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    CAN ANYONE TRANSLATE DUTCH

    Two cds were ordered from a musician in the Netherlands. The package took a couple weeks to get there and it was opened with the enclosed letter. I'm hoping the letter is from a postal carrier explaining what happened. It doesn't have to be translated word for word, I would just like to know what the letter is explaining. The musician thinks he got ripped off and got real nasty in the letter that he wrote when the money was refunded back to the sender through PayPal. A business isn't going to ripoff someone for two cds when they have been selling his material for a couple decades with no problems. Any help from maybe Trane or Rarebird would be very appreciated.

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    Ed

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    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
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    This according to google translate:
    Recently there was an incident with one of our drivers, including our last one
    postal items were taken by third parties. The postal items were later found by the Polrt1e and to us
    handed over. Here is also a postal item (s) that you send as sender 1s (z1Jn), of which the
    addressee no longer legible due to the damage and / or the contents disappeared Naturally
    we particularly regret the state of affairs. W11 offer our apologies for this
    We believe - despite the damage - to do well to return the mail item to you with this
    letter as an explanation. You will find the mail item (s) in a seal bag.
    If you have any questions about the content of this letter, please contact our colleagues at
    Customer service via the special telephone number 058 2333369. They can be reached from Monday to
    Friday from 8.30 am to 8 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.
    Sincerely,
    Sabrine Hilali
    Customer Process Manager. Quality & Flow
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    Don't hate the Dutch because somebody broke into the mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Don't hate the Dutch because somebody broke into the mail.
    It happens everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    This according to google translate:
    Recently there was an incident with one of our drivers, including our last one
    postal items were taken by third parties. The postal items were later found by the Polrt1e and to us
    handed over. Here is also a postal item (s) that you send as sender 1s (z1Jn), of which the
    addressee no longer legible due to the damage and / or the contents disappeared Naturally
    we particularly regret the state of affairs. W11 offer our apologies for this
    We believe - despite the damage - to do well to return the mail item to you with this
    letter as an explanation. You will find the mail item (s) in a seal bag.
    If you have any questions about the content of this letter, please contact our colleagues at
    Customer service via the special telephone number 058 2333369. They can be reached from Monday to
    Friday from 8.30 am to 8 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.
    Sincerely,
    Sabrine Hilali
    Customer Process Manager. Quality & Flow
    Thanks a lot Mark. I could have probably done that but sometimes it doesn't always come out the correct way. I sent off your translation plus the original document to the musician and hopefully he will recognize that this incident wasn't either party's fault.
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    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
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    You are welcome. Trane ( or another native speaker ) could probably do a better job by reading.
    I made a pdf out of your picture in Adobe acrobat and then used adobe to OCR it to Dutch, then copied it into google translate.
    Typo's happened.
    I hope you can get things straightened out.
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    Huh.....I thought it said "Would You Like A Smoke And A Pancake?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    Huh.....I thought it said "Would You Like A Smoke And A Pancake?"
    I got "Would You Like To Be Spanked With A Sausage Patty". That's why I didn't trust it, they only spank you with the links.
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    ^^^ Well it sounds like somebody here as actually been spanked with a sausage before. Hmmm....
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    Google got it more or less right. Trust me, I'm a translator

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    Google got it more or less right. Trust me, I'm a translator
    That's nice to know, but he still hasn't apologized for the nasty letter he wrote blaming someone for the theft of his cds.
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