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DaddyDuckyBE

Anybody here know French at a near-native level?

I'm trying to buy a cine movie camera via a French eBay equivalent by using Google translate, and the seller only speaks French. I tried to make her tell me if the camera runs with batteries in (first she thought she needed a film to test it, and lacking one she told me that she saw it functional back in the mid-90s):

" You don't need a film to test it. All I wanna know is if the camera is functional today when you put batteries in and pull the trigger. You'll be able to tell by the characteristic whirring noise.

Google translate:

Vous n'avez pas besoin d'un film pour le tester. Tout ce que je voudrais savoir, c'est si la caméra fonctionne aujourd'hui quand vous mettez les piles à l'intérieur et vous appuyez sur la gâchette. Vous le saurez par le bruit caractéristique vrombissant.


But looks like Google translate didn't really help me at getting the idea through to her, as this is what she replied:

" Oui j'ai mis les piles, j'ai essayé et pas de soucis, elle tourne . En fait j'ai meme retrouvé un film... mais du coup je vous le laisse.

Google translate:

Yes I put the batteries, and I tried not to worry about it running. In fact I even found a movie ... but suddenly I leave you.


Could anybody here help us out, please?
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Added: 5 years, 9 months ago
 
bahamutdragons
5 years, 9 months ago
I don't know if it's too late or not, but I am french native.

The first block works fine.  Her answer was "Yes, I put the batteries in and no worries, it worked.  In fact I even found a film... but even then, I'm leaving it to you.
DaddyDuckyBE
5 years, 9 months ago
I wish there was a like button for comments like on Facebook. Thank you, my friend! :)
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