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Proofreading of a postal receipt

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Proofreading of a postal receipt

Postby Youngfun » 2015-02-07, 21:01

From here.

I received a receipt from the post office in China. It's bilingual Chinese/French.
But it looks like broken French, so can you guys proof-read it for me and correct it / tell me the correct French for that? :)
I'll trancribe the content here as the picture is not easy to read. I'll also write the Chinese version in case someone knows Chinese here.
Thank you in advance.

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中国邮政
LA POSTE CHINOISE

国际及台、港、澳函件收据
Récépissé de dépôt d’unenvoi
  • 挂件 Recommandé
  • Avec valeur déclarée
函件号码[...]
No._________________________
函件种类(挂号函件填)
Catégorie d’envoi (A n’utiliser que pour les envois recommandés)
  • 信函 Lettre
  • 印刷品 Imprimé
  • 小包 Petit paquet
  • 盲人读物 Cécogramme
  • 印刷品专袋 Sac M
报价金额 Valeur déclarée

Yuan_____________
特别提款权
DTS______________
特别标记
Mention Spéciale
  • 航空 Avion
  • 快递 Exprés
资费数额
Taxe percue ____________
收寄人员签名和收寄局日戳
Signateur de l'agent et timbre à date du bureau d’origine

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说明:
Indications:
1.凭此据可在六个月以内办理查询。
La réclamation sera admise à la présentation de ce réecépissé dans le delai de 6 mois à compter du lendemain du jour de dépôt de l’envio.
2. 请将收件人名址填入下列格内以备查询。
Veuillez inscrire, ci—après, le nom et l’adresse du destinataire pour la réclamation éventuelle.

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Re: Proofreading of a postal receipt

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-02-08, 9:38

Hmm...maybe I just don't know enough about the vocabulary that post offices use (in any language, including English), but I'll try anyway. :) Just please bear in mind that these are really just my thoughts, not necessarily the truth. :P
Youngfun wrote:中国邮政
LA POSTE CHINOISE

Apparently, 中国邮政 is just called "China Post" even in French (see https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Post, which also links to https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%AD ... E%E6%94%BF).
国际及台、港、澳函件收据
Récépissé de dépôt d’unenvoi

If I'm not mistaken, the Chinese part means "receipt of international mail or [mail] from Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macao," so I think maybe that should be something like accusé de réception de poste internationale ou de Taïwan, Hong Kong ou Macao.
  • 挂件 Recommandé
  • Avec valeur déclarée
函件号码[...]
No._________________________
函件种类(挂号函件填)
Catégorie d’envoi (A n’utiliser que pour les envois recommandés)

I think that last line should probably be something more like Catégorie de poste (A ne compléter que pour la poste recommandée), especially since 填 means 'to fill out' (French (fr) compléter), but that's just my guess.
  • 信函 Lettre
  • 印刷品 Imprimé
  • 小包 Petit paquet
  • 盲人读物 Cécogramme
  • 印刷品专袋 Sac M
报价金额 Valeur déclarée

Yuan_____________
特别提款权
DTS______________
特别标记
Mention Spéciale

I can't tell what 特别标记 is supposed to mean in this context, but I don't think mention spéciale is the right translation here. I can't even find any evidence that mention spéciale is a term that post office workers use in French. :?
  • 航空 Avion
  • 快递 Exprés

Shouldn't the first one be par avion?
资费数额
Taxe percue ____________

Hmm...资费 means 'service expenses', not 'tax', and I don't see how 数额 would change the meaning, really. :hmm: Maybe côuts perçus would be a better way of phrasing it.
收寄人员签名和收寄局日戳
Signateur de l'agent et timbre à date du bureau d’origine

I think this is fine.
说明:
Indications:
1.凭此据可在六个月以内办理查询。
La réclamation sera admise à la présentation de ce réecépissé dans le delai de 6 mois à compter du lendemain du jour de dépôt de l’envio.

There are a few errors here, but mostly this just looks like a really convoluted way of phrasing it, at least to me. :hmm: I don't know whether the convoluted phrasing is necessary in French or not (since I think it does sound more formal), but if not, then I think the best translation may be simply Cet accusé de réception peut se présenter en 6 mois.
2. 请将收件人名址填入下列格内以备查询。
Veuillez inscrire, ci—après, le nom et l’adresse du destinataire pour la réclamation éventuelle.

Should be ci-dessous, not ci-après.

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Re: Proofreading of a postal receipt

Postby Youngfun » 2015-02-15, 20:45

Merci beaucoup, Vijay! :)

vijayjohn wrote:Apparently, 中国邮政 is just called "China Post" even in French

Yeah, in China everything has an official English translation, so all other languages other than English also use the English forms for Chinese addresses, institutions or companies.

If I'm not mistaken, the Chinese part means "receipt of international mail or [mail] from to Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macao," so I think maybe that should be something like accusé de réception reçu? de poste internationale ou de Taïwan, Hong Kong ou Macao.

I think you misunderstood here. It's "receipt" in the sense of "piece of paper" that they give you after you sent a mail. Not "receipt" in the sense that you received a mail.
So in French it would be reçu, right?

说明:
Indications:
1.凭此据可在六个月以内办理查询。
La réclamation sera admise à la présentation de ce réecépissé dans le delai de 6 mois à compter du lendemain du jour de dépôt de l’envio.

There are a few errors here, but mostly this just looks like a really convoluted way of phrasing it, at least to me. :hmm: I don't know whether the convoluted phrasing is necessary in French or not (since I think it does sound more formal), but if not, then I think the best translation may be simply Cet accusé de réception peut se présenter en 6 mois.

No. This means that you can apply for an "enquiry" (a term that the Chinese like to use... it could be translated as "tracking") your mail within 6 months, upon showing that receipt. :lol:

For the rest, I think I either agree with you or don't know enough French.

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Re: Proofreading of a postal receipt

Postby JackFrost » 2015-02-16, 0:54

I hesitated to try this since I don't really know Chinese. However I can confirm that receipt is commonly called reçu. Accusé de réception is pretty formal and it's used to acknowledge a receiving of a letter or application by the addressee/recipient.

And tracking is repérage.
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Re: Proofreading of a postal receipt

Postby Youngfun » 2015-02-18, 8:00

Sank you, Jacques!
Youngfun wrote:1.凭此据可在六个月以内办理查询。
La réclamation sera admise à la présentation de ce réecépissé dans le delai de 6 mois à compter du lendemain du jour de dépôt de l’envio.

I made a slight mistake here when copying: it should be délai with the acute accent.


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