How to translate work email

How to translate work email

I have a question.     =     I have 18 questions.

I’ll look into it.     =     I’ve already forgotten about it.

I tried my best.     =     I did the bare minimum.

Happy to discuss further.     =     Don’t ask me about this again.

No worries.     =     You really messed up this time.

Take care.     =     This is the last you’ll ever hear from me.

Cheers!     =     I have no respect for you or myself!


Complement and Insult

It’s amazing how a person can compliment and insult you at the same time.

Recently, when I greeted my coworker, she said, “You look so gorgeous, I didn’t recognize you.”

Elaine Schyve, Cohocton, New York


“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.”
― Henri Nouwen


“If you only talk to a person’s head and not their heart people won’t listen to you.”
Les Brown


“It’s all about people. It’s about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you.”

Mike Davidson


“Social media policies will never be able to cure stupidity.”


– Nichole Kelly


“A note of caution: We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us. Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy. Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you. That’s why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded.”

― Marcus Buckingham


“Use Discretion & Good Judgment. Don’t share your most embarrassing moments with public exposure. Doing what is right is not always easy and can require uncommon courage. Be brave my friends, living right is its own reward.”

Susan C. Young


“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”


Paulo Coelho


“To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.”

Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Essayist