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Reading/translating Vietnamese

Started by MAW , Sep 13 2017 03:23 PM

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#1 MAW

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:23 PM

Does anyone have the ability to read/translate Vietnamese writing, or have a recommendation on who could do so?

I have some bring-back souvenirs from a US vet...

Thanks for any ideas!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:04 PM

I can't help. But I have heard that "dong" means money, not what we usually think the US.

 

Trying to be humorous,

 

JimB



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:03 PM

I have a few Vietnamese nun exchange students at the College, if you can email me what you have I can see what they can tell me.

(sometimes they don't always get the military lingo, but usually they can convey the general idea.)



#4 268th C.A.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:59 AM

You may want to becareful on that too, there were alot of vulgar words used on patches etc. of the era. 



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:17 AM

Thanks for the info.

There are several things of interest....including a diary taken from a VC, and several miscellaneous things.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:12 PM

Locate gimp  on the forum. He is Vietnamese and really nice. I'm sure he would be happy to help.

Paul



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

If you have an iPhone, try the google translate app. I've had a lot of luck with that.


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