting Japlish is better than poorly written English.
     
  9. PeterS

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    You can see this at http://www.tecstandards.com/pdfs/2003_HonorableMention1.pdf . I bought this sound card and had to frame the instructions in my office!

    One step reads:

    “Remove the PCI slot panel cover(nomatter it with screw or not,if with screw please keep the screw if not with screw please check the system parts box and find out the screw), and plug the QX-1004 on PCI slot with right position,please check the QX-1004 PCI bus(gold finger) is all plug into the PCI slot,put the screw to fix the card on the case.”
     
  10. PeterS

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    The website's vernacular is about as good as this email I got from the sales manager today.

    Hi Peter

    hope you the wheels will meet your quality requirment. from your email add i guess that you mainly offer elecotronic cyrstals for models and other products, correct?

    john
     
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    John?

    Yeah, RIGHT!!!

    DL
     
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  13. matteo

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    Petel,

    Do not insurt them. Has someone posted. What may mean something in engrish, might mean something erse in Japanese, Chinese, or Kolen.

    It's best to reave them to thele own way and dlop the issue arr togther.
     

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