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    Default Need help with a sign

    Hello,...I have a need for a sign to place by our outdoor faucet while our painters are working on our home. They speak Spanish and very little English.

    The sign needs to have the following information written:


    Please shut the faucet off when finished. Do not over tighten the handle.

    Left is on / Right is off


    Thank You.



    Babelfish translator seems inconsistent, so I thought I would turn to the experts and get a real life translation so that the message is accurate and doesn't look like a weak attempt at communication.


    thanks for any insight.....

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    por favor, cierre la canilla cuando haya terminado. No ajuste demasiado la manivela.
    "left" abierta
    "right" cerrada

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    Much appreciated


    thanks

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    I agree with diegonel as regards the translation of the two first sentences; but when it says "Left is on / Right is off," I would write "Hacia la izquierda, se abre / Hacia la derecha, se cierra."

    Hope it helps! =)

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    Default Re: Need help with a sign

    This is my try: "por favor cerrar la canilla una vez que termine de usarla" "A la izquierda se abre, a la derecha se cierra"

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