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Topic: What languages should I pick to work for Nintendo as a translator ?

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Miss_Dark

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Nintendo often has vacancies for translators. I already graduated as a translator/interpreter but I'm doing a master's degree atm. Next year I'll be able to pick another language and I want to apply for a job as a translator anyway cause I just love Nintendo (duh). Japanese is not an option (although it's the most important one, I know).

My mother tongue is Dutch. I graduated in French, British/American English and German. I also have a good basis of Spanish and Norwegian. Furthermore I can read and write Arabic. Which language should I pick? I can pick anything I want but I really don't wanna learn Japanese... I honestly don't like the structure of the language. What other languages are very important if I want to increase my chances of getting that job?

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Tasuki

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Honest the best people to ask would be Nintendo. They would know what languages are their most needed.

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Miss_Dark

3. Posted:

Yeah I can mail them but I kinda figured they probably won't answer in time (since they receive so many mails) and I have to make up my mind in August

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WildMan

4. Posted:

Swahili

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Miss_Dark

5. Posted:

Ha ha. Almost laughed.

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theblackdragon

6. Posted:

if they've got ads out for translators, why not respond to one and ask what they're looking for that you haven't already got under your belt? or just give them a call; with your linguistic background, surely they'd have to consider you a serious contender for the position. :3

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Miss_Dark

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I guess I'll mail or call them after my finals (bughhh that's right I can't play video games atm) though they'll probably prefer someone who was raised with 2 or 3 languages (I wasn't unfortunately unless you count my awful dialect as a language :') )

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Happy_Mask

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Nintendo will e-mail you within a week, but for me it's always 2 days. I'd suggest that anyway.

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ClockworkMario

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I'd say the big European languages like Spanish, French, German, Italian and English are all pretty safe bets, since they always translate their games to at least those five.
Other, less spoken languages, such as Norwegian, Finnish etc. are cool but Nintendo doesn't seem to care –or maybe the markets just aren't there– enough to translate the games to languages apart from the big five. Not even their big hitters like Super Mario 3D Land that barely has thirty lines of text!

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dizzy_boy

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I'd agree with internetBowser and go with one of the more common spoken languages if you're planning to work for nintendo.
You could also try welsh or portugese.

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