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1. Posted: Fri 14th Jun 2013 22:20 BST
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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2. Posted: Fri 14th Jun 2013 22:30 BST
Honest the best people to ask would be Nintendo. They would know what languages are their most needed.
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3. Posted: Fri 14th Jun 2013 22:37 BST
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
4. Posted: Fri 14th Jun 2013 22:41 BST
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5. Posted: Fri 14th Jun 2013 23:19 BST
Ha ha. Almost laughed.
6. Posted: Sat 15th Jun 2013 00:13 BST
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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7. Posted: Sat 15th Jun 2013 16:44 BST
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 :') )
8. Posted: Sat 15th Jun 2013 16:49 BST
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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9. Posted: Sat 15th Jun 2013 21:00 BST
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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10. Posted: Sun 16th Jun 2013 06:35 BST
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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