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Questions tagged [languages]

For questions related to using various languages on math.SE.

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What should I do about answers/questions in other languages?

I stumped upon this answer not in English by a new user. Using Google translates, it seems the user is answering some irrelevant stuffs, so I think it would be safe to down vote. But what should I do ...
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Is 'Proper' English Required in Questions?

In a recent question, the poster used slang. When it was pointed out, his response was 'sorry, I'm from a the hood, tryna learn some math. You feel me' My instinct was to take the OP for their word, ...
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Language review.

I'm Spanish so muy mother tongue is Spanish. I write and speak English quite well. I have to do a kind of project at the university about Lax-Milgram theorem and for that I have to write an abstract ...
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Some details of winter bash page in Spanish.

I speak Spanish, so when I entered to the winter bash page, it was Spanish by default (I don't know why, but that's not the point). It isn't because of google traductor; in the end of the page I have ...
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Answers to questions not asked in English

Recently, I stumbled upon this post, which was posted in Portuguese. When I asked the OP in a comment to restate the question in English, other posters told me that according to this post on Meta, ...
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Are mathematical translations on-topic?

Translating an Italian exercise precisely It seems a little off-topic, but I wanted to ask here. The problem is it seems rather specialized, and requires a good deal of non-mathematical knowledge.
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Can I speak Persian(other than English) in comments?

One person from Iran write a question and there is no answer to it. If we discuss in Persian may be I can understand better his problem and answer it. Can I do it generally in comments, with Persian ...
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What will be the first language that has its own special Math.StackExchange?

Recently StackOverflow started a Russian version of the site because of the huge contribution of the Russians to the IT and English StackOverflow. My question is: If the SE management team decide to ...
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Tag for non-English questions

As per this discussion, users are allowed to ask questions in another language. Would it help to have two tags - "foreign language" (for questions when they are posted) and "translated" (the person ...
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Can my students ask questions in Chinese here, and can I write answers in Chinese?

我想要讓我的抽象代數班級的學生能夠透過網路向我詢問問題, 我可以建置一個私人的社群, 並且讓他們可以在這裡用中文問問題, 並且讓我用中文回答他們嗎? Google translate produces: I want to let my abstract algebra class of students through the Internet to be able to ask me ...
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Proposal for a Portuguese Version of Mathematics

There is a proposal for a new Q&A site of Mathematics for portuguese-speaking users, which form a considerable amount of contributors of this site. I'd really appreciate the support and comments ...
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Asking questions in a language other than English

I know there are some topics about it but I didn't find the the answered of my question. Imagine I want to ask an extremely precise question with a lot shades in one of all possible subjects on ...
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Italian language Math Stack Exchange Area 51 proposal

There are many Italian people who like to speak of mathematics and help students. Many online Italian Q&A sites about mathematics exist. But all of them lack the possibilities offered by Stack ...
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About language-specific versions of math.stackexchange

It is a widespread issue in many communities to have a very bad attitude towards the English language. Despite this being a true handicap during the information age, many students, even researchers, ...
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Should all the questions need to be asked in English? I saw a question which was not in English…

Should all the questions need to be asked in English? I saw a question which was not in English and some other languages I did not reckon and I think not many would reckon that too. I did not see any ...
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Is it OK to assume that most students can read French papers or books when you answer?

When I asked a question on algebraic geometry, some people referred to EGA as its answer. I think it's perfectly OK as long as there are other answers which do not require you to be able to read ...
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If is it possible to translate some exercises from german to english

I want to ask if it is possible to publish a list of problems in German and this list to be translated because I don't know any word in German.
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Request for translation help (English to Portuguese)

This isn’t really a discussion question, but I’ve no better idea for the required tag. Can someone translate my answer to this question into Portuguese? The OP’s reading knowledge of English isn’t up ...
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Is there an agreed upon procedure for translation requests?

This question was posted entirely in Chinese and was tagged with the translation-request tag, but got an extremely negative response and was put on hold. Whereas this one was posted entirely in ...
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Encourage to participate other language communities

I am attending an on-line education program in my country. The Mathematics platform looks like the ideal place to make knowledge exchange and for this reason I am interested in knowing if it is ...
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Am I allowed to ask for translation references and/or suggestions in MSE?

Well, there's not much more to say than what the title already suggests. I'd like to know if there are some common translations (i.e. some widely used and accepted translations) from English to ...
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Solve/compute/evaluate: when should we use these verbs?

Today, I've edited the question in this thread, and apparently I did wrong. The question was asking to "solve an (indefinite) integral", which I replaced by "compute an (indefinite) integral". ...
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French paper translation help

I am tranlating a mathematics education paper from French to English. Using Google translate and Bing translate is certainly helpful but is not perfect. I was wondering if I can ask the question ...
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Asking about a paper in a foreign language

There's a nice binomial identity I am trying to understand. There are various algebraic proofs, but I am really interested in a combinatorial proof. Some reading lead me to a monograph by a French ...
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Mathematics in Spanish

Ok, I´m new here. My question is simple. I was searching in Area 51 any proposal about create Mathematics in Spanish, like the proposal of create Stack Overflow in Spanish too, anyone know if the ...
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Translation of Mathematical Questions

This question was recently closed as off topic. This type of question is neither disallowed by the FAQ nor explicitly recommended. However, it seems like a question that would be best handled on this ...
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Propose new tag (translation-request)

I created a new tag (translation-request) on this post. This isn't the first time I've seen someone post a translation request, though I'm not finding any others at ...
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Should we have an FAQ with basic math-specific English?

There seems to be a core of English errors that are made very frequently in mathematical writing by non-native English speakers. These include confusing "proof"/"prove" and "die"/"dice" and using ...
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How should I go about asking about translating a mathematical term from one language to another?

Most of mathematical texts I read are in English, which is not my native language. When I learn a new concept, I often don't know how to translate it to Polish. Sometimes, although rarely, it's the ...
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Is it appropriate to cite a source that contains Chinese?

I am a Chinese user. I understand we should use English in SE, but is it appropriate to cite a source that contains Chinese (the main content still present in English)?
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What exactly might non-native speakers mean by “doubt”?

Every once in a while, we get questions on math.SE that seem to be trying to use the word "doubt" in a non-standard way. If you search for "doubt" (on math.SE, not here on meta), you'll find dozens of ...