Advice on phrasing?
I'm working hard on learning conversational/transactional Spanish so that I can speak with my customers who do not know English. I'm getting there, but the lessons don't always have the most useful phrases for me :) Right now my store is doing a "round up" campaign, asking customers if they would like to round up to the nearest dollar to support a charity. Anyone have some advice on how I would ask that in Spanish? The way I phrase it in English is "would you like to round up to $____ even to help support job training for people with disabilities?" Obviously I don't need it to be that long or in-depth, but I would like to be able to at least convey the basic part of the question. Thanks in advance!
I don't have specific advise that will help your problem but I do have a suggestion that may help. One of the main problems I think many language learners face is how to have a simple conversation. While DuoLingo is really great for vocabulary retention and fun phrase like "You must eliminate the witness" there are not a lot of conversational/transactional Spanish. After a while I decided to just practice and study basic conversation, simple conversations. There are basic Spanish conversation resources for the medical community, police officers, a book for construction workers, etc. I know this doesn't particularly help but it's something to consider as you continue to use DuoLingo.
How about "Le gustaría redondear a $___ para apoyar la entrenamiento de la gente descapacitada?"
Hopefully you will get input from a native speaker also. This would be understood but may sound awkward or have minor errors.
You could also perhaps ask one of your Spanish speaking customers to correct it or rephrase it for you.
He could use: "Le gustaría aportar $ (dólares) para apoyar el entrenamiento de la gente discapacitada/de las personas discapacitadas en el trabajo" or "Le gustaría redondear la cantidad de $ (dólares) para apoyar el entrenamiento de la gente discapacitada/de las personas discapacitadas en el trabajo."